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Auckland Transport

Link bus service

Link bus services are the easiest way to get around Auckland. Just look for the red, green or yellow buses.

There is no need for a timetable as each service operates on such a frequent basis. Simply head to the appropriate bus stop and wait for the right coloured bus.

CityLink bus to get around the city centre

CitylinkThe CityLink is the easiest way to get around Auckland's city centre. It operates from the newly developed Wynyard Quarter, along Queen St, up to K-Rd and then back down Queen Street. All the CityLink buses are bright red and are easy to spot.

Timetable

Monday to Saturday
Every 7 to 8 minutes*
 6.25am to 11.25pm

Sunday and Public Holidays
Every 10 minutes*
7am to 11.20pm

*Actual frequency may vary.

Cost

$1.00 maximum adult and tertiary cash fare and 50c maximum child cash fare.

  • Discounts apply when using your AT HOP card (adult, child and tertiary)

CityLink is FREE when transferring to or from another bus or train when using AT HOP. Terms and conditions apply. Does not include SkyBus services.

Map City

Route

  • Operates through the centre of the city and the developing Wynyard Quarter
  • Links with waterfront tram, trains, ferries, Northern Express and other buses

Connecting Wynyard Quarter, Queen St and Karangahape Rd

More about the CityLink bus

  • Frequent services mean minimal waiting times
  • Air conditioned with designer comfort seats
  • Wheelchair and pushchair friendly buses

InnerLink bus to get around the inner city

InnerlinkThe InnerLink is the easiest way to get around Auckland's inner city. It operates from the Britomart train station, out to Parnell, through Newmarket, along K-Rd, Ponsonby Rd, past Victoria Park and then back to Britomart via SkyCity. The buses are bright green.

Timetable

Mon to Fri:
Every 10 mins from 6.30am to 8.00pm *
Every 15 mins from 8.00pm to 11.00pm *

Saturdays: Every 15 minutes from 6.30am to 11.00pm *
Sundays & public holidays: Every 15 minutes from 7.00am to 11.00pm *

*Actual frequency may vary.

Cost

Normal bus fares apply.

Route

Map Inner

More about the InnerLink bus

  • Links with trains, ferries, Northern Express and other buses
  • Cost effective way to get between the inner city and nearest suburbs
  • Frequent services mean minimal waiting times
  • Air conditioned with designer comfort seats
  • Wheelchair and pushchair friendly buses

OuterLink bus to get around the inner suburbs

OuterlinkThe OuterLink is the easiest way to get around the inner suburbs of Auckland city. It operates from Wellesley St, past the Universities, through Parnell, Newmarket, Epsom, Balmoral, Mt Eden, St Lukes, Mt Albert, out to the Meola Rd entrance to MOTAT, through Westmere, Herne Bay and then back to Wellesley St. See route map for location of fare stages. The buses are bright amber.

Timetable

Mon to Sat: Every 15 minutes from 6:30am to 11:00pm*
Sundays & public holidays: Every 15 minutes from 7:00am to 11:00pm*

*Actual frequency may vary.

Cost

Normal bus fares apply.

Route

Map Outer

More about the OuterLink bus

  • Convenient way to get around Central Auckland and inner suburbs
  • Frequent services mean minimal waiting times
  • Air conditioned with designer comfort seats
  • Wheelchair and pushchair friendly buses

Route map

View route map of the CityLink, InnerLink and OuterLink (PDF 497KB)

Buses operate in both directions unless indicated with arrows.

Link services are brought to you by Auckland Transport and NZ Bus.