Getting Here

Getting Here

Getting Here

MOTAT is easily reached by private and public transport.

MOTAT has two sites. The main site (MOTAT 1) is located at 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs and the second site (MOTAT 2) is a few minutes away on Meola Rd, which is home to the highly impressive Aviation Display Hall.

MOTAT's Western Springs Tramway service is also available for visitors to travel between the two MOTAT sites (FREE for MOTAT ticket holders).

By Car

MOTAT is a 10 minute drive from Downtown Auckland via the North Western Motorway taking the Western Springs turnoff (St Lukes Road exit 6). Our GPS coordinates are -36.867656,174.727206.

Parking can be found outside MOTAT on Stadium Road, Great North Road or Motions Road.

There is also plenty of parking available at our Meola Road site if you would like to start your visit there instead. For more information click here.

By Bus

From Downtown Auckland / Britomart to MOTAT 1, Great North Road.
Buses are operated by Go West, Metrolink and Ritchies buses.

Departing From: Route/Bus Number: Price:
Britomart (at the bottom of Queen St) or Albert St  113, 087, 030,049,198, 090,154        $3.40

From Wellesley Street West (just off Queen Street) [Stop 7006] to MOTAT 2, Meola Road [Stop 1054]:

Departing From: Route/Bus Number: Price:
Wellesley Street West (outside the Civic Theatre). The Outer Link (Amber/Orange bus) $3.40

The Outer link operates approx. every 15 minutes during MOTAT’s opening hours.

Please visit for a full list of buses and timetables.

By Taxi

MOTAT is approximately 10 minutes from the Auckland City CBD.


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