Bus & train fares Bus & train fares

New 7-day fare cap coming Sunday 21 July.

The daily fare cap and bus and train monthly pass will be replaced by a new $50 7-day fare cap. Read fare cap details.

Journey Planner

Use Journey Planner to plan your trip and view the adult HOP fare for each trip. If you're a child, student, senior citizen or are in a special category, check the information below to see if you qualify for a reduced fare.

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Map of fare zones 

View fare zone map for buses and trains (PDF 981KB).

When you don’t have a HOP card

You will pay full-price fares if you don't have an AT HOP card.

  • Cash is not accepted on buses bus travel must be paid for with a HOP card. AT HOP cardholders can use their HOP money to buy a full-price ticket for anyone who doesn't have a HOP card. 
  • Cash may be used to buy single tickets for train travel. Full-price tickets are available at vending machines or a customer service centre at the station. 
  • All single bus or train trips are 5 zones or less. If you do not have a HOP card, a HOP cardholder must buy a full-price ticket for each new trip you take.

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Adult fares

Zone Full fare  Fare with HOP card
City Link $1 $0.70
$4 $2.60
$6 $4.45
$8 $6
$10 $7.40
$11.50 $8.50
- $9.60
- $10.70
8 - $11.80
9 - $12.70

Children 0 to 4

Children under 5 years old travel for free when accompanied by a paying passenger. They do not need their own AT HOP card.

Children 5 to 15 

Children ages 5 to 15 can get at least 40% off adult fares with a child concession.

They can also travel for free on weekends when they tag on and off with their registered HOP card. (Offer applies to scheduled AT bus, train, and ferry services and AT Local. Excludes Waiheke and Rakino ferries.)

Setting up a child concession is easy. Just register the child's HOP card, enter their date of birth and wait about an hour to be approved.

Zone Full fare  Weekday fare with concession
City Link $0.50 $0.35
1 $2 $1.35
$3.50 $2.60
$4.50 $3.55
4 $5.50 $4.40
$6.50 $5.10
- $5.50
7 - $5.90
- $6.30
9 - $6.30

Secondary students 16 to 19 

Full-time secondary students ages 16 to 19 can get at least 40% off adult fares with a secondary concession. The concession must be loaded on the student's registered AT HOP card.

Full-price adult fares apply without a HOP card. 

Apply for a secondary concession

Zone  Full fare  Fare with concession
City Link $0.50 $0.35
$2.00 $1.35
$3.50 $2.60
$4.50 $3.55
4 zones $5.50 $4.40
5 zones $6.50 $5.10
6 zones - $5.50
7 zones - $5.90
8 zones - $6.30
9 zones - $6.30

Tertiary students

Tertiary students can get at least 20% off adult fares with a tertiary concession. The concession must be loaded on the student's registered AT HOP card.

Find out about applying for a tertiary concession.

Zone Fare with concession
City Link $0.55
$2
$3.50
$4.80
$5.90
$6.80
$7.65
$8.50
$9.30
$9.60

Accessible fares

Total Mobility and Blind Low Vision NZ cardholders can get at least 40% off adult fares with an accessible concession.

Find out about travel conditions and applying for an accessible concession.

Zone Full fare  Fare with concession
City Link $0.50 $0.35
$2 $1.35
$3.50 $2.60
$4.50 $3.35
$5.50 $4.40
$6.50 $5.10
- $5.50
- $5.90
- $6.30
- $6.60

Community Connect fares

Community Services cardholders can save 50% on most AT buses, trains and ferries with a Community Connect concession.

Eligible passengers must carry their Community Services card while travelling. You may be asked to prove your eligibility for a Community Connect fare.

Find out more about applying for the Community Connect concession

Zone Full fare  Fare with concession
City Link $1 $0.35
$4 $1.25
$6 $2.20
$8 $3
$10 $3.70
$11.50 $4.25
- $4.80
- $5.35
- $5.90
- $6.35

Senior and SuperGold fares

A SuperGold concession allows senior citizens to travel for free after 9am on weekdays and anytime on weekends and public holidays. The concession must be loaded on the senior's registered HOP card.

In case they need to prove their eligibility, seniors must also carry a valid SuperGold card or AT-approved senior ID when travelling on public transport.

For weekday travel before 9am, adult fares apply.

Find out about travel conditions and applying for a SuperGold concession.

Zone Full fare  Fare with concession
City Link $1 $0.70
1 zone $4 $2.60
2 zones $6 $4.45
3 zones $8 $6
4 zones $10 $7.40
5 zones $11.50 $8.50
6 zones - $9.60
7 zones - $10.70
8 zones - $11.80
9 zones - $12.70

Travel off-peak and save 10% 

Anyone can get this discount. Just travel with an AT HOP card during off-peak hours:

  • before 6am
  • between 9am to 3pm
  • after 6.30pm until end of service on weekdays
  • all day on weekends and public holidays.

If you travel on multiple services, each tag-on must be during one of these periods for the off-peak discount to apply. 

Bikes on trains are free

Bikes can be taken on trains free of charge, depending on space and at the discretion of onboard staff. Find out more about bikes and public transport.

Ticket conditions of carriage

View conditions of carriage from Auckland One Rail.


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