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Go on an adventure

Go on an Adventure

FREE child weekend fares

Free child weekend faresWith a registered AT HOP card, children aged 5-15 years inclusive travel free of charge on buses, trains and ferries* on weekends and on public holidays. Children under five travel free any time when accompanied by a fare paying passenger.

*Skybus services and Waiheke ferries excluded. View complete list of weekend ferry services.

Grab your kids an AT HOP card today and register each card with their date of birth. With a child concession loaded you’re good to go! Just tag on and off buses, trains and ferries as you would normally but there won’t be any charge.

Setting up a child discount concession is easy, simply:

  1. buy an AT HOP card for each of your children 5-15 years of age inclusive
  2. create a MyAT account
  3. register your child’s AT HOP card
  4. start your adventure.

Please note: A child concession will be applied automatically when you register your child’s AT HOP card with the correct date of birth. It may take 24-72 hours after registration for the concession to be applied, so make sure you register the card/s at least two days before you intend to travel.

GO on an adventure

GO your own way

Use the AT Metro journey planner or AT Mobile app to plan your journey.


Take a weekend adventure on buses, trains and ferries using FREE child weekend fares. Here are some ideas:

Child swimming

Take a trip to a swimming pool or water park:

For information on how to get to your local pool, check out our Journey Planner.

Kids at the beach

Take a trip to one of Auckland’s wonderful beaches:

  • Buckland’s Beach.
  • Eastern Beach.
  • Mission Bay.
  • Takapuna Beach.

For information on how to get to these and other beaches, check out our Journey Planner.

kids playing in the park

Go on an adventure to one of our city parks:

For information on how to get to other beaches, parks or playgrounds, check out our Journey Planner.

To find out about how to get to special events and cultural festivals around Auckland visit AT.govt.nz/events.

Terms of use of the AT HOP cards are available here.