Auckland Transport

About journey planner changes

We’re making improvements to the Journey planner.

The journey planner is designed to help you find public transport services to and from your destination. Many users expressed a desire for more flexibility and ways to refine the results they receive to suit their particular needs. Others simply wanted more information to make a decision.

We’ve attempted to incorporate this feedback without making it harder for those who just want to enter a few pieces of information and be on their way.

A few new features make it easier to select the route that's right for you. Curious to see the route the bus takes to your final destination? On desktop, mouse over the journey options on the left to compare routes. 

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Wondering where the bus goes after your stop, or the next train station enroute? You can now see the full route of your selected service indicated by the blue line, There is also a suggested walking route to your final destination.

Route Continuation

Advanced options

By default the journey planner is set to display all available results for all transport modes (bus, train, ferry). Click the advanced button to change what transport mode you want displayed in your results. In addition to being able to select your transport mode, the ‘Advanced’ menu now has more option to choose from:

advanced button

Maximum walk times advanced box

Would you like to see a bus service that leaves closer to your location rather than the frequent, faster services from the bus station? Use the drop down to shorten the ‘Max Walking Time’ to 5 minutes. This lets the journey planner know that you don’t really mind if this bus takes a little longer as long as you don’t have to walk very far to get it.

Geek Fact: The walking time calculation is based on a walk speed of 4km per hour.

Maximum number of transfers

Don't mind changing to a train at an interchange to get to your destination faster? Or would you prefer to see if a direct service is available?
Select your preference with the 'Max Transfers' drop down menu,

Search by route

Know that there are a number of different buses that service your stop, but only interested in a particular one? Try the 'Search By Route' function

Filter by Operator

Left your umbrella in a bus from Great North Road to the city? Know what bus company it was but can't remember the bus number? Learn which one it might be by using the 'Service Operator' options.


Did you know

  • You can search for a location by dropping a pin on the map.
  • You can save your journey if you are logged in to your MyAT account.
  • You can share your Journey by copying the URL.

Click the map to drop a marker or enter either of the following:

  1. Your four digit bus stop number
  2. A physical address, including street number, flat or unit number
  3. Landmark
  4. Select the closest option from the drop down list

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