Birkenhead is a suburb of Auckland located on the North Shore, four kilometres northwest of the city's CBD. Well known areas within the district include: Birkenhead Point, Highbury, Chatswood, Verrans Corner, Birkdale and Beach Haven.

Tickets can be bought from the Downtown ferry terminal office. AT HOP Fares are also available on this route. See the timetable for details.

Birkenhead ferry terminal

On-Board Safety Guidelines

Your safety is important to us. To ensure that your journey is smooth sailing please follow our On-Board Safety Guidelines.

Travel Alerts for Birkenhead

COVID-19 alert level 3, step 1

While Auckland remains in step 1 of alert level 3 our ferry services continue to operate on reduced timetables. To view them, click here.

Recreational travel to Waiheke Island is not permitted. You can only travel to Waiheke Island for recreation if you are a resident on the island.

Please remember to wear your face mask or covering in ferry terminals and on board, scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app, remain seated throughout your journey and be kind to our crew who are doing their best to sail safely.

For more information on ferry travel at step 1 of alert level 3, click here