Ellerslie during the Rail Network Rebuild Stage 1 Ellerslie during the Rail Network Rebuild Stage 1

Ellerslie station will be closed during Stage 1 of the Rail Network Rebuild. Find out other ways of travelling.


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Update - 20 March 2023

Ellerslie station has now reopened.


A map of Auckland's eastern and southern lines during Stage 1 of the Rail Network Rebuild. Parnell, Newmarket, Remuera, Greenlane, Ellerslie, Penrose, Te Papapa, Onehunga, and Pukekohe stations are marked as closed. The Eastern line is shown as running during peak hours along the Southern Line from Britomart through Orakei, Meadowbank, Glen Innes, Panmure, Sylvia Park, and Otahuhu. There are four rail replacement buses marked on the map. The Onehunga to Newmarket Express (RBOX) is shown as running from Onehunga to Newmarket directly. The Onehunga to Otahuhu Connector (RBOC) is shown as running from Onehunga through Te Papapa and Penrose to Otahuhu. The Otahuhu to Newmarket service (RBS) is shown as running from Otahuhu through Penrose, Ellerslie, Greenlane, and Remuera to Newmarket. The Ellerslie to Britomart Express (RBSX) is shown as running from Ellerslie through Greenlane, Remuera, and Britomart at peak times only.

Download a map of the Eastern Line and Southern Line during Stage 1 of the Rail Network Rebuild. (PNG 673KB)

Ellerslie station will be closed from 16 January 2023 until 19 March 2023.

During this time:

  • The Southern Line will not be running between Ōtāhuhu and Newmarket.
  • The Onehunga Line will not be running between Onehunga and Newmarket. This is the entire Onehunga Line.

Travelling from Ellerslie Station

If you're travelling from Ellerslie Station, there are several ways you can get around.

Rail bus Southern Line (RBS)

The rail replacement bus stops at all stations between Ōtāhuhu and Newmarket:

  • Ōtāhuhu
  • Penrose
  • Ellerslie
  • Greenlane
  • Remuera
  • Newmarket.

Download the Southern Line weekday rail bus and train timetable (PDF 2.2MB)

Download the Southern Line weekend rail bus and train timetable (PDF 2.2MB)

Rail bus Southern Express (RBSX)

This is an express bus from Ellerslie to Britomart. It also stops at Greenlane and Remuera

The Southern Express does not stop at Newmarket.

Download the ​Southern-Ellerslie Express weekday rail bus timetable (PDF 2.2MB)

Scheduled bus services

There are scheduled bus services that follow similar routes to the train line. Depending on where your journey starts, they may be a better way for you to get to your destination.


Rail replacement bus services for Ellerslie during Stage 1

Ellerslie will be served by 2 rail replacement bus services.

Direction Route Frequency and operating hours
Towards the city Rail Bus Southern Line (RBS)

From Ōtāhuhu to
Penrose,
Ellerslie,
Greenlane,
Remuera, and
Newmarket
Monday to Friday
First bus 5:30am

5:50am to 6:30am: every 20 minutes
6:30am to 9:50am: every 10 minutes
9:50am to 3:30pm: every 20 minutes
3:30pm to 7:50pm: every 10 minutes
8:10pm to last bus: every 30 minutes

Last bus 10:40pm Monday to Thursday
Last bus 1:40am Friday nights

Saturday and Sunday
First bus 6:50am

6:50am to 8:10pm: every 20 minutes
8:10pm to last bus: every 30 minutes

Last bus 12:40am Saturday nights
Last bus 10:40pm Sunday nights
Rail Bus Southern Express (RBSX)

From Ellerslie to
Greenlane,
Remuera, and
Britomart
Monday to Friday
First bus 6:30am

6:30am to 9:30am: every 15 minutes
3:30pm to 6:30pm: every 15 minutes

Last bus 6:30pm
Away from the city Rail Bus Southern Line (RBS)

From Newmarket to Remuera,
Greenlane,
Ellerslie,
Penrose, and
Ōtāhuhu
Monday to Friday
First bus 5:01am

5:01am to 6:43am: every 20 to 30 minutes
6:43am to 9:51am: every 8 to 12 minutes
9:51am to 3:31pm: every 20 minutes
3:31pm to 7:31pm: every 8 to 12 minutes
7:31am to last bus: every 30 minutes

Last bus 10:51pm Monday to Thursday
Last bus 1:21am Friday nights

Saturday and Sunday
First bus 5:51am

5:51am to 8:51pm: every 20 minutes
8:51pm to last bus: every 30 minutes

Last bus 12:21am Saturday nights
Last bus 10:21pm Sunday nights
Rail Bus Southern Express (RBSX)

From Britomart to
Remuera,
Greenlane, and
Ellerslie
Monday to Friday
First bus 6:30am

6:30am to 9:30am: every 15 minutes
3:30pm to 6:30pm: every 15 minutes

Last bus 6:30pm

Bus services from Ellerslie Station

Please note that:

  • journey times are estimates only
  • journey times do not include transfer and wait times
  • journey times will vary depending on traffic
  • buses will be busy at peak commuting times.
To get to Take this bus From bus stop The journey will take
Britomart 70 7505 - Stop A 50 minutes
70 to Panmure and transfer to the Eastern or Southern Line train 7504 - Stop B 8 minutes on the bus, then 16 minutes on the train
321 (weekdays only) 1536 - Stop C 54 minutes
Rail Bus Southern Express (RBSX, at peak times on weekdays only) 1536 - Stop C 21 minutes
Rail Bus Southern Line (RBS) to Newmarket and transfer to the Western Line train 1536 - Stop C 14 minutes on the bus, then 9 minutes on the train
Newmarket 70 7505 - Stop A 20 minutes
Rail Bus Southern Line (RBS) 7505 - Stop A 20 minutes
Ōtāhuhu 70 to Panmure and transfer to the Eastern or Southern Line train 7504 - Stop B 8 minutes on the bus, then 11 minutes on the train
321 (weekdays only) 1745 - Stop D 29 minutes
Rail Bus Southern Line (RBS) 1745 - Stop D 17 minutes
Papatoetoe 70 to Panmure and transfer to the Eastern or Southern Line train 7504 - Stop B 8 minutes on the bus, then 17 minutes on the train
Middlemore 70 to Panmure and transfer to the Eastern or Southern Line train 7504 - Stop B 8 minutes on the bus, then 14 minutes on the train
Papakura 70 to Panmure and transfer to the Southern Line train 7504 - Stop B 8 minutes on the bus, then 35 minutes on the train
Parnell 70 to Newmarket and transfer to an InnerLink or OuterLink bus  7505 - Stop A 18 minutes on the 70, then 5 minutes on the INN/OUT
Rail Bus Southern Line (RBS) to Newmarket and transfer to an InnerLink or OuterLink bus 1536 - Stop C 14 minutes on the bus, then 5 minutes on the INN/OUT
Sylvia Park 782 7504 - Stop B 20 minutes
298 1745 - Stop D 15 minutes
70 to Panmure and transfer to the Eastern or Southern Line train 7504 - Stop B 8 minutes on the bus, then 3 minutes on the train
Onehunga 298 1536 - Stop C 18 minutes


Ellerslie bus stop map

An image showing the locations of bus stops for alternate transport from Ellerslie Station. Bus stop 1536, where buses replace trains to Newmarket and Britomart, is shown northwest of the Station, on Kalmia Street. Bus stops 1745, where buses replace trains to Onehunga and Otahuhu, and 7505, are shown north of the station, along the Southern Motorway and near Main Highway. Bus stop 7504 is shown east of the station, on Main Highway.