Strike action scheduled for Monday 23 to Friday 27 April involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.

However, drivers will meet on Tuesday (24 April) to ratify the settlement to the dispute. This meeting means NZ Bus services will be cancelled after morning peak. Services on Tuesday will be disrupted between 9:30am and 2:30pm, some services immediately before or after this could also be affected.

Use the journey planner to plan an alternative trip, under advanced options select the service operator. Ensure Go West, Metrolink and North Star are not selected. 

Bus services run by other operators are not affected and train and ferry services will run as usual on Tuesday.

Note: CityLink and InnerLink services will continue to operate during the disruption.

List of NZ Bus services not operating


Published 20 April 2018 | Last updated 23 April 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change

Auckland Transport

Spark Arena Spark Arena

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

Spark Arena (formerly Vector 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
Biffy Clyro Tuesday 24 April 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday 7 May 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Jimmy Barnes Friday 11 May 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Imagine Dragons Monday 21 May 2018

View the timetable for 21 May with additional Southern Line services.

View the timetable for 21 May with an additional Western Line service.

King's College Big House Music Friday 25 May 2018

Normal timetable and fares apply.

Niall Horan Friday 1 June 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Ice Hockey Classic Friday 22 June 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Tall Blacks vs China Sunday 1 July 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Dynamo Thursday 26 July 2018
Saturday 28 July 2018
Normal timetable and fares apply.
Disney on Ice

Friday 3 August 2018

Sunday 5 August 2018

Normal timetable and fares apply.
Celine Dion Saturday 11 August 2018
Sunday 12 August 2018
Tuesday 14 August 2018
Normal timetable and fares apply.
Katy Perry Monday 20 August 2018
Tuesday 21 August 2018
Normal timetable and fares apply.
P!NK Tuesday 4 September 2018
Wednesday 5 September 2018
Friday 7 September 2018
Saturday 8 September 2018
Normal timetable and fares apply.
Netball Quad Series Sunday 15 September 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Mariah Carey Sunday 7 October 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Sam Smith Friday 2 November 2018
Saturday 3 November 2018
Normal timetable and fares apply.
Kevin Hart Tuesday 11 December 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Shania Twain Tuesday 18 December 2018
Wednesday 19 December 2018
Normal timetable and fares apply.
Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour Thursday 20 June 2019
Friday 21 June 2019
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

Download the Auckland Train Network map (PDF 823KB)

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 pass 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.


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 23 April 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change