Auckland Transport

New Network for East Auckland

On 10 December 2017, we launched a new bus network for East Auckland. Everything has changed, including bus routes, route numbers, timetables and buses.


Get ready East Auckland

The new East Auckland bus network is part of a simpler, more integrated public transport network for Auckland.

Keep checking this page for updates on the new bus network for East Auckland.


New East Auckland network

This map shows the new bus routes which has been introduced in East Auckland, Beachlands and Maraetai. Some passengers will need to transfer to another bus or train to complete their journey, so people need to get ready for these changes.

East New Network Map

Download the new East Auckland network map (PDF 2.6MB)

What the New Network brings to East Auckland

  • More services, especially from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week.
  • Buses are more frequent, at least every 15 minutes, between Howick and Botany.

Buses connecting with trains

  • Connections to the Eastern Line can be made at Panmure Interchange which head towards the City Centre and Manukau.
  • Connections can also be made at Ōtāhuhu interchange which is serviced by Southern and Eastern lines
  • The East New Network also provides access to Middlemore, Papatoetoe and Manukau train stations.
  • Trains on the Eastern & Southern Lines run every 10 minutes during peak times, every 20 minutes in the middle of the day, and every 30 minutes on evenings and weekends.

Night Bus

The NiteRider service N50 will be replaced by a new late night service on Fridays and Saturdays. This will be the new 70H service, servicing East Auckland.

From Britomart it will travel via Symonds St, the same as all other East Auckland daytime services.

380 Airporter Service

The 380 Airporter is increasing in frequency to every 15 minutes all day, every day. Connections for this service can be made from East Auckland at Manukau or Papatoetoe Stations.

Beachlands and Maraetai

The New Network for East Auckland also includes service changes to Beachlands and Maraetai. New 739 service will replace the existing 589 which will run hourly, 7 days a week.

Changes to school buses

As part of the East Auckland New Network, Auckland Transport school bus routes will be changing from the beginning of Term 1 in 2018. These changes include the routes, destinations and route numbers. View the East Auckland school bus changes.


Individual Route maps

Network map

Frequent routes

Local routes

Limited services

What's happening in your neighbourhood

A summary of all the changes and services in your local area.

Beachlands

This new route 739 has been created to better serve growing areas and offers:

  • Improved frequency, hourly to and from Botany, 7 days a week.
  • Better connections from Maraetai to Beachlands.
  • Serves the Ormiston Town Centre.

New bus stops *

  • 136 Beachlands Road (stop number 2366).
  • Opp 136 Beachlands Road (#2365).
  • Mahutonga Avenue near Beachlands Road (#1944).
  • Mahutonga Avenue near Kouka Drive (#1947).
  • 3 Mahutonga Avenue (#1949).
  • 6 Mahutonga Avenue (#1946).
  • 33 Mahutonga Avenue (#1951).
  • 36 Mahutonga Avenue (#1948).
  • Opp 72 Second View Avenue (#1983).
  • 119 Second View Avenue (#1997).

Bus stops closing

  • Whitford Maraetai Road (stop number 2334).
  • 99 First View Avenue (#2159).
  • 43 Wakelin Road (#6001).

*subject to consultation

Botany

Botany Town Centre

  • New 70 service every 10 minutes on Ti Rakau Drive towards the City Centre, 7 days a week.
  • Better connections to Howick, with buses every 15 minutes, 7 days a week on the 72C and 72M.
  • New 351 service, a Monday to Friday, half-hourly route to Otahuhu via Highbrook and every 20 minutes at peak times.
  • 35 service with buses every 15 minutes to Manukau, 7 days a week.
  • No change to route 31 – all day 15-minute service to Otara, Papatoetoe and Mangere Town Centre.
  • New 734 route via full length of Botany Road to meet every ferry**

New bus stops *

  • 61 Botany Road (stop number 1907).
  • Opp 71 Botany Road (#1904).
  • 129 Botany Road (#2367).
  • Opp 232 Botany Road (#1908).
  • Near 232 Botany Road (#1911).
  • Opp 291 Botany Road (#1998).
  • 168 Cascades Road (#1920).
  • 139 Cascades Road (#1921).
  • 254 Cascades Road (#1924).
  • Opp 254 Cascades Road (#1925).
  • 206 Cascades Road (#1922).
  • Opp 202 Cascades Road (#1923).
  • 760 Chapel Road (#1926).
  • 805 Chapel Road (#1927).
  • 27 Dannemora Drive (#1937).
  • 38 Dannemora Drive (#1932).
  • 111 Millhouse Drive (#1941).
  • 134 Millhouse Drive (#1936).

