Public Transport fare changes February 2024 Public Transport fare changes February 2024

Last updated 9am Tuesday 16 January 2024.

From 4 February, bus, train and ferry fares are increasing by an average of 6.2%.

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Fare changes starting 4 February 2024

The costs of running buses, trains, and ferries have increased significantly in the last year. Starting 4 February 2024, we'll need to increase fares by a weighted average of 6.2% to help cover these additional expenses.

Standard adult fares will increase between 6 and 40 cents per journey on buses, trains and ferries. Fares for longer journeys are increasing by a smaller percentage, while shorter trips are still some of the most affordable in the world when compared with many other international cities.

We review public transport fares every year and this is the second time fares have increased since 2021. We're always working to make public transport more affordable for everyone. Later this year, an independent review of our fare structure will explore options such as a weekly fare cap.


Bus and train AT HOP fare changes

HOP card fares

 

Zone Adult current fares Adult proposed fare Child 5 to 12 current fares Child 5 to 12 proposed fares Child 13 to 15 current fares Child 13 to 15 proposed fares Youth 16 to 24 current fares Youth 16 to 24 proposed fares Secondary 16 to 19 current fares Secondary 16 to 19 proposed fares Accessible current fares Accessible proposed fares Tertiary current fares Tertiary proposed fares Community Connect current fares Community Connect proposed SuperGold current fares (before 9am weekdays) SuperGold proposed fares (before 9am weekdays)
Citylink $0.64 $0.70 Free Free $0.17 $0.20 $0.32 $0.35 $0.17 $0.20 $0.34 $0.35 $0.51 $0.55 $0.32 $0.35 $0.64 $0.70
1 $2.37 $2.60 Free Free $0.62 $0.70 $1.18 $1.25 $0.62 $0.70 $1.24 $1.35 $1.83 $2.00 $1.18 $1.25 $2.37 $2.60
2 $4.20 $4.45 Free Free $1.21 $1.30 $2.10 $2.20 $1.21 $1.30 $2.42 $2.60 $3.19 $3.50 $2.10 $2.20 $4.20 $4.45
3 $5.80 $6.00 Free Free $1.65 $1.75 $2.90 $3.00 $1.65 $1.75 $3.30 $3.55 $4.45 $4.80 $2.90 $3.00 $5.80 $6.00
4 $7.18 $7.40 Free Free $2.05 $2.15 $3.59 $3.70 $2.05 $2.15 $4.10 $4.40 $5.50 $5.90 $3.59 $3.70 $7.18 $7.40
5 $8.25 $8.50 Free Free $2.42 $2.55 $4.12 $4.25 $2.42 $2.55 $4.85 $5.10 $6.50 $6.80 $4.12 $4.25 $8.25 $8.50
6 $9.20 $9.60 Free Free $2.65 $2.80 $4.60 $4.80 $2.65 $2.80 $5.30 $5.50 $7.30 $7.65 $4.60 $4.80 $9.20 $9.60
7 $10.40 $10.70 Free Free $2.85 $3.00 $5.20 $5.35 $2.85 $3.00 $5.70 $5.90 $8.10 $8.50 $5.20 $5.35 $10.40 $10.70
8 $11.60 $11.80 Free Free $3.05 $3.20 $5.80 $5.90 $3.05 $3.20 $6.10 $6.30 $8.70 $9.30 $5.80 $5.90 $11.60 $11.80
9 $12.60 $12.70 Free Free $3.22 $3.35 $6.30 $6.35 $3.22 $3.35 $6.45 $6.60 $9.00 $9.60 $6.30 $6.35 $12.60 $12.70

Ferry services AT HOP fare changes

 

 

Inner harbour (Bayswater, Birkenhead, Northcote Pt, Devonport/Stanley Bay)

 

Inner harbour Current fare Proposed fare
Adult $5.80 $6.00
Child (5 to 12 years) Free Free
Child (13 to 15 years) $1.65 $1.75
Secondary student (16 to 19 years) $1.65 $1.75
Youth (16 to 24 years) $2.90 $3.00
Tertiary $4.45 $4.80
Community Connect $2.90 $3.00
Accessible $3.30 $3.35

Mid harbour (Half Moon Bay, West Harbour, Hobsonville, Beach Haven)

 

Mid harbour  Current Fare Proposed Fare
Adult $8.25 $8.50
Child (5 to 12 years) Free Free
Child (13 to 15 years) $2.42 $2.55
Secondary student (16 to 19 years) $2.42 $2.55
Youth (16 to 24 years) $4.12 $4.25
Tertiary $6.50 $6.80
Community Connect $4.12 $4.25
Accessible $4.85 $5.10

Outer harbour (Gulf Harbour, Pine Harbour)

 

Outer harbour Current fare Propsed fare
Adult $11.60 $11.80
Child (5 to 12 years) Free Free
Child (13 to 15 years) $3.05 $3.20
Secondary student (16 to 19 years) $3.05 $3.20
Youth (16 to 24 years) $5.80 $5.90
Tertiary $8.70 $9.30
Community Connect $5.80 $5.90
Accessible $6.10 $6.30

Bus, train and ferry monthly passes

Monthly pass Current fare Proposed fare
Bus and train $215 $230
Inner harbour $173 $180
Mid harbour $270 $285
Outer harbour $355 $370
Waiheke $355 $370

AT’s fare review process

We are required to do an annual review of all public transport fares, as set out in the Regional Public Transport Plan.

The review takes into account:

  • increases in operating costs, such as fuel and labour
  • the cost of living
  • the investment needed to provide additional services, improvements and upgrades, such as bus stops and terminals.
  • national targets that we contribute towards.

Annual reviews

We normally implement fare changes in February each year. However, the last fare change was made in April 2023 as we deferred price increases by a few months due to the impact of extreme weather events. In 2022, there was no price increase at all due to COVID-19.


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