Auckland is a harbour city and ferries have been a part of its fabric for over 150 years. From the ever-popular Devonport and Waiheke Island ferries, to the more recent addition of Hobsonville Point ferries play a key role in connection communities.
Ferries offer a direct and less stressful way to travel for thousands of commuters each day. They also provide a harbour experience for locals and visitors alike to get out and explore Auckland - providing an opportunity to admire views of the city, and an up-close view of the Harbour Bridge and coastline.
So, whether you are looking for a quicker and less stressful way to travel to the city, want to sit back and enjoy the beauty of the harbour, or are heading out to explore Auckland’s seaside spots around Auckland, ferries are for you.
Ferry services are also part of AT Metro’s integrated fare system. This means you can transfer between AT bus, train and ferry and pay just one fare for your entire journey with your AT HOP card.
Buy before your board
Just like travelling by train, you will need to buy a ticket before you board AT ferry services, or tag on with your AT HOP card.
This will provide you with a consistent experience across all services and minimise the need for cash transactions.
Ticket machines are located at ferry terminals across the network, except Northcote Point. Passengers on this service will need to purchase a ticket when they depart or arrive at the Downtown Ferry Terminal.
Half price fares
Enjoy 50% off AT bus, train and ferry travel fares and concessions until 30 June 2023. Excludes Waiheke and Rakino Island ferry services. For more details, visit Half Price Discount on Public Transport Fares.
Free child weekend fares
Free child weekend fares are also available on the following weekend ferry services: Bayswater, Beach Haven, Birkenhead, Devonport, Half Moon Bay and Hobsonville Point. Standard child fares apply to Waiheke services.
Map & timetables
Check out our route map showing all 13 routes operated by Auckland Transport, plus printable copies of the timetables.
AT HOP can be used on all AT ferry services except to Rakino. Cash tickets can be purchased from the Downtown ferry terminal and onboard most vessels. More details here.
Fares & discounts
Check out cash and AT HOP fares for each ferry route, and how to apply for concessions.
Find out a bit more about how we operate, the facilities on board and at the terminals, and travel tips.
Many ferry services have convenient connecting bus services to and from the ferry terminal.
See ferry operator contact details for lost property, alert services, and tourist ferry services to Hauraki islands.