Bus stops closing

  • Opp 18 Kyeemagh St (stop number 6241).
  • 4 Kyeemagh St (#6238).
  • 2 Mirrabooka Avenue (#6232).
  • 56 Mirrabooka Avenue (#6234).
  • 86 Mirrabooka Avenue (#6236).
  • 57 Mirrabooka Avenue (#6019).
  • 75 Mirrabooka Avenue (#6271).
  • 41 Orangewood Drive (#6029).
  • 54 Orangewood Drive (#6026).
  • 25 Orangewood Drive (#6027).
  • 22 Orangewood Drive (#6024).
  • Outside 251 Botany Road (#6053).
  • 234 Botany Road (#2193).

School bus stops only from 10 December

  • 19 Lexington Drive (stop number 2165).
  • 34 Lexington Drive (#6218).

*subject to consultation

**Timed to meet every ferry except last sailings on Friday and Saturday night.

Bucklands Beach

  • The 712 is a more direct route to Panmure via Casuarina Road and Butley Drive. Connect at Panmure for travel towards the City Centre.
  • New trial bus service 714 to Half Moon Bay, meeting every ferry sailing (including last sailings on Fri and Sat nights).
  • 733 service is a more direct route to Botany via Aviemore Drive and Cascades Road.

Eastern Beach residents will need to use Bucklands Beach Road bus stops, as buses will no longer travel via Eastern Beach Road and The Esplanade.

New bus stops *

  • 258 Bucklands Beach Road (stop number 1916).
  • Opp 266 Bucklands Beach Road (#1917).
  • 148 Bucklands Beach Road (#1918).
  • 143 Bucklands Beach Road (#1919).
  • 9 Clovelly Road (#1929)
  • 141 Clovelly Road (#1931).
  • 91 Macleans Road (#1945).
  • Opp 103 Macleans Road (#1942).

Bus stops closing

  • The Esplanade near Hostel Access Road (stop number 6298).
  • 5 Eastern Beach Road (#6165).
  • 18 Eastern Beach Road (#6164).
  • 23 Eastern Beach Road (#2289).
  • 41 Gills Road (#6187).
  • 50 Gills Road (#6180).
  • 4 Sea Spray Drive (#2322).
  • 5 Sea Spray Drive (#2297).
  • 40 Sea Spray Drive (#2382).
  • 27 Sea Spray Drive (#2285).

*subject to consultation

Burswood

There is no public bus service via Burswood Drive. The nearest bus stops towards both the city and Botany will be on Ti Rakau Drive, an approximate walk of 10 minutes.

School bus stops only from 10 December

  • Burswood Drive near Ti Rakau Drive (stop number 6173).
  • 212 Burswood Drive (#2132).
  • 147 Burswood Drive (#6171).
  • 89 Burswood Drive (#6169).
  • 86 Burswood Drive (#2130).
  • 41 Burswood Drive (#6167).
  • 44 Burswood Drive (#2128).
  • 1r Burswood Drive (#2117).
  • Opp 1r Burswood Drive (#2126).

Cockle Bay

  • All day bus service 735 to Half Moon Bay and to Botany.
  • For travel towards the city, passengers will have to transfer at Botany to the 70 service or at Howick on the 72C and 72M to Panmure Interchange.
  • The 72X peak only service will provide to the city in the morning via the Ellerslie Panmure Highway and Southern Motorway in the morning.

New bus stops *

  • 45 Cockle Bay Road (stop number 2369).
  • 48 Granger Road (#6284).
  • 49 Granger Road (#6281).
  • 7a Pah Road (#1985).
  • 42 Pah Road (#1964).
  • 158 Sandspit Road (#1974).
  • Opp 92 Sandspit Road (#1975).
  • 88 Sandspit Road (#1976).
  • 15 View Road (#1991).

*subject to consultation

Dannemora

The 355 service connects Botany and Manukau through Kilkenny and Middlefield Drives, continuing on through Mission Heights and Ormiston. This service will run every 30 minutes during the day and every 20 during peak times.

New bus stops *

  • 27 Dannemora Drive (#1937).
  • 38 Dannemora Drive (#1932).

Bus stops closing

  • 9 Dannemora Drive (stop number 2235).

