travel and life with lee mylne

Walking the line at Auckland Airport

New Zealand’s largest city – Auckland – must have one of the easiest methods of transport between its international and domestic airports that I’ve ever come across.

When visiting for the Christmas holidays, I flew into Auckland International Airport and then had to transfer for a domestic flight. At the domestic check-in desk in the international terminal, the friendly staff member simply pointed me to the door and said “Follow the green line”.

Forget about catching a bus (which is available if you prefer) or negotiating such a short fare with a reluctant taxi driver. Getting between terminals is simply a 10 to 15 minute walk, following a clear, wide green line painted on the footpath.

It’s impossible to get lost, it’s free, and a great way to stretch the legs between flights.  Added to that, it’s probably even quicker than any of the other transport options, and certainly better for our health and the environment.

I guess I was lucky with the weather, but for my money, if it’s not raining, then shanks’ pony rules!

IMG_2103

Travellers following the green line between terminals at Auckland airport.

 

Advertisements

9 Responses to “Walking the line at Auckland Airport”

    • A Glass Half Full

      I agree – the massive hikes that are sometimes involved in just getting from one gate lounge to another at huge airports may be good for us in exercise terms, but they can be quite trying!

      Reply
  1. Jenn Jay

    Simple is best – I found the international to domestic reasonably easy at Honolulu airport – but a line showing the way would lessen the uncertainty!

    Reply
  2. candidkay

    Love this idea, having just traveled across country and through 3-4 airports. You begin to feel a bit stale after 9 hours indoors!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: