Auckland Transport

Farmers Santa Parade

Join the fun and take the family on board a bus, train or ferry to the annual Farmers Santa Parade in Auckland city centre.

Date: Sunday 26 November 2017.
Place:
Auckland city centre.
Time: 1pm to 3pm

The rain date for this event is Sunday 3 December. For more information about the Farmers Santa Parade.

Buses, train and ferries will be busier than usual and additional bus services will be in place. Pre-plan your journey in advance and travel early.


Bus

Enjoy the ride by bus to the parade. Buses will operate to a Sunday timetable and normal fares/passes will apply for bus services.

Please note: Due to road closures a number of city centre bus stops will be relocated and some route diversions in place. Visit Stop closures due to Farmers Santa Parade. Auckland Transport Ambassadors will be on site to assist passengers.

To plan your journey to the Farmers Santa Parade use the Journey Planner.

Additional bus services

The bus routes below will have additional services for the Farmers Santa Parade travelling to and from the city centre, normal fares/passes apply.

Botany 

500 Service

These services will arrive at and depart from the temporary bus stop S3 on Alfred St (7023) in the City Centre.

Mission Heights to City Centre via Botany Town Centre City Centre to Mission Heights via Botany Town Centre
10.15am 2.40pm
10.45am 3.10pm
11.15am 3.40pm
1.45am 4.10pm

Cockle Bay 

550 Service 

These services will arrive at and depart from the temporary bus stop S3 on Alfred St (7023) in the City Centre.

Cockle Bay to City Centre via Newmarket City Centre to Cockle Bay via Newmarket
10.10am 2.25pm
10.40am 2.55pm
11.10am 3.25pm
11.40am 3.55pm

Bayview

955 Service

These services will arrive at the temporary bus stop S4A on Beaumont St and depart from S4 on Fanshaw St by Victoria Park (7036) in the city centre. 

Bayview to City Centre City Centre to Bayview
10am 2.30pm
10.30am 3pm
11am 3.30pm
11.30am 4pm
12am 4.30pm
12.30pm 5pm

Beach Haven

973, 974 Services

These services will arrive at the temporary bus stop S4A on Beaumont St and depart from S4 on Fanshaw St by Victoria Park (7036) in the city centre. 

Beach Haven to City Centre via Highbury City Centre to Beach Haven via Highbury
Route Departure Time Route Departure Time
973 9.40am 973 2.15pm
974 10.10am 974 2.45pm
973 10.40am 973 3.15pm
974 11.10am 974 3.45pm
973 11.40am 973 4.15pm
974 12.10pm 974 4.45pm

Rosebank Rd

221 Service

These services will arrive at and depart from temporary bus stop S2 on Princes St by the pedestrian crossing in the city centre. 

Rosebank Rd to City Centre via New North Road City Centre to Rosebank Rd via New North Rd
11.25am 3.20pm

New Lynn / Blockhouse Bay

223 Service

These services will arrive at and depart from temporary bus stop S2 on Princes St by the pedestrian crossing in the city centre.  

New Lynn to City Centre via New North Rd City Centre to New Lynn via New North Rd
10.40am 3.40pm
11.10am

249 Service

These services will arrive at and depart from temporary bus stop S2 on Princes St by the pedestrian crossing in the city centre. 

New Lynn and Blockhouse Bay to City Centre via Sandringham Rd City Centre to Blockhouse Bay and New Lynn via Sandringham Rd
10.50am 3.20pm
11.20am

Blockhouse Bay / Lynfield

258 Service

These services will arrive at and depart from temporary bus stop S2 on Princes St by the pedestrian crossing in the city centre. 

Blockhouse Bay to City Centre via Dominion Rd City Centre to Blockhouse Bay via Dominion Rd
11.10am 3.20pm
11.30am


267 Service

These services will arrive at and depart from temporary bus stop S2 on Princes St by the pedestrian crossing in the city centre. 

