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

Last updated 1.30pm, 22 May 2023

We are currently working through upcoming changes to public transport fares announced in the government's 2023 budget. We will update you as soon as we know more.

The Government has extended half price fares until 30 June 2023 - you can now enjoy cheaper travel for longer, with a 50% discount off AT fares and concessions. 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. 

Promotional banner for half price fares, featuring a couple on the left side of the banner and to the right text reading "1.2 Million trips across Auckland every week. Hop on board like the Gordons. 50% off fares."

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 2022 and 30 June 2023, 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 ferry tickets (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 $0.64 $0.32 $0.34 $0.17 $0.34 $0.17 $0.51 $0.25 $0.64 $0.32
1 Zone $2.37 $1.18 $1.24 $0.62 $1.24 $0.62 $1.83 $0.91 $2.37 $1.18
2 Zones $4.20 $2.10 $2.42 $1.21 $2.42 $1.21 $3.19 $1.59 $4.20 $2.10
3 Zones $5.80 $2.90 $3.30 $1.65 $3.30 $1.65 $4.45 $2.22 $5.80 $2.90
4 Zones $7.18 $3.59 $4.10 $2.05 $4.10 $2.05 $5.50 $2.75 $7.18 $3.59
5 Zones $8.25 $4.12 $4.85 $2.42 $4.85 $2.42 $6.50 $3.25 $8.25 $4.12
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 $3.22 $6.45 $3.22 $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 $5.50 $6.50 $3.00 $6.50 $3.00

Monthly passes

AT HOP Monthly Pass Full price 50% off
Bus and train monthly pass $215 $107.50
Ferry Inner monthly pass $173 $86.50
Ferry Mid monthly pass $270 $135
Ferry Outer monthly pass $355 $177.50

Note: The 50% discount does not apply to the new Waiheke ferry monthly pass

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 2022 to 30 June 2023, 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 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 2022

If you have purchased a HOP monthly pass that will have active days remaining on it to be used between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2023, you will be refunded 50% of the total value of these days. Any days used on your pass before 1 April 2022, won’t be refunded.

If you have purchased a HOP monthly pass but haven’t activated it until 1 April 2022 to 30 June 2023, 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

The Total Mobility Scheme (TM) provides eligible customers with a 50% subsidy on cash fares below our $80 subsidy cap when travelling in AT contracted TM taxis.

From 1 April 2022 you will get a further 50%* off TM cash fares below the $80 cap. This makes an effective 75% discount off the fare. This discount will be permanent for TM customers from April 2023.

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

For TM fares more than $80, you will continue to pay 100% of the fare amount over and above the $80 cap.

  • For example, if the full fare is $120, you will be subsidised up to the $80 cap, this means with the TM subsidy and half price fares you get a $60 subsidy. You will have to pay 100% of the fare above $80, which is $40. All together the fare would be $60.

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

Current Total Mobility fare 1 April 2023 TM fare with increased subsidy
Current cash fare Subsidy Total Mobility customer pays Total Mobility
customer pays













$80 (cap)
















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Get an AT Total Mobility HOP card free. As of 1 May 2022 we are no longer charging for new or replacement AT Total Mobility HOP cards. There may be a cost from your Assessor Agency for any assessment for a new card.

*Please note that this excludes Waiheke and tourist ferry tickets (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. For Devonport ferry service, the 50% discount only applies to travel using AT HOP cards and new paper tickets, but 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. 

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