Tram Information

IMPORTANT NEWS - FOR 10 - 14 February, 2020.

We are implementing major maintenance during this week to improve the service for our customers and maintain high standards across our network.

We shall be running a bus replacement service for our tramway from Mon 10th - Fri 14th inclusive. The bus service shall run from Gate C at M1 to the tram stop outside M2. It shall run to the attached schedules from each site.

  • The first bus from M1 will be 1000 and the last bus shall be 1620.
  • The first bus from M2 will be 1020 and the last bus shall be 1640.

The only exception shall be Wednesday 12th when the museum is shutting early.

  • The last bus from M1 shall be 1420.
  • The last bus from M2 shall be 1440.

This maintenance is critical to the ongoing safety and provision of the beloved Tram service, thank you for your understanding and support during this week, 10 - 14 Feb. 

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Trams at MOTAT operate 7 days a week except on Christmas Day, during the Pasifika Festival in March and when operational needs do not allow for safe operation.

Services generally leave every 30 minutes when operating, but this is dependent on the number of trams in operation on that day as at times we have additional trams running due to school groups, school holidays or special events. For the latest tram operating times view the tram timetable at the MOTAT shop.

  • Weekday Tram Timetable
  • Weekend Tram Timetable
  • School Holiday Tram Timetable

Tram stops are situated at MOTAT's Great North Road Entrance, Motions Road Corner, Auckland Zoo and MOTAT's Meola Road site. A request stop is also situated midway along the Western Springs Park edge on Great North Road and outside The Auckland Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC).

The tram timetable is subject to change according to the number of groups or other activities we have booked on any particular day. Please contact the Visitor Services at front of house to confirm tram times during your visit.

Tram Costs

MOTAT admission includes a return tram ride.

Off the street tram fares:

Tram fare $ Price
Family Pass (2 adults and up to 4 children) $5.00
Adult Return $2.00
Adult One Way $1.00
Child Return $1.00
Child One Way $0.50
Under 5's Free

Weekday Tram Timetable

Depart MOTAT Great North Road Depart MOTAT Meola Road
10.00 10.15
10.30 10.45
11.00 11.15
11.30  11.45
11.55 12.10
Tram lunch break 12.30 - 1pm
1.00  1.15
1.30  1.45
2.00  2.15
2.30 2.45 (Tuesday - 2.35)
2.55 3.05
3.35  3.45
4.00 4.15
4.30 4.45 (Last Tram - Ends M1)
5.00 (Last Tram)

Weekend Tram Timetable

Depart MOTAT Great North Road Depart MOTAT Meola Road
10.00 10.15
10.30 10.45
11.00 11.15
11.30 11.45
12.00 12.15
12.30 12.45
1.00 1.15
1.15 1.30
1.30 1.45
1.45 2.00
2.00 2.15
2.15 2.30
2.30 2.45
2.45 3.00
3.00 3.15
3.15 3.30
3.30  3.45
3.45 4.00
4.00  4.15
4.15  4.30
4.30 (LAST TRAM) 4.45 (LAST TRAM)

School Holiday Tram Timetable (Monday - Friday) 

Depart MOTAT Great North Road Depart MOTAT Meola Road
10.00 10.15
10.15 10.30
10.30 10.45
10.45 11.00
11.00 11.15
11.15 11.30
11.30 11.45
11.45 12.00
11.55 12.10
12.15 12.30
12.40 12.55
1.00 1.15
1.30 1.45
1.45 2.00
2.00 2.15
2.15 2.30
2.30 2.45
2.45 3.00
3.00 3.15
3.15 3.30
3.30 3.45
3.45 4.00
4.00 4.15
4.15 4.30
4.30 4.45
4.45 5.00
5.00 (LAST TRAM)