School bus stops only from 10 December

  • Opp 16 Kilkenny Drive (stop number 6987).
  • 26 Kilkenny Drive (#6144).
  • 75 Kilkenny Drive (#2221).
  • Opp 75 Kilkenny Drive (#1938).

*subject to consultation

Farm Cove

  • Half-hourly 712 service to Panmure via Butley Drive, Pakuranga Road and Queens Road, and every 20 minutes at peak times. Transfer at Panmure for travel towards the City Centre.

Flatbush

  • 35 service with buses every 15 minutes to Manukau, 7 days a week.
  • New half-hourly service 355 on Haddington and Brookview Drives, 7 days a week. Every 20 minutes at peak times.
  • The current 314 service is changing to connect to Middlemore Station, not Papatoetoe Station.
  • Improved 739 service to Beachlands and Maraetai, via Ormiston Road.


As new roads are built, bus routes will change to better serve Ormiston Town Centre and growing residential areas.

New bus stops *

  • 3 Brookview Drive (stop number 1915).
  • Opp 3 Brookview Drive (#1914).
  • Brookview Drive near Kerrykeel Drive (#1913).
  • Opp 9 Haddington Drive (#2371).

Bus stops closing

  • Accent Drive near Savona Drive (stop number 1747).
  • Accent Drive near Siedeberg Drive (#1596).

*subject to consultation

Half Moon Bay

New facilities for bus operations are in the process of being built, with completion due for the first half of 2018. To find out more, visit the Half Moon Bay project page.

From Monday 11 December the Half Moon Bay Ferry timetable will be changing to improve reliability and to provide better connections to the new bus services. View the new timetables.

  • New bus service 734 to Botany, via Highland Park and Botany Road, meeting every ferry sailing*.
  • All-day 735 service to Howick, meeting every ferry sailing**.
  • New trial bus service 714 from Bucklands Beach, meeting every ferry sailing (including last sailings on Fri and Sat nights).
  • For travel towards the City Centre by bus, passengers can use the 712 from Prince Regent Drive and Pigeon Mountain Road will need to use the via Fortunes Road, and transfer at Panmure.

New bus stops *

  • 2 Ara-Tai Road (stop number 1900).
  • Opp 2 Ara-Tai Road (#1901).

Bus stops closing

  • Pigeon Mountain Road near Air Scouts Hall (stop number 2107).
  • Pigeon Mountain Road near Tennis Club (#2105).
  • 120 Pigeon Mountain Road (#6108).
  • 153 Pigeon Mountain Road (#6107).

*subject to consultation

*Timed to meet every ferry except last sailings on Friday and Saturday night.

Highbrook

  • New 351 service, a Monday to Friday, half-hourly route to Botany and Otahuhu Station, which runs every 20 minutes at peak times.
  • No changes to existing 353 via Harris Road, and 31 via Springs Road.
  • Timetable changes to 352 service.

Highland Park

  • Travel towards Botany on 72C via Chapel Road or 72M via Millhouse Road.
  • In the opposite direction, both of these services will travel to Panmure, creating a 15-minute frequency, 7 days a week.
  • More direct route to Botany via Aviemore Drive and Cascades Road 733 or to Bucklands beach in the opposing direction.
  • New bus service to Half Moon Bay, meeting every ferry sailing** 734.

New bus stops *

  • 172 Aviemore Drive (stop number 1902).
  • Opp 172 Aviemore Drive (#1903).
  • 6 Bradbury Road (#1912).
  • 44 Fortunes Road (#1934).
  • Opp 38 Fortunes Road (#1939).

Bus stops closing

  • 64 Highland Park Drive (stop number 6206).

*subject to consultation

*Timed to meet every ferry except last sailings on Friday and Saturday night.

Howick

  • Buses to Panmure every 15 minutes all day, 7 days a week on the 72C and 72M services.
  • Buses to Botany via either Chapel Road 72C or Millhouse Drive 72M every 15 minutes all day,7 days a week.
  • Morning express services to the City Centre and evening peak express services from the City Centre, every 10 minutes 72X. At other times passengers can transfer at Panmure for travel towards the City Centre.
  • Service 711 connects Howick and Panmure via Union Road and Bradbury Road, running hourly 7 days a week, and every 20 minutes at peak times.
  • New route 734 serving the full length of Botany Road, connecting Botany, Highland Park and Half Moon Bay, timed to meet every ferry*.
  • New bus service 735 from Cockle Bay to Half Moon Bay via Howick, timed to meet every ferry**.

