MIT is conveniently located above the Manukau Train Station and beside the Manukau Bus Terminal, which is now the biggest transport hub in South Auckland. This makes travelling to MIT even easier for students, staff and visitors.
Plan your trip
Looking to plan your trip?
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.
Auckland Transport is commencing Stage 2 of its rail network rebuild
It’s part of an overall plan to bring more frequent and faster rail journeys to the city. The station under MIT Manukau campus will continue to operate during this stage of the three-year project.
However, there are a number of other closures that may mean you have to make alternative plans to get to and from MIT Manukau.
In Stage 2, the Eastern Line will be closed between Britomart and Ōtāhuhu from 20 March 2023 to January 2024. Auckland Transport are providing alternatives such as rail replacement buses and express services.
Click on your station name to visit the AT website to see alternative transport options to get from that station to various destinations around Auckland.
Find out more: www.AT.govt.nz/RailRebuild
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.
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 access to a controlled secure bike cage, located opposite end of Hollywood Bakery outdoors under the stairwell. 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.
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 Avenue 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.
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 Bus Terminal.
The following bus routes will relocate from the current stops on Davies Avenue and will depart and arrive at Manukau Bus Terminal. Note: Routes 33 and 361 will continue to use the current bus stops on Davies Avenue.
Buses from Botany, Flat Bush and Redoubt Road are now extended to the Manukau Station, providing a connection between buses and trains.
Single adult bus cash fares can be purchased from the bus driver or using 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.
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.
The Manukau Train Station is located directly below the MIT Manukau campus. Access to the trains is inside the MIT building by the elevator.
Services are running frequently to Manukau:
- Six trains per hour at peak time (around every 10 minutes)
- Three trains per hour on weekdays between peak times (around every 20 minutes)
- Half-hourly service during evenings and weekends.
Find out how to train 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.
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 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 the 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.
Need to drive to MIT Manukau, or have someone who will drop you off?
For more information on parking, please visit the Manukau campus parking page.