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New bus routes for East Auckland New bus routes for East Auckland

Two new bus services will operate from Monday 15 April 2019:

Construction on the AMETI Eastern Busway between Panmure and Pakuranga starts in April. Two new bus services, routes 728 and 729 are being introduced to provide more travel choices between Howick and Panmure Interchange to connect with trains and other bus services.
Buses will operate during the morning and afternoon peak Monday to Friday only.

FREE travel is being offered on these services from Monday 15 April 2019 to Friday 3 May 2019. Normal fares will apply from Monday 6 May 2019.

  • Route 728 will operate non-stop from bus stop 2439 on Pakuranga Road by Lloyd Elsmore Park (opposite KFC) to Panmure Interchange. Return services in the afternoon from Panmure will finish at 346 Pakuranga Road, stop 6074.
    The first bus from Lloyd Elsmore Park is at 5:58am and then approximately every 10 minutes between 6:13am and 9:13am. Afternoon services from Panmure are every 20 minutes between 4:05pm and 7:05pm.

  • Route 729 will depart stop 6267 in Howick Village and will run direct to Panmure Interchange stopping at bus stop 2439 on Pakuranga Road only. Return services in the afternoon from Panmure will travel direct to Howick stopping at 346 Pakuranga Road, stop 6074 only. 
    The first bus from Howick is at 6:05am and then every 20 minutes until 9:05am. Afternoon services from Panmure are every 20 minutes between 4:15pm and 6:55pm.

If travelling between and Panmure Interchange and Lloyd Elsmore Park only, catch any 728 or 729 service every 10 minutes between 4:05pm and 7:05pm.

Services will show in the journey planner and AT Mobile by selecting a travel date from or after 6 May.

Find out more about the AMETI Eastern Busway project.


Timetables and route map

Route 728 and 729 timetable (PDF 815KB)


Published 11 April 2019 | Updated 11 April 2019
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change