Auckland Transport

Bikes & public transport

Auckland Transport has options for those cyclists that use their bikes to get places; the majority of public transport stations, terminals and interchanges have some form of bike parking, including bike racks, parks, enclosures or lockers, to link with public transport.

Taking your bike on public transport

Taking your bike on the ferry

Bicycles can be carried on most ferry services for free. The West Harbour Ferry, Harbour Cruise, Rangitoto Island and Tiritiri Matangi Island ferries are the exceptions.

Just wheel your bike onto the ferry. Some boats have racks, others have hooks, and with others you can lean your bike against a rail, or stand out the back with your bike. If unsure, observe other cyclists or ask one of the ferry staff.

Taking your bike on the train

Bikes can be taken on trains free of charge provided there is enough space and at the discretion of on board staff.

Note: Avoid travelling with bicycles at peak times. Folding bicycles may be taken on board anytime if folded and stored under a seat.

When taking bikes onto the train, board the middle carriage of each 3 car train (second and fifth carriage of 6 car trains).

To assist passengers with bikes, AT Metro are currently rolling out train station platform markings to help you board the central carriages with automatic ramps. These markings are planned to be completed at all train stations on the Auckland rail network at the end of 2017.

Pram & Bike train station platform marking

Train stations which currently have platform markings are:

  • Avondale
  • Fruitvale Rd
  • New Lynn
  • Sylvia Park
  • Takanini
  • Te Mahia
  • Orakei
  • Glen Innes
  • Otahuhu
  • Te Papapa
  • Onehunga
  • Manukau
  • Puhinui
  • Ellerslie
  • Greenlane
  • Papakura (platforms 1, 2 & 4)
  • Swanson

Taking your bike on the bus

At present, the only buses equipped with bike racks are the buses on Waiheke Island.

Bicycles cannot be taken on other Auckland bus services unless it’s a folding bike.