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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
Skycity Breakers Thursday 11 October 2018 - Thursday 7 February 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Panic! at the Disco Tuesday 16 October 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Kygo Wednesday 17 October 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Il Divo Saturday 27 October 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Sam Smith Friday 2 November 2018
Saturday 3 November 2018
Normal timetable and fares apply.
Def Leppard Monday 12 November 2018 View the Western Line timetable for Def Leppard.
View the Southern Line timetable for Def Leppard.
Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Thursday 15 November 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
David Byrne Saturday 17 November 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Bloc Party Sunday 18 November 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
The Church Tuesday 4 December 2018 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Catherine Tate Saturday 8 December 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.
Twenty One Pilots Friday 21 December Normal timetable and fares apply.
FOMO By Night Wednesday 9 January 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Florence + The Machine Wednesday 30 January 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Lily Allen Saturday 2 February 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
George Ezra Monday 4 February 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
So Pop Tuesday 5 February 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Ms. Lauryn Hill Saturday 16 February 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Eagles Tuesday 26 February 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Eddie Izzard Friday 1 March 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Ozzy Osbourne Saturday 16 March 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Anne-Marie Thursday 28 March 2019 Normal timetable and fares apply.
Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour Thursday 20 June 2019
Friday 21 June 2019
Normal timetable and fares apply.
Shawn Mendes Saturday 9 November 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

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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 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 15 October 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change