Coldplay fans are encouraged to ride to the concert on Saturday by special event bus or train.
Public transport is the easiest way to get to Mt Smart Stadium. Just show your Coldplay ticket to travel on event buses and trains.
Gates open at 5.30pm. Travel early between 4.30pm and 6.30pm and be in to win one of one hundred $30 spot prize merchandise vouchers.
Travel by special event train:
Travel on special event trains from 4.30pm to Penrose Station, it’s a short walk to Mount Smart Stadium. Services to Penrose depart from Swanson, Papakura and Britomart approximately every 20 minutes. Swanson event trains stop at all stations to Newmarket then run express to Penrose. Services from Britomart also run express.
A limited number of special event trains will also depart Pukekohe, stopping at all stations to Penrose.
Get home by train after the concert
Trains depart Penrose every 10-15 minutes stopping at all stations en route to Britomart or Papakura. Limited event trains operate to Pukekohe, passengers are advised to check with staff before boarding. Extra trains will also leave Britomart every 15 minutes if you need to transfer to services heading to Swanson from 11.42pm.
Travel by special event bus:
Auckland City Centre to Mt Smart Stadium runs approximately every 5 minutes between 4.15pm and 8.15pm. Buses depart from bus stop 7301 on Quay Street between Commerce and Queen Street.
North Shore buses depart from Albany Station and run via all Northern Busway stations to Mt Smart Stadium approximately every 10 minutes between 4pm and 8pm.
Get home by special event bus after the concert:
After the concert event buses depart O’Rorke Rd and operate to the Auckland City Centre and North Shore. These services operate for 90 minutes after the concert.
Travel by ferry:
Catch a ferry into the city and connect to event buses or trains travelling to the concert. Normal fares will apply.
Passengers are reminded that alcohol is not permitted for consumption on any of these public transport services.
For full event bus and train timetables to Mt Smart go to www.AT.co.nz Details will also be available at stations. Travel by car:
Drivers should expect traffic delays around the stadium. O’Rorke Road and Maurice Road are closed to public parking. Drivers will need to park on surrounding streets, taking note that they have parked correctly, and walk to the stadium.
For more information about Auckland Transport go to www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Travel free on trains and event buses with your concert Ticket.
Date: Saturday 10 November Place: Mt Smart Stadium Time: Gates open 5:30pm, supporting acts from 6.30pm, main act 9:00pm
Travel free on event trains from 4.30pm, until the end of service. Event trains will operate to Penrose Station, a short 10 minute walk to the stadium. Event trains depart Swanson approx. every 20 minutes running via all Western Line station to Newmarket and then direct to Penrose. Event trains depart Britomart every 20 minutes. Please note that some event services will not stop at Newmarket, Remuera, Greenlane or Ellerslie.
After the concert trains depart Penrose every 10 - 15 minutes to take passengers to the south and the city. Event trains will depart Britomart approx. every 15 minutes stopping at all stations on the Western Line to Swanson. A shuttle service will take passengers from Swanson to Waitakere if required.
Coldplay gig: the do's and don'ts
Last mintue tips and travel advice for concert
If Coldplay's first New Zealand stadium show is anything like what they've done overseas, the Auckland audience is in for glowing wristbands, lasers, and confetti cannons.
The mega band play at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday night as part of their Mylo Xyloto world tour and to ensure the almost 50,000 fans attending behave themselves, organisers have issued a few last minute tips and rules:
There will be no public parking facilities available at the stadium with roads around Mt Smart closed and parking restrictions enforced. However, there is a drop-off/pick-up point on Station Rd. The public have been asked to avail of the extra public transport, which will be put on, for getting to and from the concert.
Travel on trains and buses is included with the ticket to the event. Trains start from Britomart at 4.30pm and run until 90 minutes after the concert ends. Buses depart Quay St for Mt Smart from 4.15pm onwards. For more information, visit maxx.co.nz.
Conditions of entry
Firstly, there will be no pass-outs available so once inside the venue, people must remain there - no exceptions.
Audience members will be searched when they arrive, so it would pay to leave things like video cameras, chilly bins, air horns and alcohol at home.
Other prohibited items include takeaways, lasers, fireworks, and anything that could be used as a projectile, like glow sticks, balls and containers.
The weather is forecast to be fine, but in case of rain, bring a jacket and leave the umbrellas at home - they will be confiscated at the gate.
Ticketholders are allowed to bring small personal cameras, a small amount of home-prepared food and one one-litre, sealed water bottle per person.
Alcohol will be available on site, but will stop being served at 9.30pm.
5.30pm - gates open
6.45pm - The Pierces
7.30pm - Temper Trap
9.00pm - Coldplay
* All times are subject to change without notice. Some last minute tickets are still available from Ticketmaster.