What is a Rail Bus?
Rail bus stops Western Line
Rail bus stops Southern, Eastern and
Why do you have Rail Buses?
How do I know when a Rail Bus is running instead
of a train?
What does a Rail Bus look like?
Do Rail Buses run to the same timetable as
What fare do I pay on a rail bus?
Can I use my bus ticket or pass on a rail
Why are trains cancelled and how will I
Where do I buy a ticket and will it cost
Are Rail Buses accessible to all?
Where do I catch the Rail Bus
A rail bus is a regular bus that runs from station to station
around the network instead of a train. Rail buses run to a
different timetable from the trains.
You can view the Rail Bus bus stop locations
Rail buses usually operate to enable periods of uninterrupted
construction work to be carried out on the network. Sometimes they
run due to technical problems that mean trains can't run
Auckland Transport is upgrading the stations and KiwiRail
are substantially upgrading Auckland's rail network over the next
couple of years. They often take advantage of long weekends or the
quieter holiday period over Christmas and New Year when fewer
people use the trains.
Look out for posters on trains and at stations that advise of
railbus replacements. These go up a couple of weeks in advance.
You can also check the travel service disruptions
section to plan your journey or call MAXX on 09 366 6400
before you travel.
Newspapers are advised through media releases.
A regular bus and displays a 'rail bus' sign on it.
As rail buses travel on a different route to trains, and travel
by road they operate to a different timetable to train services.
Rail bus timetable information is available at the rail bus stop
and at the train station (when rail bus services are operating).
Timetable information is also available from this site or by
calling 09 366 6400.
Some rail buses operate as an express or limited stop service
between stations. On boarding a service, passengers should check
with the driver or Veolia on-board staff where the bus is going,
and which route it is taking.
Normal train fares and tickets are accepted on rail buses.
No, bus tickets and passes are not accepted on rail buses.
Normal train fares and tickets apply.
Occasionally during times of unplanned service disruption (e.g.
due to a train breakdown or a track fault), rail bus replacement
services will be provided at short notice. Passengers should listen
out for 'at station' announcements, and consult station information
You can buy a ticket from ticket and top up machines at
stations, or a ticket office where available. Normal train fares
The majority of rail buses are unfortunately not accessible to
wheelchair users and pushchairs. Mobility scooters, bikes and large
items of luggage are also unable to be carried.
Rail buses pick passengers up from rail bus stops located as
near as possible to train stations. The current rail bus stop
locations can be found here.
Rail bus stops are clearly sign posted and have signage on them to
help you identify them, as well as timetable information to help
you plan your journey.