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Auckland Transport

Night bus

From midnight to 3.40am the Night Bus and Northern Express are a great way to get home on a Friday or Saturday night out.

  • Normal bus fares apply.
  • Routes operate from midnight to 3:40am (early Saturday and Sunday mornings).
  • Buses leave via Customs St, Civic/St James, Victoria St, Queen St and K Rd.
  • 12 services which go North, South, East, Central and West suburbs.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on these services, space on board is subject to availability.

AT HOP cards are accepted (tag on and tag off) on Night bus services.

Please note: Night bus services will not operate on the night of Christmas Day (ie early hours of Boxing Day) or Good Friday (ie early hours of the Saturday morning following Good Friday).

Northbound route N83 City Centre to Takapuna and East Coast Bays

The N83 departs from the bus stop on Queen St outside The Civic (stop 7055) at 1am, 2.20am and 3.40am, then picks up from the bus stops at:

  • 175 Queen St (stop 7051),
  • 131 Queen St (stop 7049) and
  • Customs St West near Queen St (stop 7015).

Northbound route N97 City Centre to Birkenhead

The N97 departs from the bus stop on Queen St outside The Civic (stop 7055) at 1.15am, 2.15am and 3.15am, then picks up from the bus stops at:

  • 175 Queen St (stop 7051),
  • 131 Queen St (stop 7049) and
  • Customs St West near Queen St (stop 7015).

Northbound route Northern Express (NEX) City Centre to Northern Busway stations

Northern Express departs from Lower Albert St near Quay St (stop 7071) every 30 minutes between midnight and 3am.

The last Northern Express buses to Hibiscus Coast Station depart at 11.15pm and 2am.

Eastbound route N50 City Centre to Howick and Pakuranga

The N50 departs from Customs St East near Queens Arcade (stop 7016) at 1am, 2am and 3am, then picks up from the bus stops at:

  • Queen St outside St James (stop 7058) and
  • 520 Queen St (stop 7064).

Eastbound route N62 City Centre to Remuera, Glen Innes, Glendowie, St Heliers and Orakei

The N62 departs from Customs St East near Queens Arcade (stop 7016) at 1.05am, 2.10am and 3.15am, then picks up from the bus stops at:

  • Queen St outside St James (stop 7058) and
  • 520 Queen St (stop 7064).

Southbound route N10 City Centre to Onehunga, Mangere, Papatoetoe and Otara

The N10 departs from Customs St East near Queens Arcade (stop 7016) at 1.25am and 3.10am, then picks up from the bus stops at:

  • Queen St outside St James (stop 7058) and
  • 520 Queen St (stop 7064).

Southbound route N11 City Centre to Great South Rd and Papakura

The N11 departs from Customs St East near Queens Arcade (stop 7016) at 1.25am and 3.10am, then picks up from the bus stops at:

  • Queen St outside St James (stop 7058) and
  • 520 Queen St (stop 7064).

Central route 221 City Centre to New North Rd and Rosebank Rd

The 221 departs from 201 Victoria St West (stop 1324) at 12.40am, 1.40am and 2.40am, then picks up from the bus stops at:

  • Victoria St West opposite the Sky Tower (stop 7099) and
  • 19 Victoria St West (stop 7093).

Central route 249 City Centre to Sandringham Rd and New Lynn

The 249 departs from Victoria St West near Hardinge St (stop 1053) at 1.05am, 2.05am and 3.05am, then picks up from the bus stops at:

  • Victoria St West opposite the Sky Tower (stop 7099) and
  • Victoria St East near High St (stop 7022).

Central route N26 City Centre to Dominion Rd, Lynfield, Waikowhai and Three Kings

The N26 departs from Customs St East near Queens Arcade (stop 7016) at 1am, 2.05am and 3.10am, then picks up from the bus stops at:

  • Queen St outside St James (stop 7058) and
  • 520 Queen St (stop 7064).

Westbound route 18 City Centre to Henderson via Great North Rd

The 18 departs from 99 Albert St (stop 7081) at 1am, 2am and 3am.

Westbound route 110 City Centre to Westgate

The 110 departs from 99 Albert St (stop 7081) at 12.35am, 1.35am and 2.35am.

Night bus departure points map

Map showing departure points from the city for Night bus services.

Night bus departure points in the city

View the Night bus departure points map (PDF 1.46MB)