Lynfield to City Centre City Centre to Lynfield
11.35am 3pm
11.45am 3.40pm

Waikowhai / Three Kings

274/277 Service

These services will arrive at and depart from temporary bus stop S2 on Princes St by the pedestrian crossing in the city centre. 

274 - Three Kings to Britomart 277 Britomart to Waikowhai
10.40am 2.50pm
11am 3.10pm
11.20am 3.30pm
11.40am 4pm
12pm

Onehunga

302 Service

These services will arrive at and depart from S1 temporary bus stop on Hobson St ('St Matthew in the City') in the city centre. 

Onehunga to City Centre City Centre to Onehunga
11.20am 3.30pm

Panmure

756 Service

These services will depart from temporary bus stop S3 on Alfred St (Stop 7023) in the city centre.

Britomart to Panmure Via Mission Bay and Glen Innes
3.20pm

Glendowie/St Heliers 

767 Service

These services will depart from temporary bus stop S3 on Alfred St (Stop 7023) in the city centre.

Britomart Glendowie
3.30pm


769 Service

These services will depart from temporary bus stop S3 on Alfred St (Stop 7023) in the city centre.

Britomart to Glendowie North via Tamaki Dr
3pm

Long Bay

839 Service

These services will arrive at the temporary bus stop S4A on Beaumont St and depart from S4 on Fanshawe St by Victoria Park (7036) in the city centre.

Long Bay to Mayoral Dr via Crown Hill City Centre to Long Bay via Crown Hill
11.15am 3.35pm

Browns Bay

875 Service

These services will arrive at the temporary bus stop S4A on Beaumont St and depart from S4 on Fanshawe St by Victoria Park (7036) in the city centre.

Browns Bay to Mayoral Dr
11am

Torbay

879 Service

These services will arrive at the temporary bus stop S4A on Beaumont St and depart from S4 on Fanshawe St by Victoria Park (7036) in the city centre.

Long Bay to Mayoral Dr via Forrest Hill Mayoral Dr to Long Bay via Forrest Hill
11.15am 3.20pm

Northern Express

Albany to City Centre via all Busway Stations

Additional Northern Express busses will tranvel to Lower Albert St near Quay St (Stop 7071) between approx 10.45am and 12.30pm with a frequency of approx 7-8 minutes. Outside these times, the frequency from Albany is very 15 minutes.

Hibiscus Coast Station to City Centre

The frequency from Hibiscus Coast station to Lower Albert St near Quay St (Stop 7071) is every 30 minutes all day.

City Centre to Albany via all Busway Stations  

Additional Northern Express buses will depart from Lower Albert St near Quay St (Stop 7071) and travel to Albany via all Busway Stations approx. 2.15pm and 3.30pm with a frequency of approx every 7-8 minutes. Outside of these times, the frequency from the city centre is every 30 minutes.

City Centre to Hibiscus Coast Station

Additional Northern Express buses will depart from Lower Albert St near Quay St (Stop 7071) and travel to Hibiscus Coast Station between approx. 2.15pm and 3.30pm with a frequency of approx. 20 minutes. Outside these time, the frequency from the city centre is every 30 minutes. 


Train

Enjoy the ride on event trains operating approximately every 20-30 minutes on most lines into the city. Normal fares/passes will apply for train services.

Please be advised that balloons should not be carried onboard train services or within the station environment due to the risk of contact with the overhead power lines.

Britomart Train Station will be busy, for customers travelling on the Western Line ensure you use the Eastern Entrance in Takutai Square.

For timetables


Ferry

The Downtown Ferry Terminal is located on Quay St in Downtown Auckland.

Normal fares/passes apply for ferry services.

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

There are currently temporary departure points at the Downtown Ferry Terminal while seawall repair works are in place. Find out more about Downtown ferry departure changes.


Terms and conditions

  • Normal fares will apply for all regular train, bus and ferry services.
  • 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.
  • Standard terms and conditions of carriage apply.


Published 14 November 2017 | Last updated 17 November 2017
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change