Auckland Transport has options for those cyclists that use their bikes to get places; the majority of public transport stations, terminals and interchanges have some form of bike parking, including bike racks, parks, enclosures or lockers, to link with public transport.
Taking your bike on public transport
Taking your bike on the ferry
Bicycles can be carried on most ferry services for free. The West Harbour Ferry, Harbour Cruise, Rangitoto Island and Tiritiri Matangi Island ferries are the exceptions.
Just wheel your bike onto the ferry. Some boats have racks, others have hooks, and with others you can lean your bike against a rail, or stand out the back with your bike. If unsure, observe other cyclists or ask one of the ferry staff.
Taking your bike on the train
Bikes can be taken on trains free of charge provided there is enough space and at the discretion of on board staff. Avoid travelling with bicycles at peak times. Folding bicycles may be taken on board anytime if folded and stored under a seat.
When taking bikes onto the train, board the middle carriage of each 3 car electric train (2nd and 5th carriage of 6 car trains).
Taking your bike on the bus
At present, the only buses equipped with bike racks are the buses on Waiheke Island.
Bicycles cannot be taken on other Auckland bus services unless it’s a folding bike.
Bike parking in Papakura and Papatoetoe train stations
The bike parks at the train stations has space available for 20 bikes, and operates on a first come, first served basis.
Both bike parks offer a choice of standing (Sheffield racks) and hanging bike parking.
The bike parks are fitted with CCTV cameras for security and will shelter your bike from weather. We encourage you to lock you bike and possessions at all times when using the facilities.
If you need to pump up your bike tires or do a minor repair you will be able to use the bike repair stand available at the rail locations.
If the bike park is full there is overflow parking outside for your use.
Bike and gear lockers
Bike lockers at Glen Innes and Manurewa train stations
There are bike lockers available for lease at the following train stations:
- Glen Innes train station - currently full
- Manurewa Transport Interchange
These bike lockers can be leased for 3 months at a time, on a first come, first served basis. There is no rental fee. A key will be issued after approval of registration for the lockers at Manurewa. Glen Innes lockers require a padlock to be provided by the person using the locker. Details are on the application form.
If you are interested in leasing a bike locker you will need to:
- Fill out an application for lease of a bicycle locker (PDF 228KB) and provide all requested documentation.
- If the application is accepted and there is a locker available, you will be sent a copy of your agreement and the start and expiry dates of your approved 3 month lease. For the Manurewa Transport Interchange, you will be sent a key for your locker.
Cycle gear lockers at New Lynn transport centre
Cycle gear lockers are available to lease at New Lynn Transport Centre for 3 months at a time, on a first come, first served basis.
There is no rental fee.
If you are interested in leasing a cycle gear locker at New Lynn Transport Centre, you will need to do the following:
- Fill out an application for lease of a cycling gear locker (PDF 227KB) and provide all requested documentation.
- If your application is successful and there is a locker available, you will be sent your assigned locker number and the start and expiry dates of your approved 3 month lease. You will need to get a padlock that fits the locker and provide a spare key with a key tag for Auckland Transport to hold during the lease.
Bike lockers at busway stations
There are self-service bike lockers (no lease) available at the following busway stations
- Albany Park and Ride
- Constellation Park and Ride
- Smales Farm Station
- Akoranga Station
These are free to use but require a $2 coin to open the locker. Your $2 is refunded when you reopen the locker. All Northern Busway stations have bike racks.
Bike parking trial finishes with changes to increase access
Covered bike parking was being trialed at three Auckland locations:
- Papakura train station.
- Papatoetoe train station (replacing the existing bike lockers).
- Birkenhead ferry terminal.
After careful consideration of factors such as accessibility, administration and operation costs, it has been decided to make the bike parks accessible to more users. This means that a swipe card which has been used in the past will no longer be needed to access to the bike park enclosure.
Access cards will no longer be available from Tuesday, 2 June 2015. The doors are to be removed and you will be able to park your bike in the facilities at any time, day or night.
We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience users may experience during the time that the bike parking facilities are being reconfigured.
As part of an on-going programme to provide more bike parking for more people at public transport interchanges, AT will be building open shelters for people to park their bikes before taking the train. Reconfiguring the bike parking at the Papatoetoe and Papakura Rail Stations is part of this programme.
AT is committed to providing high quality bike parking at public transport interchanges to encourage more people to cycle from home to the station.