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This section provides an overview of public transport options for getting to and from Spark Arena.

Spark Arena is a busy venue featuring major international concerts, family shows, conferences, business and sporting events. It is located in Mahuhu Cres on the edge of Auckland city centre and is accessible from Beach Rd and Quay St.



Upcoming events at Spark Arena

Use the Journey Planner to check the times of regular scheduled bus, train and ferry services to Spark Arena and for the times of available services after the event.

For some large events, services in addition to those regularly scheduled may operate. Please see below for details.

Post event: You may experience delays between trains when transferring to another line. We recommend checking the timetables and planning your journey to and from events in advance.

          
Event Date Additional services
Van Gogh Alive Saturday 10 April to Thursday 6 May 2021 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Happy Place Friday 23 April to Sunday 23 May 2021 Normal timetable and fares apply.
The Lion King Thursday 24 June to Sunday 18 July 2021 Normal timetable and fares apply.
WWE Live New Zealand Saturday 31 July 2021 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Touch Bass 2021 Thursday November 2021 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Alanis Morrissette Thursday 25 November 2021 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Tame Impala Sunday 5 December 2021 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Faith No More Saturday 12 February 2022 Normal timetable and fares apply.
London Grammar Saturday 5 March 2022 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Russ Thursday 17 March 2022 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Backstreet Boys Saturday 19 March 2022 Normal timetable and fares apply.
David Gray Saturday 26 November 2022 Normal timetable and fares apply.

General public transport options

Spark Arena is a short 10-15 minute walk from the Britomart Transport Centre and the Downtown Ferry Terminal. The arena is conveniently signposted from Britomart Transport Centre.

Bus

Regular services leave Britomart Transport Centre to destinations across Auckland. Final services are in general between 11pm to 12am. For specific service times please check by using the Journey Planner.

For events on Friday and Saturday night the Night bus service operates from 1am to 3.40am (Saturday and Sunday mornings).

InnerLink

InnerLink buses leave via Victoria St West, Queen St and Customs St. Find out more about the Link bus services

The Beach Rd stops on the InnerLink bus route is approximately 100m from the arena. Stop number 7182 is located opposite 87 Beach Rd for the InnerLink travelling anticlockwise (towards Parnell). Stop number 7179 is located at 69 Beach Rd for the InnerLink travelling clockwise (to Britomart).Bus stops 7182 & 7179 on Beach Rd for Spark Arena

The InnerLink service operates:

Monday to Friday
Every 10 mins from 6.30am to 8.00pm *
Every 15 mins from 8.00pm to 11.00pm *

Saturday
Every 15 mins from 6.30am to 11.00pm *

Sunday & public holiday
Every 15 mins from 7.00am to 11.00pm *

*Actual frequency may vary.

Train

An exit at the eastern end of the Britomart Transport Centre (at Takutai Square) brings patrons onto a walkway leading to Britomart Place. There are signs directing patrons from Britomart Transport Centre to Spark Arena.

Train services travel to the Eastern, Southern and Western suburbs.

Auckland Train Network Map includes Northern Busway

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Note: For safety reasons, balloons are banned on the Auckland Rail Network and should not be carried on board train services or within the station environment or they will be confiscated/deflated. This is due to the risk of contact with high voltage overhead power lines which operate the electric trains.

For specific service times please check by using the Journey Planner.

Ferry

The Downtown Ferry Terminal is next to the Britomart Transport Centre.

Ferry passengers can easily make their way to Spark Arena.

From the terminal, cross the road opposite the Downtown Ferry building, turn left and walk along Quay St. Turn right onto Tapora St then left onto Mahuhu Cres or continue past Tapora St and take the stairs/ramp access over the train tracks to the front of Spark Arena.

Please use the Journey Planner to check ferry times to and from Downtown Ferry Terminal.


Walking

Spark Arena is within easy walking distance from Auckland city centre and central suburbs such as Grafton, Parnell and Newmarket.


Cycling

Spark arena has excellent cycling connections (both Beach Road and Quay Street cycle ways meet via Tapora Street) with bike parking outside the Arena, to the right of the main doors.

Safe cycle routes will connect you to and from Grafton Gulley Cycleway, Tamaki Drive, the Downtown Ferry Terminal and Britomart Train Station. 

View a map of central Auckland's cycling routes (PDF 559KB)


Mobility parking

Spark Arena has a limited number of nearby carparks designated specifically for mobility pass holder parking. These spaces must be pre-booked and an event ticket is required. Timings vary from event to event. Contact Spark Arena directly to book via phone on 09 358 1250 or by email. For more information visit the Spark Arena website.


Last updated 27 April 2021
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change.

 



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