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Fare prices for bus and train travel using an AT HOP card.


Enjoy 50% off AT bus, train and ferry travel fares and concessions until 30 June 2022. For more details, visit Half Price Discount on Public Transport Fares.

Due to COVID-19 cash payments are not being accepted on AT buses.
Customers are advised to use AT HOP for payment and to help with contract tracing.

At the Green setting within the COVID-19 Protection Framework, paper tickets can be used again for train travel only. Purchase a ticket from a ticket machine or at one of our customer service centres. Cash fares apply.

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

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Adult fares

There are no individual bus or train trips longer than 5 zones.

Adult Cash fare AT HOP fare
City Link - $0.60
1 zone $4.00 $2.20
2 zones $6.00 $3.90
3 zones $8.00 $5.40
4 zones $10.00 $6.80
5 zones $11.50 $8.00
6 zones - $9.20
7 zones - $10.40
8 zones - $11.60
9 zones - $12.60

Cash payments

Cash payments are not available on buses. If you're travelling with someone without an AT HOP card on a train or a bus, you can also use your HOP Money to buy a paper ticket for them. Full cash fare price applies.

Travel off-peak for a 10% discount

Complete your journey by travelling with an AT HOP card before 6am, between 9am to 3pm, and after 6.30pm until end of service on weekdays, and all day on weekends and public holidays. You must tag on during one of these periods for the discount to be applied.

$20 daily cap

Travel all day on trains, buses and inner harbour ferries by tagging on and off with your AT HOP card. Never pay more than $20.

Find out how to buy an AT HOP card.

Child fares

Children under 5 travel free when accompanied by a fare paying passenger.

Children 5 to 15 years old are eligible for child fares.

Full time secondary school students 16 to 19 years old are eligible for child fares. Find out about applying for a secondary concession on your AT HOP card.

Child Cash fare AT HOP fare
City Link - $0.32
1 zone $2.00 $1.15
2 zones $3.50 $2.25
3 zones $4.50 $3.10
4 zones $5.50 $3.95
5 zones $6.50 $4.70
6 zones - $5.30
7 zones - $5.70
8 zones - $6.10
9 zones - $6.45

Free child weekend fares

Note: With free travel for children on weekends, you pay nothing for bus, train and participating ferry travel on weekends and public holidays for children aged 5 to 15 years old using a registered AT HOP card. Excludes Waiheke Island ferry services.

Cash payments

Cash payments are not available on buses. If you're travelling with someone without an AT HOP card on a train or a bus, you can also use your HOP Money to buy a paper ticket for them. Full cash fare price applies.

Travel off-peak for a 10% discount

Complete your journey by travelling with an AT HOP card before 6am, between 9am to 3pm, and after 6.30pm until end of service on weekdays, and all day on weekends and public holidays. You must tag on during one of these periods for the discount to be applied.

$20 daily cap

Travel all day on trains, buses and inner harbour ferries by tagging on and off with your AT HOP card. Never pay more than $20.

Find out how to buy an AT HOP card.

Tertiary student fares

Tertiary students pay adult cash fare, unless they have a tertiary concession applied to their registered AT HOP card. Find out about travel conditions and applying for a tertiary concession on your AT HOP card.

Tertiary AT HOP fare
City Link $0.48
1 zone $1.70
2 zones $2.97
3 zones $4.16
4 zones $5.25
5 zones $6.34
6 zones $7.30
7 zones $8.10
8 zones $8.70
9 zones $9.00

Cash payments

*Tertiary cash fares cannot be purchased.

Cash payments are not available on buses. If you're travelling with someone without an AT HOP card on a train or a bus, you can also use your HOP Money to buy a paper ticket for them. Full cash fare price applies.

Travel off-peak for a 10% discount

Complete your journey by travelling with an AT HOP card before 6am, between 9am to 3pm, and after 6.30pm until end of service on weekdays, and all day on weekends and public holidays. You must tag on during one of these periods for the discount to be applied.

$20 daily cap

Travel all day on trains, buses and inner harbour ferries by tagging on and off with your AT HOP card. Never pay more than $20.

Find out how to buy an AT HOP card.

Accessible fares

Find out about travel conditions and applying for an accessible concession on your AT HOP card.

Accessible Cash fare AT HOP fare
City Link - $0.32
1 zone $2.00 $1.15
2 zones $3.50 $2.25
3 zones $4.50 $3.10
4 zones $5.50 $3.95
5 zones $6.50 $4.70
6 zones - $5.30
7 zones - $5.70
8 zones - $6.10
9 zones - $6.45

Cash payments

Cash payments are not available on buses. If you're travelling with someone without an AT HOP card on a train or a bus, you can also use your HOP Money to buy a paper ticket for them. Full cash fare price applies.

Travel off-peak for a 10% discount

Complete your journey by travelling with an AT HOP card before 6am, between 9am to 3pm, and after 6.30pm until end of service on weekdays, and all day on weekends and public holidays. You must tag on during one of these periods for the discount to be applied.

$20 daily cap

Travel all day on trains, buses and inner harbour ferries by tagging on and off with your AT HOP card. Never pay more than $20.

Find out how to buy an AT HOP card.

Senior citizen and SuperGold card fares

Senior citizens are entitled to free travel with a valid AT HOP card with a SuperGold concession loaded. Available after 9am weekdays and anytime on weekends and public holidays. For travel prior to 9am on weekdays, the relevant adult fares apply.

Senior citizens are also required to carry a valid SuperGold card or Auckland Transport approved senior citizen ID when they travel on public transport.

Find out about travel conditions and applying for an SuperGold concessions on your AT HOP card.

Ticket conditions of carriage

View the Conditions of Carriage from Auckland One Rail. 


Bikes on trains - free

Bikes can be taken on trains free of charge, dependant on space and at the discretion of on board staff. Find out more about travelling with Bikes & public transport.


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