Free child weekend fares Free child weekend fares

Fares and concessions for people under 25 years old changed on 1 May 2024.

You may still qualify for a discount. Find about more about fare changes.

Children ages 5 to 15 can travel for free on weekends and public holidays when they tag on and off with their registered AT HOP card.

Offer applies to scheduled AT bus, train, and ferry services and AT Local but excludes Waiheke and Rakino ferries. The free child weekend fare is not available on single-trip tickets.

Free child weekend fares - 5 to 15 year olds with a registered AT HOP card

4 steps to start using your free child weekend fares

  1. Buy an AT HOP card.
  2. Create MyAT account.
  3. Register their AT HOP card with their date of birth (this can take up to 72 hours to activate).
  4. Start your adventure!

Step 1: Buy an AT HOP card for your child

If you don't have an AT HOP card, find out how to buy a HOP card. You'll need the card number to register the card.

Step 2: Create MyAT account

Parents and caregivers can manage the card for the child or person under their care with a linked account or let them manage it themselves.

Step 3: Register HOP card to get child concession

Log in to MyAT and register the AT HOP card. If the child child's date of birth shows the child is under 16, a child concession will be automatically applied.

How long before the concession is active

Your child concession is usually available within 24 hours but may take up to 72 hours. You must tag on to AT public transport for your concession to show up in your online account. The concession will expire if you do not tag on within 60 days. If that happens, contact us and we can reload it for you.

Remember, you will be charged adult fares until the concession is applied to your child's AT HOP card.

Register your card

Step 4: Start your adventure!

Use Journey Planner or AT Mobile app to plan your adventure.

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