RWC 2011

On 9 September 2011, the Rugby World Cup will come to New Zealand.

Transdev Auckland is working with Auckland Transport to ensure the smooth running of passenger rail services to and from Eden Park where many of the matches will be played.

Our advice to all our customers during this very busy period is to plan ahead and travel early. All travel options will be available at

For timetables for upcoming matches please see our Special Events page.

The plan involves using three match-day stations – Britomart, Kingsland and Morningside – to take spectators to and from the match in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Kingsland is the game-day station for those travelling from the east or south, and Morningside – a relaxed 10-minute walk from the stadium – is the match-day station for those travelling from the west.

By using the two closest stations to Eden Park in this way, and thanks to recent rail improvements, trains can run on both lines in the same direction away from the stadium, boosting service frequency and clearing the crowds within our targeted 70 minutes after full-time.

Special timetables have been developed for the following games at Eden Park:

  • 9 September Opening Ceremony and New Zealand v Tonga
  • 17 September Australia v Ireland
  • 24 September New Zealand v France
  • 25 September Fiji v Samoa
  • 1 October England v Scotland
  • 8 October Quarter-final 1
  • 9 October Quarter-final 2
  • 15 October Semi-final 1
  • 16 October Semi-final 2
  • 21 October Bronze final
  • 23 October Rugby World Cup Final

And for people travelling via central Auckland to games at North Harbour Stadium:

  • 10 September France v Japan
  • 11 September Australia v Italy
  • 22 September South Africa v Namibia
  • 30 September South Africa v Samoa

Transdev Auckland is committed to providing great customer service to all Aucklanders and visitors from around the world.

Staff briefings and training sessions are being held throughout 2011 to ensure our front-line customer service team is at the top of its game. Training for the Rugby World Cup includes host responsibility, crowd control and safety and making a great impression on all our visitors.

For more information about transport for the Rugby World Cup please click here.
For more about the Rugby World Cup in Auckland please click here.

For detailed information about train services including timetables please visit or call 3666400.