Fare concessions for youth 16 to 24 years old Fare concessions for youth 16 to 24 years old

Young people aged 16 to 24 years can travel on public transport at discounted fares with a registered AT HOP card. If you are a tertiary student, you can get cheaper fares with the Youth concession.  

How to apply

Steps to get the Youth (16 to 24 years) concession on your registered AT HOP card. You must be between 16 and 24 years of age (inclusive) to be eligible for the concession. 

Step 1: Buy and register AT HOP card

You must buy an AT HOP card and register it before you can apply for a Youth concession.

You need to know

When you register your card with your correct date of birth (between 16 and 24 years old inclusive), the concession will be automatically applied to the card.

Step 2: Allow 1 hour

Once you have registered the card, the youth concession will be available to use in 1 hour.

You need to know

Adult fares will be charged until your registration status has been processed.

Step 3: Tag on to activate

You will need to tag on to an AT HOP card reader or electronic gate at a train station within 60 days for your concession to be activated on your AT HOP card.

If you forget to tag on within 60 days, your registration status will expire, and you'll be charged adult fares. You can contact us, and we can reactivate it for you.

If you don't have an AT HOP card, find out how to buy one.

Youth concession

Discounted fares are only available on a registered AT HOP card. These discounts apply to AT timetabled bus, train and ferry services, and AT Local (excludes Waiheke and Rakino ferries).They also apply to students travelling on school buses. 

Adult cash fares apply on paper tickets. 

See fare details on Fares & discounts

Youth concession expiry

The Youth (16 to 24 years) concession on the AT HOP card will expire once you turn 25 years old.

Secondary students aged 16 to 19 years old

If you are a secondary student between 16 and 19 years old, you can apply for a secondary student concession and get even cheaper fares than a Youth concession.

Age verification

You may be asked by a Transport Officer or another Auckland Transport Representative to prove you are eligible to receive the concession if you don’t look the appropriate age for that concession.

Valid forms of age identification need to include a date of birth, for example,

  • Secondary or Tertiary Student ID card
  • Driver’s licence
  • Passport
  • Kiwi Access Card (previously the 18+ card).

In future, AT may consider additional measures for customers' age verification before applying a Child or Youth concession.

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Terms of use of the AT HOP cards are available here.