Sunday 31 October 2021

Overview

There will be a number of road closures and parking restrictions in place on race-day making the roads busier than normal, so we recommend making use of the following transport services to get to your start line and from the finish line.

 

Pre-Race

Post-Race
Marathon
  • PRE-PAID charter ferry services from Quay St, and Birkenhead via Bayswater
  • PRE-PAID charter bus services from Albany, Constellation, and Takapuna

No public transport services available at this time - use private transport to get to all charter departure locations. 

  • All regular AT train and bus services city-wide INCLUDED in your entry
Half Marathon
  • PRE-PAID charter ferry services from Quay St, and Birkenhead via Bayswater
  • PRE-PAID charter bus services from Albany, Constellation, and Takapuna

One scheduled early service on each rail line (Eastern, Southern, Western & Onehunga) to Britomart INCLUDED in your entry. No other public transport services available at this time - use private transport to get to Birkenhead, Bayswater, Albany, Constellation, and Takapuna charter departure locations. 

  • All regular AT train and bus services city-wide INCLUDED in your entry
11km Traverse
  • PRE-PAID charter bus services from Fanshawe St
  • PRE-PAID charter bus services from Albany, and Constellation

All regular AT train and bus services city-wide INCLUDED in your entry to get to all charter departure locations. Smales Farm Bus Station closed until 11:30am on race-day.

  • All regular AT train and bus services city-wide INCLUDED in your entry
5km & Kids Marathon
  • Short walk from Britomart Train Station

All regular AT train and bus services city-wide INCLUDED in your entry.

  • All regular AT train and bus services city-wide INCLUDED in your entry

Maps

Transport Options

 

Click on the options below to view further details on the transport services available for your race distance.

 

Marathon

Marathon Pre-Race

CITY CENTRE TO START LINE

Fullers360 provide a ferry service from the Downtown Ferry Building on Quay Street to the Marathon start at Devonport. There will also be one ferry available from both Birkenhead and Bayswater to the Marathon start.

Please note, public transport services into downtown Auckland City will not be available this early on race-day. Either taxi or drive and use one of the city’s parking buildings.

Athletes can purchase ferry tickets from their MyEvents account for $13.00 one-way, or $23.00 return for supporters to return to the finish line. Online transport ticket sales close 28 October 2021 and are subject to availability – we recommend you book early.

This is a chartered service, therefore you MUST purchase your ferry ticket through the event organisers (not with Fullers360 directly) and AT Hop cards cannot be used for payment. Your pre-purchased transport ticket will be printed onto your Race Bib.

Depart DOWNTOWN
approx. 15min travel time

Depart BIRKENHEAD
approx. 30min travel time   
Depart BAYSWATER
approx. 15min travel time

4:20am
4:30am
4:35am
4:40am
5:00am

5:00am

5:15am

You cannot book a specific departure time. All ferries will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly advise participants to take an early service to ensure you arrive in time for your race start. It is your responsibility to arrive at the start with plenty of time to prepare for your event. 

 

NORTH SHORE TO START LINE

Ritchies provide a bus service from three locations on the North Shore to the Marathon start at Devonport. The three departure locations are: Albany Park & Ride, Constellation Park & Ride, and 488 Lake Rd in Takapuna.

Participants can purchase bus tickets from their MyEvents account for $11.00 one-way from Albany, $10.00 one-way from Constellation, or $9.00 one-way from Takapuna. Online transport ticket sales close 28 October 2021 and are subject to availability – we recommend you book early.

This is a chartered service, therefore you MUST purchase your bus ticket through the event organisers (not with Ritchies directly) and AT Hop cards cannot be used for payment. Your pre-purchased transport ticket will be printed onto your Race Bib.

Depart ALBANY
approx. 30min travel time

Depart CONSTELLATION
approx. 25min travel time
Depart TAKAPUNA
approx. 15min travel time

4:40am
4:50am
5:05am

4:45am
4:55am
5:10am

5:05am
5:20am

You cannot book a specific departure time. All buses will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly advise participants to take an early service to ensure you arrive in time for your race start. It is your responsibility to arrive at the start with plenty of time to prepare for your event.

