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Auckland Transport

Tertiary student concession

Get your AT tertiary ID sticker on your student ID card and you could receive discounted travel on trains and selected buses and ferries with your AT HOP card.

5 steps to get a tertiary concession

If you already have a registered AT HOP card go straight to step 3.

Step 1: Buy a card

If you don't have an AT HOP card then first buy a card. You need the card number to be able to register the card.

Step 2: Register your AT HOP card online

Create MyAT online account and then log in to register your AT HOP card. You have the option to register a card for yourself or for someone else if you want to manage the card on your account. Find out about managing cards for others.

Step 3: Ensure you have proof of eligibility

Get an AT Tertiary ID sticker on your Tertiary Student ID card from your tertiary institute to prove eligibility. You need this for your application in step 4.

Who can get a tertiary concession

  • Tertiary students that have a current AT tertiary ID sticker on their tertiary student ID card, available from participating tertiary institutions.
  • When using public transport, tertiary students must have their current tertiary student ID card with a current AT tertiary ID sticker with them and present it on request to prove their eligibility for travel (PDF 110KB).

ATHOP Teritary Equation

Who does not qualify

Step 4: Submit your concession application online

  • Log in to your MyAT online account and select Apply for a concession in the menu.
  • Confirm your details are correct.
  • Select the card you wish to apply the concession to and fill out the relevant eligibility details.
  • Click submit.

Apply or renew tertiary concession on your AT HOP card.

What you need to know

  • Your AT HOP card needs to be registered before a tertiary concession can be applied.
  • You may only hold one AT HOP card with a tertiary concession on it.
  • Your AT HOP tertiary concession will expire on the same date as your student ID or AT tertiary ID sticker, whichever is the earliest.

Step 5: Load a concession onto your AT HOP card

Visit your nearest AT customer service centre or one of our pop-up student concession kiosks to load a concession on your card. Remember to take your AT HOP card and student ID card along.

Pop-up student concession kiosk locations and times

Location Hours Duration


Dedicated site nearby the usual AUT customer service centre

Mon to Fri

8.30am to 5pm

27 Feb to 10 March 2017


AT Metro Lounge in lower Queen St

This location is dependent on weather. Visit our customer service centre inside Britomart if unavailable.

Mon to Fri

9am to 6.30pm

15 Feb to 7 April 2017

University of Auckland


Mon to Fri

8.30am to 5pm

28 Feb to 10 March 2017

New Lynn

Waiting area alongside the New Lynn customer service centre

Mon to Fri

8.30am to 6pm

27 Feb to 7 April 2017

Services not covered for tertiary concession

There are some bus and ferry services which are not covered under the tertiary concession discount scheme including:

    • NiteRider.
    • SkyBus.
    • Rakino Ferry.
    • Waiheke Ferry services.
    • Waiheke Island bus services.

Auckland Transport and its operators reserve the right to add or remove any route or service from the discount scheme at any time without notice. If in doubt, students should check directly with the relevant operators to see if they accept the AT tertiary ID sticker on their services.

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