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Half Price Discount on Public Transport Fares Half Price Discount on Public Transport Fares

Last updated 3:30pm 14 April 2022

Enjoy cheaper travel with an epic 50% discount off AT fares and concessions from 1 April to 30 June 2022. Get out and about Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland on bus, train and ferry* and only pay half price. There’s never been a better time to hop onboard. 


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Discounted travel services

AT is delighted to support the Government’s decision to temporarily halve public transport fares, so you can save on travel around Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland. 

Between 1 April and 30 June 2022, a 50% discount will apply to AT bus, train and ferry fares* as well as the following products:  

*50% offer applies to AT timetabled bus, train and ferry services, excludes Waiheke and tourist ferries (Rakino, Rangitoto etc). Payment is by AT HOP card or cash tickets bought at AT HOP ticket terminals. $5 AT HOP card purchase is for a limited time and does not apply to the purchase of pre-loaded cards. AT HOP terms apply.


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Half price fares

HOP card fares

These fares only apply before 9am on weekdays, and all other times are free.

Zone Adult Adult 50% off Child 50% off Accessible 50% off Tertiary 50% off SuperGold 50% off
Citylink $0.60 $0.30 $0.32 $0.16 $0.32 $0.16 $0.48 $0.24 $0.60 $0.30
1 Zone $2.20 $1.10 $1.15 $0.58 $1.15 $0.58 $1.70 $0.85 $2.20 $1.10
2 Zones $3.90 $1.95 $2.25 $1.13 $2.25 $1.13 $2.97 $1.49 $3.90 $1.95
3 Zones $5.40 $2.70 $3.10 $1.55 $3.10 $1.55 $4.16 $2.08 $5.40 $2.70
4 Zones $6.80 $3.40 $3.95 $1.98 $3.95 $1.98 $5.25 $2.63 $6.80 $3.40
5 Zones $8.00 $4.00 $4.70 $2.35 $4.70 $2.35 $6.34 $3.17 $8.00 $4.00
6 Zones $9.20 $4.60 $5.30 $2.65 $5.30 $2.65 $7.30 $3.65 $9.20 $4.60
7 Zones $10.40 $5.20 $5.70 $2.85 $5.70 $2.85 $8.10 $4.05 $10.40 $5.20
8 Zones $11.60 $5.80 $6.10 $3.05 $6.10 $3.05 $8.70 $4.35 $11.60 $5.80
9 Zones $12.60 $6.30 $6.45 $3.23 $6.45 $3.23 $9.00 $4.50 $12.60 $6.30

Cash fares

No cash fare for this concession fare type.

Zone Adult Adult 50% off Child 50% off Accessible 50% off SuperGold 50% off
1 Zone $4.00 $2.00 $2.00 $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
2 Zones $6.00 $3.00 $3.50 $1.75 $3.50 $1.75
3 Zones $8.00 $4.00 $4.50 $2.25 $4.50 $2.25
4 Zones $10.00 $5.00 $5.50 $2.75 $5.50 $2.75
5 Zones $11.50 $5.75 $6.50 $3.25 $6.50 $3.25

Monthly passes

AT HOP Monthly Pass Full price 50% off
Bus and train monthly pass $215 $107.50
Ferry Inner monthly pass $165 $82.50
Ferry Mid monthly pass $265 $132.50
Ferry Outer monthly pass $345 $172.50

Get a further 10% discount for off-peak travel

The 50% discount applies to bus, train and ferry* fares at all times, but you can also get a further 10% discount when completing your journey at off-peak times using an AT HOP card. For example, if your AT HOP card full fare usually costs $2.20, with the 50% discount and the 10% off-peak discount you will only pay $0.99 for your off-peak journey.

The 50% discount and the 10% off-peak discount also apply on top of AT concessions.

Off-peak times

  • Weekdays: before 6am, between 9am to 3pm, after 6.30pm until end of service
  • Weekends and public holidays: all day

Cheaper AT HOP cards

A HOP card makes public transport easy by simply tagging on and off buses, trains and ferries using one card to pay for your entire journey.   

From 1 April to 30 June 2022, the purchase price of a new HOP card will be reduced, excluding the purchase of pre-loaded HOP cards.  

A pre-loaded HOP card is a card you can purchase that has credit, also referred to as HOP Money, already loaded on it, to use across AT travel services. For example a $20 pre-loaded card comprises of a $10 card fee and $10 HOP Money. As a pre-loaded HOP card is pre-configured, we cannot apply the discount to it.