 

Transport map 42km 

Marathon Post-Race

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES INCLUDED

All regular Auckland Transport (AT) train and bus services city-wide are INCLUDED in athlete's entry fee on race-day. Athletes simply need to show their Race Bib to use any service, in line with the AT public transport schedules.

Visit at.govt/events for more info.

Please note, some regular AT services will be disrupted by the event. The Victoria Park bus stop located on Fanshawe Street will be closed – please use the Victoria St West bus stop instead. See here to plan your journey - note, this will be updated 2-3 weeks out from the event. Facemasks or coverings are required on all public transport.

Ferries are not included.

Half Marathon

Half Marathon Pre-Race

CITY CENTRE TO START LINE

Fullers360 provide a ferry service from the Downtown Ferry Building on Quay Street to the Half Marathon start at Devonport. There will also be one ferry available from both Birkenhead and Bayswater to the Half Marathon start.

Athletes can purchase ferry tickets from their MyEvents account for $13.00 one-way, or $23.00 return for supporters to return to the finish line. Online transport ticket sales close 28 October 2021 and are subject to availability – we recommend you book early.

This is a chartered service, therefore you MUST purchase your ferry ticket through the event organisers (not with Fullers360 directly) and AT Hop cards cannot be used for payment. Your pre-purchased transport ticket will be printed onto your Race Bib.

Depart DOWNTOWN
approx. 15min travel time

Depart BIRKENHEAD
approx. 30min travel time   
Depart BAYSWATER
approx. 15min travel time

4:20am
4:30am
4:35am
4:40am
5:00am
5:20am
5:35am
5:45am
5:50am
6:05am
6:10am

5:00am

5:15am

You cannot book a specific departure time. All ferries will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly advise participants to take an early service to ensure you arrive in time for your race start. It is your responsibility to arrive at the start with plenty of time to prepare for your event.

 

TRAVEL INTO CITY CENTRE

To get you into the city earlier, AT will be adding one additional train service to their regular Sunday timetable. This will be available on all AT train lines (Western, Southern, Onehunga and Eastern) and is scheduled to arrive at Britomart Train Station at the below times. Travel on AT trains is INCLUDED in athlete's entry fee on race-day. Athletes simply need to show their Race Bib to use any train service.

 

Arrive BRITOMART   

Onehunga Line
Eastern Line
Western Line
Southern Line

5:09am
5:10am
5:16am
5:24am

Please note, buses will replace trains on the Eastern Line between Manukau & Panmure and on the Southern Line between Pukekohe & Penrose. See here to plan your journey - note, this will be updated 2-3 weeks out from the event. Facemasks or coverings are required on all public transport.

Alternatively, you can taxi or drive and use one of the city’s parking buildings – however please note, roads in the city will be busy with event traffic. 

 

NORTH SHORE TO START LINE

Ritchies provide a bus service from three locations on the North Shore to the Half Marathon start at Devonport. The three departure locations are: Albany Park & Ride, Constellation Park & Ride, and 488 Lake Rd in Takapuna.

Participants can purchase bus tickets from their MyEvents account for $11.00 one-way from Albany, $10.00 one-way from Constellation, or $9.00 one-way from Takapuna. Online transport ticket sales close 28 October 2021 and are subject to availability – we recommend you book early.

This is a chartered service, therefore you MUST purchase your bus ticket through the event organisers (not with Ritchies directly) and AT Hop cards cannot be used for payment. Your pre-purchased transport ticket will be printed onto your Race Bib.

Depart ALBANY
approx. 30min travel time

Depart CONSTELLATION
approx. 25min travel time
Depart TAKAPUNA
approx. 15min travel time

4:40am
4:50am
5:05am
5:20am
5:35am

4:45am
4:55am
5:10am
5:25am
5:40am

5:05am
5:20am
5:30am
5:45am

You cannot book a specific departure time. All buses will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly advise participants to take an early service to ensure you arrive in time for your race start. It is your responsibility to arrive at the start with plenty of time to prepare for your event.

