Auckland Transport

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.

          
Event Date Additional services
Stevie Nicks Tuesday 21 November 2017 None - Regular scheduled services only, normal fares apply
Shawn Mendes Saturday 25 November 2017 None - Regular scheduled services only, normal fares apply
The Weeknd Wednesday 29 November 2017 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
J.Cole Friday 1 December 2017 None - Regular scheduled services only, normal fares apply
Harry Styles Saturday 2 December 2017 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Wednesday 13 December 2017 None - Regular scheduled services only, normal fares apply
Roger Waters Wednesday 24 January 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Mariah Carey Thursday 1 February 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Macklemore Friday 9 February 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Paramore Tuesday 13 February 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Robbie Williams Wednesday 14 February 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Queen + Adam Lambert Saturday 17 February 2018 and Sunday 18 February 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Bruno Mars Tuesday 27 February to Saturday 3 March 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
For the Love of Mrs Brown Wednesday 7 March to Saturday 10 March 2018 None - Regular scheduled services only, normal fares apply
Incubus Sunday 4 March 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
James Blunt Tuesday 6 March 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
I Love The 90s: The Party Continues Friday 23 March 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Rag'n'Bone Man Friday 6 April 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Lionel Ritchie Thursday 12 April 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
The Killers Friday 20 April 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Jimmy Barnes Friday 11 May 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Niall Horan Friday 1 June 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
Katy Perry Monday 20 August 2018 - Tuesday 21 August 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal fares apply
P!NK Tuesday 4 September 2018 Information will be available closer to date, normal 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 NiteRider 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.

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.


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 13 November 2017
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change