Planning Your Visit v5

Plan Your Visit

The NZ International Comedy Festival offers a great night out in Auckland and Wellington! Here are some tips on how to make your night as seamless and enjoyable as possible.


Dining Guide

The Festival has an extensive dining guide with a ton of great restaurant options close to the Festival venues - check it out here!


Getting Around & Parking


Public Transport
Train, bus, or walking? For bus, train and ferry timetables go to Auckland Transport or phone 09 366 6400.

The LINK buses are the easiest way to get around Auckland's inner suburbs. Take the red City LINK to get around Auckland's CBD, the green Inner LINK to get around Auckland's inner city and the orange Outer LINK to get around the inner suburbs of Auckland.

There are several great parking options in the inner city including the Civic Carpark which is close to most of our Auckland venues. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to find a park before your show as latecomers may not be admitted.

Road Closures and Traffic Diversions
From Sunday 23 Feb 2020 until early 2021, City Rail Link works will be affecting traffic and bus routes, and access near and around the Comedy Festival's inner-city venues and the Aotea Arts Quarter.

Sunday 23 Feb – early 2021
City-bound buses from the North Shore, West Auckland, and in central Auckland will be diverted along Mayoral Drive or Victoria Street, depending on the route.

You can find out more about these diversions, or plan your public transport journey in advance.

Sunday 1 March – early 2021
The intersection at Wellesley St West, Mayoral Drive, and Albert Street will be closed to all vehicles. Traffic diversions will be in place. Access to carparks in the surrounding areas will be unaffected.

As there will be traffic delays, please ensure you factor in extra travel time if you are coming to our city venues.


Public Transport
Train, bus, or walking? For bus, train and ferry timetables go to Metlink or phone 0800 801 700.

Parking options in the inner city operated by Wellington City Council. For information about mobility parking spaces, click here.



Your safety is extremely important to the Festival and we do our best to make sure everyone feels safe and welcome at all of our venues. If you have any concerns at all, don't hesitate to approach ushers, box office staff, and bar staff who will be happy to help you. If you have any questions or concerns in advance, give the Comedy Festival office a call on 09 309 9241 ext 2 or email

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