Sunday 23 January 2022

Overview

UPDATE - Our new January event date means we’ve had to adapt our transport options, as there are a number of Auckland Transport network closures scheduled on race day. We apologise to all our athletes who were looking forward to the free services we had planned for 2021, that we can no longer offer in January. We hope to bring this service back for our future Auckland Marathon events. The options outlined below will be available for the event in January.

 

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. 

  • AT public services. Use cash or AT Hop Card for payment 
Half Marathon
  • PRE-PAID charter ferry services from Quay St, and Birkenhead via Bayswater
  • PRE-PAID charter bus services from Albany, Constellation, and Takapuna

Limited public transport services available at this time - use AT Journey Planner or private transport to get to charter departure locations. 

  • AT public services. Use cash or AT Hop Card for payment 
11km Traverse
  • PRE-PAID charter bus services from Fanshawe St
  • PRE-PAID charter bus services from Albany, and Constellation

Public transport services available at this time - use AT Journey Planner to get to charter departure locations. Smales Farm Bus Station closed until 11:30am on race-day.

  • AT public services. Use cash or AT Hop Card for payment 
5km & Kids Marathon
  • Short walk from Britomart Train Station

Public transport services available at this time - use AT Journey Planner to get into the city centre.

  • AT public services. Use cash or AT Hop Card for payment 

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. Online transport ticket sales close 20 January 2022 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 20 January 2022 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

Where possible, athletes are encouraged to use Auckland Transport (AT) public services. Cash or AT Hop card is required for payment.

To return to the North Shore, use the NX1 for Albany and Constellation, or the #82 bus to Milford Shops for Takapuna. The Victoria Park bus stop located on Fanshawe Street will be closed for the duration of the event – please use the Victoria St West bus stop instead.

Please note, some regular AT services will be disrupted by the event. 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.

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 20 January 2022 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.

 

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 20 January 2022 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.

 

Transport 21km2

Half Marathon Post-Race

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES

Where possible, athletes are encouraged to use Auckland Transport (AT) public services. Cash or AT Hop card is required for payment.

To return to the North Shore, use the NX1 for Albany and Constellation, or the #82 bus to Milford Shops for Takapuna. The Victoria Park bus stop located on Fanshawe Street will be closed for the duration of the event – please use the Victoria St West bus stop instead.

Please note, some regular AT services will be disrupted by the event. 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.

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 20 January 2022 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. 

 

Transport 11km

11km Traverse Post-Race

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES

Where possible, athletes are encouraged to use Auckland Transport (AT) public services. Cash or AT Hop card is required for payment.

To return to the North Shore, use the NX1 for Albany and Constellation, or the #82 bus to Milford Shops for Takapuna. The Victoria Park bus stop located on Fanshawe Street will be closed for the duration of the event – please use the Victoria St West bus stop instead.

Please note, some regular AT services will be disrupted by the event. 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.

5km & Kids Marathon

5km & Kids Marathon Pre- & Post-Race

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES

Where possible, athletes are encouraged to use Auckland Transport (AT) public services. Cash or AT Hop card is required for payment.

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.

To return to the North Shore following the event, use the NX1 for Albany and Constellation, or the #82 bus to Milford Shops for Takapuna. The Victoria Park bus stop located on Fanshawe Street will be closed for the duration of the event – please use the Victoria St West bus stop instead.

Please note, some regular AT services will be disrupted by the event. 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.

Sun, 23 Jan 2022