Make your race day easy and stress-free with our event transport services.
Online transport ticket sales close 28 October 2021. Thereafter, please visit the Transport Desk at Athlete Check-In before 5pm Saturday 30 October 2021 to purchase your ticket.
The transport services provided are charter services, therefore MUST be purchased through the event organisers, not with Fullers or Ritchies directly. AT Hop cards cannot be used for payment. Your pre-purchased transport ticket will be printed onto your Race Bib.
MARATHON & HALF MARATHON
FERRY SERVICE - Pre Race
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 $13.00 one way, or $23.00 for a return ticket (note return tickets applicable for supporters only to return to the finish line). We recommend you book early.
|Depart AUCKLAND||Depart BIRKENHEAD||Depart BAYSWATER|
*Latest ferry for Marathon participants to arrive in time for start.
You cannot book a specific ferry sailing time - you need to turn up to the ferry sailing of your choice outlined above and 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.
BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE
Ritchies provides a bus service from the North Shore to the Marathon and Half Marathon start line, 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|
|$11.00 one way||$10.00 one way||$9.00 one way|
|$17.00 return*||$15.00 return*||$13.00 return*|
|Albany Park & Ride||Constellation Park & Ride||488 Lake Rd Takapuna|
You cannot book a specific 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. 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.
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.
PRE RACE - BUS SHUTTLE
Ritchies provides a bus service from Fanshawe Street (Victoria Park bus stop), to the start at Smales Farm. Tickets cost $9.00. This is a one-way service only.
No public transport (bus or train) into downtown Auckland City exists before 7:00am on race-day. 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 11km Traverse. Please use the Northern Express public service run by Ritchies. Buses will be available from the bus stop located at Victoria St West. Tickets for this service can be purchased while boarding.
5KM & KIDS MARATHON
There is no pre-race transport to the start line at Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Quarter. Due to the road closures, there is NO PARKING in the areas surrounding the start lines. Athletes are encouraged to drive and park at the city carparks (see here for a parking map), or at the Victoria Park Market end of Victoria Park and surrounding streets (subject to availability), or make use of public transport. Please arrive with plenty of time to walk to the start line.