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Blues 2017 - Investec Super Rugby

Travel on trains and special event buses to see the Blues play at Eden Park is included with your game ticket.

Date: Friday 12 May - Blues vs. Cheetahs
Time: 7.35pm Kick-off
Eden Park

Your match ticket will cover your trip home. Plan your travel in advance by using the Journey Planner. Passengers are reminded that alcohol is not permitted for consumption on any of these public transport services.


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

Special event buses:

Bus Route Departure times to/from Eden Park Departure Point

Northern Busway stations


(Operated by Ritchies)




5.30pm to 7pm approx every 15 minutes.

Albany Platform 2B (stop 4228)
Constellation Platform 2 (stop 4222)
Sunnynook Platform 2 (stop 3219)
Smales Farm Platform 2 (stop 3360)
Akoranga Platform 2 (stop 4065)


9.15pm approx.

Eden Park Transport Mall

Manukau, Botany, Pakuranga


(Operated by Howick and Eastern)




Departs Manukau approx 6.00pm, 6.15pm, 6.30pm.

Manukau City Centre, Leyton Way, Platform A (stop 6920)

Departs Botany approx 6.15pm, 6.30pm, 6.45pm.

Botany Town Centre, Town Centre Dr, Platform A (6231)

Departs Pakuranga approx 6.30pm, 6.45pm, 7pm.

Pakuranga Plaza, Bramptom Ct, outside Farmers (6060)


9.15pm approx.

Eden Park Transport Mall

Newmarket, Mt Eden


(Operated by NZ Bus)





5.30pm to 7pm approx every 15 minutes.

Newmarket, 19 Remuera Rd (stop 7401)

Mt Eden Train Station, next to Enfield St (stop 8502)
Mt Eden Village, 444 Mt Eden Rd (stop 8510)

*All existing stops on inbound route will be serviced by this event bus. Please hail the driver for travel. Passengers can also set down at any existing bus stop on outbound route.


9.15pm approx until last bus 1 hour post event

Eden Park Transport Mall



(Operated by NZ Bus)



6.15pm, 6.30pm approx.

Temporary stop at 142-146 Hurstmere Rd (by Wilsons car park)


9.15pm approx.
Last bus 1 hour post event

Eden Park Transport Mall



Travel on the train is included with your pre-purchased game ticket and starts 3 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.

Check back for the train timetable or use the Journey Planner.

FerryDowntown Ferry Terminal map

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.

For scheduled services to and from the city please use the Journey Planner.

Upcoming matches

  • Friday 26 May - Blues vs. Chiefs

Terms and conditions

  • Travel is included with your pre-purchased game ticket only on special event bus services and all trains services to and from Eden Park on Blues Investec Super Rugby game days in 2017
  • Bus travel included with your game ticket is ONLY available on special event bus services
  • Travel on trains starts from 3 hours prior to kick-off and until the last train on Blues game days in 2017
  • Travel on special event bus services starts from approximately 1 hour prior to kick off until no later than 1 hour after final whistle
  • To board specified bus and train services you must show your pre-purchased game ticket or applicable membership card entitling you to entry to the relevant Investec Super Rugby game. Ticket receipts are not acceptable
  • Tickets must be retained to show for return travel after the game, otherwise normal fares will apply
  • While all effort has been made to cater for expected demand on trains and special event buses, space on these services is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. Passengers will be boarded on a first come first served basis.
  • Auckland Transport accepts no liability whatsoever in relation to the provision of these services, including, but not limited to, any liability in relation to any delay of, or failure to provide, any services.
  • Travel on ferries is NOT included with your pre-purchased game ticket.
  • Standard terms and conditions of carriage apply


Published 15 February 2017 | Last updated 18 April 2017
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change