 

21km Transport map

Half Marathon Post-Race

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES INCLUDED

All regular Auckland Transport (AT) train and bus services city-wide are INCLUDED in athlete's entry fee on race-day. Athletes simply need to show their Race Bib to use any service, in line with the AT public transport schedules.

Visit at.govt/events for more info.

Please note, some regular AT services will be disrupted by the event. The Victoria Park bus stop located on Fanshawe Street will be closed – please use the Victoria St West bus stop instead. See here to plan your journey - note, this will be updated 2-3 weeks out from the event. Facemasks or coverings are required on all public transport.

Ferries are not included.

11km Traverse

11km Traverse Pre-Race

CITY CENTRE & NORTH SHORE TO START LINE

Ritchies provide a bus service from three locations to the 11km Traverse start at Smales Farm. The three departure locations are: Fanshawe Street (Victoria Park bus stop), Albany Park & Ride, and Constellation Park & Ride.

Participants can purchase bus tickets from their MyEvents account for $9.00 one-way from Fanshawe Street, $11.00 one-way from Albany, or $10.00 one-way from Constellation. Online transport ticket sales close 28 October 2021 and are subject to availability – we recommend you book early.

This is a chartered service, therefore you MUST purchase your bus ticket through the event organisers (not with Ritchies directly) and AT Hop cards cannot be used for payment. Your pre-purchased transport ticket will be printed onto your Race Bib.

Depart FANSHAWE ST
approx. 15min travel time

Depart ALBANY
approx. 15min travel time
Depart CONSTELLATION
approx. 10min travel time

7:15am
7:30am
7:45am
8:00am
8:10am
8:20am

7:30am
7:45am
8:00am

7:45am
8:10am

You cannot book a specific departure time. All buses will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly advise participants to take an early service to ensure you arrive in time for your race start. It is your responsibility to arrive at the start with plenty of time to prepare for your event. 

 

TRAVEL INTO CITY CENTRE

All regular Auckland Transport (AT) train and bus services city-wide are INCLUDED in athlete's entry fee on race-day. Athletes simply need to show their Race Bib to use any service, in line with the AT public transport schedules.

Visit at.govt/events for more info. 

Please note, Smales Farm Bus Station is closed prior to 11:30am on race-day, therefore regular AT services to Smales Farm will not be running. See here to plan your journey - note, this will be updated 2-3 weeks out from the event. Facemasks or coverings are required on all public transport.

Ferries are not included.

 

11km Transport map

11km Traverse Post-Race

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES INCLUDED

All regular Auckland Transport (AT) train and bus services city-wide are INCLUDED in athlete's entry fee on race-day. Athletes simply need to show their Race Bib to use any service, in line with the AT public transport schedules.

Visit at.govt/events for more info.

Please note, some regular AT services will be disrupted by the event. The Victoria Park bus stop located on Fanshawe Street will be closed – please use the Victoria St West bus stop instead. See here to plan your journey - note, this will be updated 2-3 weeks out from the event. Facemasks or coverings are required on all public transport.

Ferries are not included.

5km & Kids Marathon

5km & Kids Marathon Pre- & Post-Race

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES INCLUDED

All regular Auckland Transport (AT) train and bus services city-wide are INCLUDED in athlete's entry fee on race-day. Athletes simply need to show their Race Bib to use any service, in line with the AT public transport schedules.

From Britomart it is a 15min walk to both the 5km start line at Karanga Plaza and the Kids Marathon start Line on Fanshawe Street.

Please note, some regular AT services will be disrupted by the event. The Victoria Park bus stop located on Fanshawe Street will be closed - please use the Victoria St West bus stop instead. See here to plan your journey - note, this will be updated 2-3 weeks out from the event. Facemasks or coverings are required on all public transport.

Visit at.govt/events for more info.

Sun, 31 Oct 2021