Last updated 11:59pm 2 December 2021
Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland is at the Red setting of the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (also known as the traffic light system).
On Friday 3 December, some bus services starting after midnight will resume on Friday and Saturday nights.
At Red, all other bus, train and ferry services will remain at a reduced timetable.
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Tāmaki Makaurau is currently at the Red setting within the new COVID-19 Protection Framework.
- You are encouraged to continue wearing a face covering when you leave your home and when physical distancing is not possible.
- Detailed information about the Red setting under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework is now available at www.COVID19.govt.nz.
- At Red, you can travel anywhere within the Tāmaki Makaurau region, including Waiheke and Great Barrier islands.
- To help you get to any COVID-19 vaccination clinic, you can travel for free on buses and trains.
For more information on where and when you are permitted to travel go to: www.COVID19.govt.nz
If you need to travel, please scan the Ministry of Health’s NZ COVID Tracer app QR code, to assist with contact tracing, should it be needed.
What this means for public transport
Kua whakaturehia te mau i ngā uwhi mata
Face coverings are mandatory
Whakakarapa i te tohu QR
Scan the QR code
- You can use public transport to travel throughout the Tāmaki Makaurau region.
- Buses, trains and ferries are running to a reduced timetable.
- From Friday 3 December, you'll be able to go out and enjoy the Tāmaki Makaurau nightlife so we're resuming some midnight buses on Friday and Saturday.
- All Auckland Transport school buses are running to their regular timetable. Where schools have advised Auckland Transport that a school bus is not required we will cancel it.
- At the Red setting physical distancing is no longer a requirement onboard our services, which means someone might be sitting next to you onboard.
- Our AT Mobile app shows if there is space on board buses or trains before you board.
- Remember to tag on and tag off using your AT HOP card.
- A face-covering must be worn on-board and while you are waiting for public transport. This includes school buses, bus and train stations, bus stops and ferry terminals.
- You do not need to wear a face covering if you are under the age of 12 or have medical reasons not to. For more information on exemptions go to: www.COVID19.govt.nz
- Face masks are on sale in vending machines at public transport facilities across Tāmaki Makaurau. The masks are in 42 machines at bus and rail stations and ferry wharves.
As always, the safety of our staff and customers is our top priority. All public transport services are being cleaned regularly and thoroughly.
What this means for parking
- All parking restrictions apply for both on and off-street parking. Please take note of bus lanes and special vehicle lanes and use them correctly.
The best place to find the latest New Zealand COVID-19 information is on the Ministry of Health’s website and the Government's main COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 health advice and information, or if you think you may have COVID-19, Aucklanders can contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453.
Contact Auckland Transport