Ferry services Ferry services

From 12 June 2023, you can no longer buy a ticket onboard the ferry.

You must buy a paper ticket from ticket machines located at ferry terminals before you board, or you can tag on with your AT HOP card. Learn more on the Ticket information page.

FERRY-Serenity---Rak-3-editAuckland 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

From 12 June 2023, you will need to buy a ticket before you board AT ferry services from ticket machines 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, and most machines accept cash, credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or Eftpos.

There is currently no ticket machine at Te Onewa Northcote Point. If you are travelling to and from Te Onewa Northcote Point, you will need to purchase a paper ticket when you depart or arrive at the Downtown Ferry Terminal.

Find out how to buy a single-trip paper ticket from a machine

Half price fares

You can still enjoy 50% off AT travel fares and concessions until 30 June 2023. Excludes Waiheke and Rakino ferry tickets. For more details, visit Half Price Discount on Public Transport Fares.

Waiheke ferry monthly pass 

You can now buy an AT HOP monthly pass for the Fullers360 Waiheke ferry service and gain huge cost and travel benefits. Learn more on the AT HOP monthly pass page

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.


Ticket information

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.


Using ferries

Find out a bit more about how we operate, the facilities on board and at the terminals, and travel tips.


Bus connections

Many ferry services have convenient connecting bus services to and from the ferry terminal.


Ferry operators

See ferry operator contact details for lost property, alert services, and tourist ferry services to Hauraki islands.