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The Eastern Busway is a dedicated, congestion-free busway connecting Panmure, Pakuranga, and Botany town centres. Upon completion in 2025, people will be able to travel by bus and train between Botany and Britomart in less than 40 minutes.

Lets get Auckland moving with the Eastern busway

The busway is supported by new cycling and walking connections, urban design improvements, safety and signal improvements at key intersections, and more. Stage 1 of the busway (Panmure to Pakuranga) is under construction and due for completion in 2021. Stages 2, 3 and 4 are in the design and planning phase and due for completion in 2025.

There will be some disruption to major routes during construction (Lagoon Drive and Pakuranga Road initially). Find out how you can avoid this disruption.

The Regional Fuel Tax helps to secure funding for stages 2, 3 and 4 which consist of several major pieces of infrastructure, including completing the urban busway between Panmure and Botany; associated key stations at Pakuranga and Botany; the and new/improved pedestrian and cycle facilities.

Project status

Panmure: Complete.
Stage 1 - Panmure to Pakuranga: Construction.
Stage 2, 3 and 4 - Pakuranga to Botany, including Botany Station: Planning, consultation and consent.

Project zone: South-east.

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Project overview

The Eastern Busway will significantly improve transport choices, reliability, and journey times in south-east Auckland and to other parts of the region.
Once the busway is completed, you’ll be able to travel by bus and train between Botany and Britomart in less than 40 minutes, cutting more than one third off current journey times.

The busway will be supported by 3 new stations at Panmure, Pakuranga, and Botany, new cycling and walking connections, urban design enhancements, and improvements for general traffic such as advanced signalling at important intersections.

A grade separated road connecting Pakuranga Road with Pakuranga Highway is also planned to provide better travel options and reduce congestion for general traffic.

Major transport improvements have already been made with the opening of the new Panmure Station (now the fifth busiest station in Auckland) and the development of Te Horeta Road.

The next stage will be construction of a busway with buses travelling on their own congestion-free lanes between Panmure and Pakuranga town centres.
The final stage between Panmure and Botany is due for completion in 2025.

Overview map

Eastern busway stages map


  • Improved transport choices.
  • Encouraging more people to use public transport to free up roads for freight and business traffic.
  • Better traffic flow and journey times.
  • New walking and cycling connections.
  • Act as a catalyst for economic growth and regeneration for Botany, Pakuranga, Panmure and surrounding areas.


  • 2013 - New Ellerslie-Panmure Highway bridge opened (August).
  • 2014 - Panmure Station opened (January); Te Horeta Road and tunnel opened (November).
  • 2016 - Panmure to Pakuranga application for designation lodged (March).
  • 2017 - Panmure to Pakuranga NoR publicly notified (February).
  • Early 2018 - Decision on consent for Panmure to Pakuranga stage; consultation with affected parties on Pakuranga to Botany stage.
  • Early 2019 - Panmure to Pakuranga construction starts.
  • Early 2019 to 2020 - Construction of Panmure busway bridge.
  • Early 2019 to 2021 - Construction of Panmure to Pakuranga busway section.
  • Completed by 2025 – Stages 2, 3 and 4 between Pakuranga and Botany, including Botany Station.

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Project stages

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This stage is completed and focused on the Panmure area: the new Panmure station and development of Te Horeta Road.

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Panmure to Pakuranga

Stage 1 of the Eastern Busway focuses on the area from Panmure to Pakuranga town centre.

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Pakuranga to Botany Busway

Stage 2, 3 and 4 of the Eastern Busway runs between Pakuranga Town and Botany Town Centres.

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Sylvia Park bus and cycling improvements

Improvements being made in the Sylvia Park area will create a new bus and cycling route.

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Project updates & impacts to traffic

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Translated resources

Translated and accessible resources for the AMETI Eastern busway project

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Keep it to 30

Help us keep everyone safe whilst we build the Eastern Busway

Documents and resources

In accordance with designation condition 18, Auckland Transport (AT) is required to ensure copies of the certified management plans for Stage 1 construction are available for public viewing on the AT website.


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