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About journey planner changes About journey planner changes

We’ve made 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. The main change is an updated design that is usable for all.

A few new features make it easier to select the route that's right for you and quickly modify options without having to restart your search from scratch.

Journey Planner Map Example July 2018

Click on the 'Travel Plan' to see full details including walking time and distance, to/from your nearest stop, estimated travel time and services. Fare information is found by clicking on 'Fares'. Choose the best journey options which suits your travel needs. 

Start and end destinations

Choose the best-fit start and end destinations from the drop down menu.  You can choose from landmarks/points of interest, addresses and bus stops and bus/train stations.  We update this quarterly, from database updates and user feedback on missing/wrong location data.

Advanced options

By default, the journey planner is set to display all available results for all public transport modes (bus, train, ferry) based on fastest and most direct routes. It also defaults to 'Leaving Now' as your departure time. 

Preferred departure time and date

Select your preferred departure or arrival time using the drop down options (click 'Leaving Now' to open all available time options) and enter the time and date you want to travel. You can choose travel up to 6 weeks in advance. 

Journey Planner Preferred Departure Screen

Journey Planner Preferred Departure - Arrive Before Screen

Filter Transport Modes

Journey Planner Filter Transport Options

Click on 'Options' to change filters to suit your travel needs. For example: what transport mode you want displayed in your results, or maximum walking times to and from destination or between transfers, and even maximum number of transfers you are comfortable with. 


Maximum walk times

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 walk 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'.

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 'Filter By Route' function


Did you know

  • You can search for a location by dropping a pin on the map.
  • You can share your Journey by copying the URL.
    Journey Planner is optimised for using on a computer, it works on a mobile phone, but we recommend you use the AT Mobile app if your preferred device is a mobile phone.

Download the AT Mobile app for the iPhone on the App Store Download the AT Mobile app for Android on the Google Play store

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

  • Your four digit bus stop number
  • A physical address, including street number, flat or unit number
  • Landmark or Point of Interest
  • Use recent searches from the drop down list

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