Getting to Takapuna

Takapuna Beach is easy to get to and is located only 9km from Auckland City and 28km from the airport.


Takapuna is a 10-15 minute drive north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and a 30 minute drive from the airport, depending on traffic. From central Takapuna, visitors can reach the northern or southern motorway in 5-10 minutes.

Get driving directions to Takapuna here.

Use our guide to find parking spaces once you arrive.

Made it to Takapuna and looking for a carpark? Check out where to park in Takapuna here!

Public Transportation

You can also reach Takapuna Beach using the bus or the ferry.

There are numerous bus stops in Takapuna and most buses coming from and going to the city, pass through Takapuna. The Smales Farm Busway and Station is roughly a 30min from central Takapuna.

Taking the bus from the city centre to Takapuna will take around 20-30 minutes, while the ferry ride from the city to Devonport will take about 30 minutes after which you can take Bus 813 which runs from Devonport Wharf to Takapuna. Another option is to take the Bayswater Ferry and alight at the ferry terminal at Bayswater Marina and take Bus 803 or 804 to get to Takapuna.

Check the bus and ferry timetables and plan your trip to Takapuna using public transportation here.


Cycle to Takapuna? Why not! Check out the Devonport to Takapuna green route which takes you from the historic suburb of Devonport, though parks and along the waterfront, finishing at the fabulous Takapuna Beach next to a bustling shopping centre. If you’re looking for a more regular route you can take to get to Takapuna, have a look at #AKLcyclemap by Daniel Cranston, a crowd-sourced work in progress. It builds on AT’s maps by adding layers of useful bike info to a Google map. Check out the Bike Auckland website for other resources on cycling in Auckland!


Let’s Carpool is a local government initiative to encourage employers and employees to carpool to work. Visit their website to join and start carpooling!

Taxi and Uber

You can also take a cab or use Uber. A cab or Uber ride to Takapuna from the CBD will cost around $30, while taking a cab from the airport will cost you around $75.

Book a taxi or Uber:

Cheap Cabs – (09) 621 0505

Co-op Taxis – (09) 300 3000

Alert Taxi – (09) 309 2000

Green Cabs – 0508-447-336


Airport Shuttle:

Visitors coming from the airport can also use a shuttle service to get to Takapuna Beach. Phone or book online:

Shore Shuttles – 0800 262 772

Super Shuttle – 0800-SHUTTLE (748885)

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