SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2017

Make your race day easy and stress-free with our event transport services. The following services will be available to purchase should you choose to let us take care of your transport on the day. Please note, you can book this while entering, or at a later date through your Active account, subject to availability. If you have not previously created an Active account, you can through the link below. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

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Full and Half Marathon

FERRY SERVICE - Pre Race

Ferry service

Fullers Ferries will be available to take participants from the Downtown Ferry Building on Quay Street to the Marathon and Half Marathon start at Devonport. This is a pre-race chartered service and the first ferries will leave at 4:20am. Fullers Ferries will also be available from Birkenhead and Bayswater to the start at Devonport. There is one pre-race charter service from Birkenhead leaving at 5:00am and stopping via Bayswater at 5:15am. Participants can purchase Ferry Tickets for $10.00 one way, or $20.00 for a return ticket (note return tickets applicable for supporters only to return to the finish line) when completing their online entry form, or at registration subject to availability. We recommend you book early.

Depart AUCKLAND  Depart BIRKENHEAD  Depart BAYSWATER 
04:20
04:30
04:35
04:40
05:00
05:20
05:20
05:35
05:35
05:45
05:50
06:05
06:05
06:10
06:25
05:00* 05:15*

*Marathon participants must take this Birkenhead/Bayswater sailing to arrive in time.

You cannot book a particular ferry sailing time - you need to turn up to the ferry sailing of your choice outlined above. Ferries will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE

Bus Service

Ritchies provides a bus service from the North Shore to the Marathon and Half Marathon start utilising the 'Park and Ride' facilities at Albany and Constellation Drive, and at 488 Lake Road Takapuna.

Albany to Devonport Constellation to Devonport Takapuna to Devonport
$10.00 one way $9.00 one way $8.00 one way
$15.00 return* $13.00 return* $11.00 return*
Bus Departures
Albany Park & Ride Constellation Park & Ride 488 Lake Rd Takapuna
04:40
04:50
05:05
05:20
05:35
04:45
04:55
05:10
05:25
05:40
 
05:05
05:20
05:30
05:45

You cannot book a particular bus departure time - please turn up to one of the departure locations outlined above and buses will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

POST RACE – BUS SERVICE*

Return trips are via the Northern Express buses run by Ritchies which depart at 15 minute intervals. Buses will be available from the bus stop outside Victoria Park Market on Victoria Street. Takapuna return trip returns to Akoranga & Smales Farm Stations. Transfer is then required to Takapuna Shops (no charge).

12K TRAVERSE

PRE RACE - BUS SHUTTLE

Ritchies provides a bus service from Lower Albert/ Quay Street, Auckland Central to the start at Smales Farm. Tickets cost $8.00. This is a one -way service only.

Bus Departures
Lower Albert/ QuayStreet 
07:15
07:30
07:45
08:00
08:10
08:20

No public transport (bus or train) into downtown Auckland City exists before 7:00am on Sunday 29 October. Private car, taxi or Uber is the only option to get to the Bus Services at Victoria Park if you live in Central, Eastern, Western or Southern parts of Auckland.

POST RACE – BUS SERVICE

There is no return shuttle organised to take you back to the start of the 12km Traverse. Please use the Northern Express public service run by Ritchies. Buses will be available from the bus stop located in Lower Albert Street once the road is open again. Tickets for this service can be purchased while boarding.

5km CHALLENGE

PRE RACE – BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE

Free buses will transport Heart Foundation 5k Challenge participants from Victoria Park to the start assembly area at Point Erin Park. The buses will depart from Victoria St, outside Victoria Park Market from 8:20am with the last bus departing no later than 9:20am. You do not need a ticket for this service.