Auckland Transport

Paul McCartney

Travel on trains and special event buses to see Paul McCartney live in concert at Mt Smart Stadium is included with your concert ticket.

Date: Saturday 16 December
Time: Gates open - 5pm, Opening DJ - 7pm, Main act - 8pm.
Place: Mt Smart Stadium

Once at the concert, your ticket will cover your trip home on event transport.


Special event buses for Saturday 16 December

Included with your concert ticket is travel on special event buses direct to Mt Smart Stadium from the Northern Busway stations and Auckland City Centre (on Quay Street) and return.

Route To/From Mt Smart Departure Point

Northern Busway stations to Mt Smart Stadium (and return)

This service is operated by NZ Bus


Every 10 mins between 4.35pm and 7.15pm

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)


From end of concert until 1 hour post show or until all crowds have cleared

Temporary bus stop on Station Road, between Maurice Road and Felix Street

City Centre to Mt Smart Stadium (and return)

This service is operated by Brougham, Go Bus, Howick & Eastern and Ritchies Murphy


Every 5 mins between 4.50pm to 7.20pm

Temporary bus stop on Quay St between Commerce St and Gore St


From end of concert until 1 hour post show or until all crowds have cleared

Temporary bus stop on O'Rorke Road, on the left-hand side facing Church Road, just past Gate C

All other bus services will be operating to their scheduled timetables and standard fares will apply.


You can travel on trains up to 3 hours before the main act with your concert ticket. Travel prior to this will be at the standard fare.

Please note: You must show your concert ticket for all travel on trains. If you do not present your event ticket, standard fares will apply.


Additional trains will operate before and after the concert. The Penrose train station (which is on the Southern/Onehunga Line) is the closest station to travel to for this event and is in walking distance (approximately 10-15 minutes) to Mt Smart Stadium.

Travelling on the Western or Eastern Lines, you will need to change trains at either Britomart, Newmarket or Otahuhu for the Southern/Onehunga Line trains to Penrose. Check the timetable below carefully for your connections.

Train timetables for Saturday 16 December 2017:

View the train timetable for the Southern line including the Onehunga and Eastern lines for Saturday 16 December (PDF 449KB).


The Downtown Ferry Terminal is located on Quay St in Downtown Auckland. This means ferry passengers can easily cross the road and catch the special event buses or trains for transport to the concert.

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

  • Travel on trains and special event bus services to and from Mt Smart Stadium for the Paul McCartney concert on Saturday 16 December 2017 is included with your concert ticket.
  • Bus travel included with your concert ticket is only available on special event bus services and starts approximately 2 hours prior to the event.
  • Train travel included with your concert ticket starts from 3 hours prior to the start of the main act to the last train on Saturday 16 December 2017.
  • Normal fares will apply to all train services if a concert ticket is not presented.
  • A pre-purchased concert ticket must be shown upon request and applicable on Saturday 16 December 2017 for travel and entry to the Paul McCartney concert. Ticket receipts are not accepted.
  • Tickets must be retained to show for return travel after the concert, 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 and bus routes other than the special event buses stated is not included with your concert ticket.
  • Standard terms and conditions of carriage apply.

Published 4 December 2017 | Last updated 11 December 2017
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change