The HOP Money on a HOP card will not be discounted, instead you’ll receive the 50% discount on your fare when you tag on and off your bus, train or ferry journey. This means you’ll be spending less on each trip and your HOP Money will last you longer.    
 
HOP cards sold online via AT’s website usually cost $15, comprising of a $10 card fee and $5 HOP Money. During the 3-month offer the 50% discount will apply to the card fee. This means the overall price will be reduced to $10, comprising of a $5 card fee and $5 HOP Money. 

AT HOP cards sold at HOP retailers or customer service centres usually cost $10, this will halve to $5. A minimum top up of $1 is also required in order to activate the card when you tag on. Search the map to find a retailer close to you, please note, that retailers who only sell pre-loaded cards, are excluded.

Existing conditions still apply:

Learn more about AT HOP cards and how it works or Top up your HOP card 

AT HOP monthly passes half price

AT HOP monthly passes are an even better deal with 50% off.   

Monthly passes are loaded onto AT HOP cards and provide unlimited travel on the services listed for each pass, for one calendar month from the first day of use.  

A maximum of two monthly passes of the same type can be loaded on your HOP card, but only one can be loaded at a time. Once this first monthly pass has been activated, a second monthly pass can be loaded on to the card.  

HOP monthly passes can be purchased online or from an AT HOP retailer, top-up machine or AT customer service centre. 

Please note, the monthly pass price does not include the (non-refundable) $5 one-off purchase price of an AT HOP card. 

Refunds on AT HOP monthly passes purchased before 1 April

If you have purchased a HOP monthly pass that will have active days remaining on it to be used between 1 April and 30 June, you will be refunded 50% of the total value of these days. Any days used on your pass before 1 April, won’t be refunded.

If you have purchased a HOP monthly pass but haven’t activated it until 1 April to 30 June, then you will be refunded 50% of the total cost of the pass.

The refund will be applied as credit to your HOP card and can be used towards purchasing your next monthly pass.

$20 daily fare cap halved

The AT HOP daily fare cap usually $20, will be halved to $10. Travel all day on trains, buses and ferries by tagging on and off with your AT HOP card and never pay more than $10.


Get a further 50% off AT Concessions 

If you already have a concession on your AT HOP card, you’ll save even more with 50%* off the fare you would normally pay, excluding Total Mobility fares above $80. 

Concessions include:

How the 50% discount applies to the Total Mobility Scheme

From 1 April to 30 June 2022 you can get 50%* off any Total Mobility fare when the full fare is below $80.

  • For example, if the full cash fare usually costs $20 and your Total Mobility fare is $10, you will only pay $5.

You will continue to pay 100% of the fare amount over and above the maximum amount of $80.

  • For example, if the cash fare is $120, you will be subsidised up to the cap of $80 and have to pay the extra $40 yourself.

The following table shows what you will pay for Total Mobility services.

Current Total Mobility fare 1 April to 30 June Total Mobility fare with increased subsidy
Current cash fare Subsidy Total Mobility customer pays Total Mobility
customer pays

$140

$40

$100

$80

$120

$40

$80

$60

$100

$40

$60

$40

$80 (cap)

$40

$40

$20

$20

$10

$10

$5

If you're having difficulty reading this table, please see Transcriber’s notes. 

If you need a new or replacement AT Total Mobility HOP card, you can also use the 50% discount and only pay $5 for a new card. There may be an additional cost from your Assessor Agency for any assessment for a new card.

*Please note that this excludes Waiheke and tourist ferries (Rakino, Rangitoto etc), non-total mobility taxi services and the purchase of pre-loaded AT HOP cards.

If you have any questions, please call 09 366 6400 or email TotalMobility@at.govt.nz


50% off paper tickets

The 50% discount applies to the purchase of cash fare paper tickets, excluding Devonport ferry service. For Devonport ferry service, the 50% discount only applies to travel using AT HOP cards and does not include Fuller’s single or multiple trip paper tickets.

Paper tickets are available for contracted ferry and rail services, which you can buy from customer service centres, ticketing machines and also on-board some ferry vessels using EFTPOS only. 

Paper tickets can only be purchased on buses using your HOP card. Cash payments are not accepted on buses.

For more information on where paper tickets can be purchased, please visit Ticket information or how to pay for public transport. 


Existing travel conditions still apply to our services 

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