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Bus and transit lanes reduce congestion and speed up travel times by separating buses and vehicles with more than one occupant. 


Bus and transit lanes

The list below is a guide only, it does not include all new bus and transit lanes in Auckland. Please refer to signs and road markings.

All bus and transit lanes are sign-posted and marked on the road surface.

Learn more about bus and transit lanes and how to use them


Lanes in central Auckland

Anzac Avenue

Citybound

24 hours, Monday to Friday

Beach Road to Waterloo Quadrant / Alten Avenue.

Outbound

24 hours, Monday to Friday

Beach Road to Waterloo Quadrant / Alten Avenue.

Broadway Newmarket - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

425 Broadway to 277 Broadway

Outbound

7am to 10am and 4 to 7pm, Monday to Friday

370 Broadway to 500 Broadway

Dominion Road

Citybound

7am to 10am.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm.

Donovan Street - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday

56 Donovan Street to 88 Donovan Street

In addition, there are right-turn bays on Donovan Street at the following intersections: Lewis Street, McFadzean Drive, Shipton Place.

Fanshawe Street

Citybound

24 hours

Fanshawe Street, from Daldy Street to just west of Customs Street West.

Outbound

24 hours

Fanshawe Street, between west of Albert Street to east of Halsey Street.

Monitoring the Fanshawe Street bus lane

We are using CCTV cameras to actively monitor all vehicles travelling in the Fanshawe Street bus lane. Vehicle infringements will be issued to unauthorised vehicles driving in these lanes. If you need to enter the bus lane to turn left, this can be done up to 50 metres from your turn.

The Fanshawe Street bus lanes operate 24/7 and no stopping is permitted.

Grafton Bridge

Citybound and outbound

7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

  • These operating times apply year round (including public holidays).
  • During these operating times the bridge is closed to traffic other than buses, cyclists, motorcyclists and emergency services.
  • All other times the bridge is open to general traffic.

Great North Road: New Lynn to Avondale - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

Veronika Street to Avondale Roundabout.

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

1843 Great North Road to Ash Street.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm - Larch Street to Veronika Street.

Great North Road: Point Chevalier - Ponsonby

Citybound

7am to 10am

1177 Great North Road to 79 Great North Road.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm

110 Great North Road to 1180 Great North Road.

Great South Road

Citybound

7am to 10am

Great South Road, between Greenlane Road West and Ngaire Avenue.

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

Great South Road between Campbell Road and Greenlane West.

Outbound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

Great South Road between Greenlane East and Woodbine Avenue.

Halsey Street

24 hours.

Hobson Street

24 hours.

Karangahape Road - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday

351 Karangahape Road to 269 Karangahape Road.

Khyber Pass Road - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

417 Khyber Pass Road to 371 Khyber Pass Road.

Outbound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

262 Khyber Pass Road to 446 Khyber Pass Road.

Manukau Road - T3 lane

Citybound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm.

Pukenui Road to Owens Road

Outbound

4pm to 7pm.

Owens Road to Pukenui Road

Mt Eden Road

Citybound

7am to 10am.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Between Batger and Oaklands.

New North Road - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

401 New North Road to 319 New North Road

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

310 New North Road to 394 New North Road

Pah Road - T3 lane

Citybound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Trafalgar Street to Greenwoods Corner.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Greenwoods Corner to Trafalgar Street.

Park Road

Citybound

24 hours
Khyber Pass Road to Carlton Gore Road.

Outbound

7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday
Grafton to Carlton Gore Road.

24 hours
Carlton Gore Road to Khyber Pass Road.

Parnell Rise

Citybound

24 hours

Carlaw Park Avenue to Stanley Street.

Parnell Road - Bus lane

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

446 Parnell Road to 538 Parnell Road.

Ponsonby Road - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday

Opposite 50 Ponsonby Road to 1 Ponsonby Road.

Quay Street - Bus lanes

Citybound

24 hours

Central Lane between Lower Albert Street and Queen Elizabeth Square.

6am to 10am, Monday to Friday

Between The Stand and Commerce Street.

Queen Street

Citybound

203 Queen Street to 79/85 Queen Street.

Outbound

24 hours, 7 days.

58-60 Queen Street to 182-184 Queen Street and 500 Queen Street to 520 Queen Street.

Sandringham Road

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Between Watson Avenue and Leslie Avenue; between Ethel Street and opposite Onslow Avenue.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Between Burnley Terrace and Lancing Road; between Patterson Street and Tranmere Road; between Harwood Street and Parry Street.

Sturdee Street - T2 lane

Citybound

24 hours, 7 days.

Market Place Intersection to 15 Sturdee Street.

Citybound (1)Symonds Street

24 hours.

Karangahape Road to Airedale Street; Airedale Street to St Pauls Street; Alfred Street to Waterloo Quadrant.

Citybound (2)

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

From No 83 New North Road to 135 Symonds Street

Outbound

24 hours.

Alten Road to Grafton Bridge.

Green-coloured lane between Symonds Street motorway off-ramp and the intersection with Khyber Pass Road.

Guidelines for cyclists are also marked out on the Symonds Street approach to the Khyber Pass Road intersection.

Victoria Street West

24 hours.

Vincent Street

Citybound

24 hours

Opp 156 Vincent Street to 101 Vincent Street.

Wellesley Street West

24 hours.

Lanes in east Auckland

Ellerslie-Panmure Highway

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Main Highway, 170m bus lane on the approach to the intersection of Great South Road, Main Highway, Campbell Road and Wairakei Road.

Pakuranga Road T2 lane

Citybound

6am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Pakuranga Road, between Dunrobin Place and Gossamer Drive.

Remuera Road T3 lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

757 Remuera Road to 55 Remuera Road

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

62 Remuera Road to 774 Remuera Road

St Johns Road - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Gerard Way to 35 St Johns Road

Tamaki Drive - T2 lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Kitemona Street to Ngapipi Road

Lanes in north Auckland

Albany Highway - T2 lanes

Citybound

7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

From Bush/Schnapper Rock Road to Albany Expressway

Outbound

7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

From Albany Expressway to Bush/Schnapper Rock Road.

Akoranga Drive - T2 lanes

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday

From 2 Akoranga Drive to opposite 90 Akoranga Drive.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

From opposite 90 Akoranga Drive to 3 Akoranga Drive

Constellation Drive - T2 Lanes

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Opp 1 Centorian to 55 Constellation Drive.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

42 Constellation Drive to 8 Constellation Drive.

East Coast Road - T2 lane

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

231 East Coast Road to opp 258 East Coast Road.

Forrest Hill Road - T2 lane

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Opp 268 Forrest Hill Road to 17 Forrest Hill Road.

Fred Thomas Drive - Bus lane

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

2 Fred Thomas Drive to opp 37 Fred Thomas Drive.

Lake Road

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

T3 lane between Kororo Street and Onewa Road.

Northern Busway

Buses only, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The Northern Busway runs alongside the Northern Motorway, from Constellation Drive to the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Onewa Road

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

T3 lane between Birkenhead Avenue and Sylvan Avenue.

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

T3 lane between Church Street and Birkenhead Avenue.

Shakespeare Road - T2 lane

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

6 Shakespeare Road to 124 Shakespeare Road.

Lanes in south Auckland

Bus advance areas and/or bus lanes operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the following roads:

  • Pakuranga Road.
  • Ti Rakau Drive.
  • Great South Road.

Bader Drive - T2 lanes

Citybound

7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

Ashgrove Road to 125 Bader Drive.