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Getting around Auckland by bus, train, boats. Tickets, AT Hop Card

Getting around Auckland

AT Auckland Transport is the company that manages the transport network on buses, trains and boats in the city. Britomart, on Queen Street, is the main stop, terminus of trains and ferries. Internal transport, however, is not the best.

The long distances and the complicated organization of the routes make it a system that is anything but efficient; in particular to move outside the city. Often, to move around Auckland, it takes less time on foot than by bus!

Tickets and passes are valid on both buses and trains. To travel you need to buy the AT HOP CARD, a special rechargeable electronic card with prepaid credit. It costs $15 and includes $10 to travel. Prices start at NZ $0.99 and vary depending on the number of zones, from a minimum of $2.20 for Zone 1, up to a maximum of $12.60 for 9 zones.

Children aged 5 to 15 travel at a reduced rate. Children under 5 travel FREE with a paying adult.

All information, timetables and routes are available on the official website.


Getting Around Auckland New Zeland

Boat connections are widely used in New Zealand. There are really many with which, on a daily basis, it is possible to move. Therefore, we invite you to consult the official Ferry Fares link.

With the FULLERS FERRY boats you can reach numerous destinations such as Bayswater, Birkenhead, Devonport, Half Moon Bay, Northcote Point, Stanley Bay and Waiheke by paying 8$ for the single trip.

By purchasing the HOP CARD you will pay the discounted rate of $5.40.


The Daily Cap represents the limit rate that you can pay for an entire day, traveling almost on the entire HV network. The operation is the same as in London and, in this case, the limit price is set at $ 20. Beyond this amount, during the day, you will travel for free.


Britomart is one of the sub-stations of diesel trains from around the world; a real sorting center for short, medium and long-distance trains. In general, to travel around Auckland and in short distances, the train is never indicated, because it is rather expensive. Therefore, opt for this type of vehicle if you intend to move in the medium or long range.

Generally, we recommend renting a car to travel within New Zealand; being a place that offers views and evocative landscapes, you will always have the opportunity to stop, in case you want it. Or, perhaps, you could voluntarily lose yourself on some dirt road, on the advice of some friend or passer-by, discovering the wildest nature!

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