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Public transport the best way to get to the rugby

Auckland Transport media release

20 June 2017

Public transport the best way to get to the rugby

The British and Irish Lions will be back at Eden Park on Saturday 24 June when they take on the All Blacks for the DHL Lions Series.

Public transport is the best way to get to Eden Park and your travel on trains and special event buses is included with your match ticket.

British and Irish Lions vs All Blacks Saturday 24 June

The second of three Auckland games in the tour kicks-off at 7.35pm, the gates at Eden Park open at 4.30pm.


Special event buses will operate to Eden Park from Northern Busway stations, Manukau, Pakuranga, Botany, Midtown, Newmarket and Mt Eden, Takapuna and return.

Special event buses will begin running at 3.30pm, except for midtown which begins at 4pm on Queen Street outside the Civic.


Travel on the train is included with your pre-purchased game ticket and starts four hours before kick-off and finishes when services end that evening.

Note: You must show your game ticket for all travel on trains. If you do not present your pre-purchased ticket, standard fares will apply.

After the match customers travelling west will need to board services at Morningside Station. Customers travelling to Britomart will need to board services at Kingsland Station.

A mobility shuttle to Morningside Station will be in operation from 8pm to 11.30pm from 61 Sandringham Road (outside Papas Pizza).

View the mobility shuttle map pick up and drop off points (PDF 447KB)

Check the train timetables below or use the Journey Planner.

View the Western Line train timetable for Saturday 24 June 2017 (PDF 432KB)

View the Southern Line (includes Eastern and Onehunga Line) train timetable for Saturday 24 June 2017 (PDF 428KB)


Additional services are being provided on the West Harbour, Pine Harbour, Bayswater and Birkenhead ferry services, with sailings timed to connect with trains and special event buses. Half Moon Bay, Devonport and Waiheke ferry services also provide good options to get to and from the game.

The Downtown Ferry Terminal is next to the Britomart Transport Centre in Downtown Auckland. Ferry passengers can easily change to a train for transport to the game.

Normal fares/passes apply for ferry travel.

Walking and cycling

Walking and cycling is also a good option for getting to Eden Park, the ground is about a 30 minute walk from Ponsonby.

Auckland’s famous Fan Trail between the waterfront and Eden Park will also be up and running: https://www.aucklandnz.com/dhl-new-zealand-lions-series-2017/auckland-fanzones-fan-trail

Road closures

There will be road closures and parking restrictions around Eden Park for the match: https://at.govt.nz/about-us/news-events/eden-park-event-road-closures/

For more information about the Lions tour go to: http://www.nzlionsseries17.com/

A video about taking public transport to Eden Park is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEJR_tZ4l54

For more information about travel to the game go to: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/events/dhl-new-zealand-lions-series-2017/


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