New bus stops *

  • 21 Bleakhouse Road (stop number 1905).
  • 18 Botany Road (#1906).
  • Opp 22 Botany Road (#1909).
  • Opp 59 Cook St (#1928).
  • 43 Cook St (#1933).
  • 175 Cook St (#1935).
  • 71 Union Road (#1979).
  • 78 Union Road (#1978).
  • 116 Union Road (#1980).
  • 113 Union Road (#1987).
  • 30 Union Road (#1982).
  • 41 Union Road (#1989).

Bus stops closing

  • 116 Union Road (stop number 6268).
  • 92 Union Road (#2384).
  • Union Road near Wellington St (#1733).

*subject to consultation

*Timed to meet every ferry except last sailings on Friday and Saturday night.

Maraetai

A new route 739 has been created to better serve growing areas and offers:

  • Improved frequency, hourly to and from Botany, 7 days a week.
  • Better connections from Maraetai to Beachlands.
  • Serves the Ormiston Town Centre.

New bus stops *

  • 20 Maraetai School Road (stop number 1950).
  • 55 Maraetai School Road (#1953).
  • Opp 61 Maraetai School Road (#1952).
  • 115 Maraetai School Road (#1955).
  • Opp 117 Maraetai School Road (#1954).

*subject to consultation

Mission Heights

  • New half-hourly bus service 355 to Botany, Ormiston Town Centre and Manukau, 7 days a week.
  • Passengers going towards the City Centre can connect at Botany to route 70 or to the train at Manukau via the 355.
  • The current 314 service is changing to connect to Middlemore Station, not Papatoetoe Station.

New bus stops *

  • Opp 65 Chateau Rise (stop number 2026).
  • 215 Jeffs Road (#1943).
  • 20 Mission Heights Drive (#1956).
  • Mission Heights Drive near Vin Alto Drive (#1957).
  • Opp 48 Mission Heights Drive (#1958).
  • 4 Valderama Drive (#1984).
  • 110 Jeffs Road (#1993).

Bus stops closing

  • 25 Chateau Rise (stop number 2013).
  • 106a Jeffs Road (#2014).

*subject to consultation

Ormiston

  • Bus service 35 to Manukau and Botany, every 15 minutes all day, 7 days a week.
  • New half-hourly service 355 on Haddington and Brookview Drives, 7 days a week. Every 20 minutes at peak times.
  • The current 314 service is changing to connect to Middlemore Station, not Papatoetoe Station.
  • Improved 739 service to Beachlands and Maraetai, via Ormiston Road.

As new roads are built, bus routes will change to better serve Ormiston Town Centre and growing residential areas.

New bus stops *

  • Ormiston College Eastbound (stop number 1962).
  • Ormiston College Westbound (#1965).
  • Ormiston Town Centre Eastbound (#2452).
  • Ormiston Town Centre Westbound (#2305).
  • Opp 400 Ormiston Road (#1967).

Bus stops closing

  • Opp 191 Ormiston Rd (stop number 2438).
  • 191 Ormiston Rd (#2461).

*subject to consultation

Pakuranga

  • Buses every 15 minutes on Pakuranga Road to Panmure, 7 days a week on the 72C and 72M services.
  • Route 70 provides buses every 10 minutes on Ti Rakau Drive towards the City Centre, 7 days a week.
  • New 711 bus service to Panmure via Reeves Road, hourly 7 days a week, and every 20 minutes at peak times.
  • No route changes to 352 and 358 services.

New bus stops *

  • Opp 350 Pakuranga Road (bus stop number 2079).
  • 117 Reeves Road ( #1969).
  • 76 Reeves Road (#1966).
  • 57 Reeves Road (#1971).
  • 34 Reeves Road (#1968).
  • 91 Reeves Road (#1973).
  • 52 Reeves Road (#1970).
  • 19 Reeves Road (#1977).
  • 6 Reeves Road (#1972).

Bus stops closing

  • Opp 170 Gossamer Drive (stop number 6103).
  • 170 Gossamer Drive (#6102).
  • 156 Gossamer Drive (#6100).
  • 143 Gossamer Drive (#6101).
  • 122 Gossamer Drive (#6686).
  • Opp 112 Gossamer Drive (#6099).
  • 90 Gossamer Drive (#6098).
  • St Marks School Bus Stop (#2386).

