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Travel information for the World Masters Games 2017

Dates: Friday 21 April to Sunday 30 April 2017
Place: 48 competition venues across Auckland and Waikato

More information about the World Masters Games 2017 is available on their website, visit

World Masters Games 2017 is the largest multi-sport event on the planet, involving more than 25,000 participants from 100 countries. 28 sports will be contested by masters-age athletes across 48 venues in Auckland and Waikato, with 4,000 volunteers helping to bring it all together.

With over 25,000 people on the move each day, Auckland’s roads and public transport system will be busier than usual. So if you’re heading out and about over this period, please plan your travel in advance and allow extra time.

Travelling around Auckland

If you’re a supporter, volunteer, or competitor in the World Masters Games, and you have purchased a silver or gold package, you will receive an AT HOP card that comes pre-loaded with a 14 Day Pass. This 14 Day Pass will allow you unlimited travel on Auckland’s trains and buses (excludes SkyBus, school buses and special event services).

AT HOP cardholders with a 14 Day Pass

Please remember to tag-on and tag-off each service you use (bus and train). If you forget to tag-off, you will be charged a default fare. If this default fare puts your HOP money balance below $0, you will be unable to tag-on or use your 14 Day Pass until you top up your AT HOP card to at least a $0 or a positive balance. Following the 14 day period the customer can continue to top up and use the AT HOP card and will be charged the AT HOP adult fare.

Find out more information on how to use your AT HOP card

Transport guides

For each of the sporting venues in Auckland, a comprehensive transport guide is available on the World Masters Games website

Additional train services

Additional train services will be operating on the following dates for the World Masters Games:

  • Friday 21 April - Opening Ceremony
  • Game days:
    • Saturday 22 April
    • Sunday 23 April
    • Saturday 29 April
    • Sunday 30 April

For details and the train timetables (PDF) visit Train timetables for the World Masters Games 2017

AT Journey Planner

Another option is to use the AT Journey Planner. Simply type in your start location (street address, venue, bus/train station etc.), and your desired destination, and the AT Journey Planner will provide you with a list of public transport options.

Plan your journey with the AT Journey Planner

Published 13 April 2017 | Last updated 13 April 2017
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change