Transport to MIT Manukau

MIT is conveniently located above the new Manukau Train Station and beside the Manukau Bus Terminal, which is now biggest transport hub in South Auckland.

This makes travelling to MIT even easier for students, staff and visitors.

Plan your Trip

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Auckland Transport has up-to-date information on routes and times for the bus, train and ferries and great trip planner to help you plan your travel.

Auckland Transport trip planner app is available for download to help make your trips easier.

Accessibility

Trains and many buses are wheelchair friendly and accommodate disabilities. Before travelling we recommend finding out more information, by visiting the AT website or call 09 366 6400 to help plan your trip.

South Auckland transport hub

In the future, about 600,000 passengers per year are expected to use the train station, a similar level to Newmarket, only Britomart will be busier. About 1.2 million people are expected to eventually use the Manukau bus station each year.

Find out more information on the ways you can travel to MIT, see FAQs for additional information.

Bike

Do you live locally and want to keep fit? Biking is the preferred way to get around and Auckland Transport is continuing to offer more bicycle lanes around Auckland to help cyclists travel with ease.

MIT Manukau offers locations around campus where you can park lock up your bike.

  • MIT Manukau offers an access controlled secure bike cage, located opposite end of Hollywood Bakery outdoors under the stair well. You will need to have access loaded to your student ID which can be done at the Ask Me! Student Services Centre on the ground floor.  
  • MIT Manukau also has 290 unsecured bicycle parks (loops) conveniently located around the campus.

Map your trip

Auckland Transport has cycle and walking maps to map your trip.

Want to know more about securing your bike on campus bike lanes around MIT Manukau and more? Check out our FAQ’s.

Bus

Getting to and from MIT Manukau has become even easier.

Most buses stop on the doorstep of MIT at the main Manukau Transport hub located on the corner of Davies Ave and Manukau Station Road.

The train station is located directly below MIT and serves as a connection point for travellers using the bus, a bike or walking.

Trip planner

Find out how to bus to MIT Manukau with the Auckland Transport trip planner.

Bus stop changes

The only buses that will continue to use the stops outside Westfield Shopping Centre on Leyton Way are the Airporter 380 and long-distance coaches. All other buses will stop at the new Manukau Train Station.

New stops

The following bus routes will relocate from the current stops on Davies Avenue and will depart and arrive at Manukau Bus Station:
Note: Routes 33 and 361 will continue to use the current bus stops on Davies Avenue.

Buses from Botany, Flat Bush and Redoubt Rd are now extended to the Manukau Station, providing a connection between buses and trains.

Bus fare

Single adult bus cash fares can be purchased from the bus driver or use your AT HOP card.

The AT HOP card will save you money, especially under the student concession rate for full-time students you can receive up to 30% discount off a normal adult cash fare.

If you’re travelling by train please note that tickets must be purchased from one of the top-up machines on the platform.

Accessibility

Many buses are wheelchair friendly accessible and accommodate disabilities. Before travelling we recommend finding out more information, by visiting the AT website or call 09 366 6400 to help plan your trip.

Train

The Manukau Train Station is located directly below the MIT Manukau campus.

Access to the trains are inside the MIT building by the elevator.  

Services are running more frequently to Manukau:

  • 6 trains per hour at peak time (around every 10 minutes)
  • 3 trains per hour on weekdays between peak times (around every 20 minutes)
  • ½-hourly service during evenings and weekends

Trip Planner

Find out how to bus to MIT Manukau with the Auckland Transport trip planner.

Developments in public transport

All trains from Manukau Station currently head north, so to travel south you will need to get off the train at Puhinui Station and transfer to another train heading south.

Accessibility

Trains and many buses are wheelchair friendly and accommodate disabilities. Before travelling we suggest finding out more information, by visiting the AT website or call 09 366 6400 to help plan your trip.

Train fare

Train fares must be purchased from the ticket machine located on the platform of the train station before you get on the train. The machines take visa cards, cash and coins.

An Auckland Transport Customer Service Centre is located on ground level, where staff are available to help you purchase train or bus tickets and answer any travel questions.

Using an AT HOP card is the most convenient way to travel and can be used for the train and bus. The AT HOP card will save you money, especially under the student concession rate for full-time students, you can receive up to 30% discount off a normal adult cash fare.

Car

Need to drive to MIT Manukau, or have someone who will drop you off?

We offer two drop-off bays for cars on Davies Avenue and Manukau Station Road.

MIT Student Parking

MIT student parking is located next to the MIT Manukau building and has a pay and display onsite.

Entry is restricted to staff, contractors and MIT students with MIT ID cards. You can access the car park with an activated ID card.

The cost to park from 7am to 5pm is $1 per hour up to a maximum of $4 for the whole day.

Parking after 5pm is free. Vehicles that do not clearly display a valid ticket on the dashboard will be clamped. The release fee is $100 for non-students and $45 for students on producing evidence of a current Student ID.

Public Parking

Public parking is available at the Ronwood Avenue multi-level car park. Ronwood Avenue car park will be $4 - $6 per day.

For special student term rates for Ronwood Avenue car park please ask at the Ask Me! Student Services Centre on the ground floor at MIT Manukau.

Accessibility

If you have a disability and display a current mobility parking permit in your car, you are entitled to park in the disability parking area which is alongside the MIT Greenstar parking area in the main car park.

Car parking is available for students with disabilities. Please ensure that your CCS permit is displayed at all times. If you have applied for a CCS permit and have not yet received it, you can contact us about a temporary permit from the Ask Me! Student Services Centre on the ground floor at MIT Manukau.