*subject to consultation

Panmure

Panmure Interchange

  • A new service 70 which runs every 10 minutes 7 days a week between 7am and 8pm, and more often during peak times. This travels towards the city via Ellerslie Panmure Highway and Great South Road and to Botany via Ti Rakau Drive.
  • Travel towards Howick and Botany on 72C via Chapel road or 72M via Millhouse Road creating a 15-minute frequency, 7 days a week.
  • More direct route to Bucklands via Casuarina Road and Butley Drive 712.
  • New bus service connecting Howick and Panmure via Union Road and Bradbury Road, running hourly 7 days a week, and every 20 minutes at peak times 711.
  • Peak only express service 72X to the city centre in the morning travelling via Ellerslie Panmure Highway and the Southern Motorway to Symonds Street.
  • In the afternoon, this express services travels towards Botany via Howick on Whitford Road.
  • Timetable changes to 352 service which travels through Highbrook and East Tamaki to Manukau.

Whitford

A new route 739 has been created to better serve growing areas and offers:

  • Improved frequency, hourly to Botany and Beachlands/Maraetai, 7 days a week.
  • Serves the Ormiston Town Centre.

New bus stops *

  • 8 Whitford Maraetai Road (stop number 1988).

Bus stops closing

  • Whitford Maraetai Road by Waikopua Road (stop number 2140).
  • Whitford Maraetai Road near Trig Road (#6872).

*subject to consultation

Neighbouring Suburbs

Ellerslie, Great South Road and Newmarket

  • Some Ellerslie Panmure Highway services 500, 501, 550, 551, 552 will be replaced by the 70 which runs every 10 minutes 7 days a week between 7am and 8pm, and more often during peak times.
  • Existing 505, 515, 525, 532, 595 services will not change.
  • The 550X will be replaced by the 72X which operates every 10 minutes at peak times.

Manukau

While construction of Manukau Bus Station continues (completion expected for the first quarter of 2018) two new stops will be temporarily constructed for the changes to the East Auckland Network. 

New bus stops *

  • Stop C – Manukau Station (stop number 2383).
  • Stop D – Manukau Station (#2385).

*subject to consultation

Middlemore

School bus stops only from 10 December

  • 100 Hospital Road (stop number 2005).

Otara

The destination of the 314 service will change from Papatoetoe Station to Middlemore Station, providing a half-hourly connection between Otara and Middlemore, 7 days a week, and every 20 minutes at peak times.

School bus stops only from 10 December

  • 101 Bairds Road (stop number 6407).
  • 96 Bairds Road (#6390).

Otahuhu

Otahuhu Station

The new 351 service (Mon to Fri only) will provide a half-hourly connection to Highbrook and Botany, and every 20 minutes at peak times, departing from Stop B'.

Papatoetoe

Papatoetoe Station

The destination of the 314 service will change from Papatoetoe Station to Middlemore Station, providing a half-hourly connection between Otara and Middlemore, 7 days a week, and every 20 minutes at peak times.

The 380 route will now have two different bus stops. Stop A (#6480) will be serviced by the 380 which heads towards the Airport, Mangere Town Centre and Onehunga. Stop B (#2381) will head towards Manukau.

St Johns

With changes to the Express services, some bus stops will close on Morrin Road to public services:

  • 41 Morrin Road (stop number 1311).
  • 62 Morrin Road (#1326).
  • 84 Morrin Road (#1328).
  • 121 Morrin Road (#1313).

These bus stops will lose Eastern express services, but retain Central Auckland services from 10 December.

  • Morrin Road near UoA Tamaki Campus (stop number 8535).
  • Morrin Road opp UoA Tamaki Campus (#1498).

Stay informed

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  • Get email updates by signing up to our New Network newsletter.
  • Look out for posters at key bus stops and train stations.
  • Visit East Auckland libraries and local board offices for information on the changes.

Translated resources

Do you know someone who will be affected by these changes and speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, or Hindi? Send them a link to a video in their language which will tell them how to prepare for the changes.

Brochures that have been translated:

Come and talk to us at these information events

We are holding a series of information events where you can come to pick up a timetable and get help to work out your new journeys: 

The information sessions for East new network have finished.


Made with your help - feedback process

In 2015 we ran a detailed survey on the proposed new routes for East Auckland. Thanks to the input of hundreds of residents, East Auckland’s new bus network was created.

Download the consultation summary and decisions report (PDF 2.5MB)


For more information

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Published 13 September 2017 | Last updated 19 October 2017
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change