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Link bus services are the easiest way to get around Auckland. Just look for the red, green, blue* 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

The 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 Karangahape Road and then back down Queen Street. All the CityLink buses are bright red and are easy to spot.

Timetables

Monday to Friday

Every 7 to 8 minutes*
6.00am to midnight 

Citylink Map JPG

Weekends and Public Holidays
Every 10 minutes*
6.20am to midnight

*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.

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 Street and Karangahape Road

More about the CityLink bus

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

View the route map for the CityLink bus (529KB PDF)

InnerLink bus to get around the inner city

The 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 Karangahape Rd, Ponsonby Road, past Victoria Park and then back to Britomart via SkyCity. The buses are bright green.

Timetable

Monday to Friday:
Every 10 to 15 minutes from 6.10am to midnightInnerlink Map

Weekends and Public Holidays: Every 15 minutes from 6.20am to midnight*

*Actual frequency may vary.

Cost

Normal bus fares apply.

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

View the route map for the InnerLink bus (529KB PDF)

OuterLink bus to get around the inner suburbs

The OuterLink is the easiest way to get around the inner suburbs of Auckland city. It operates from Wellesley Street, 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 Street. The buses are bright amber.

Timetable

Monday to Friday: Every 12 to 15 minutes from 6.00am to midnight*
Weekends and Public Holidays: Every 15 minutes from 6.00am to midnight* Outerlink Map

*Actual frequency may vary.

Cost

Normal bus fares apply.

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

View the route map for the OuterLink bus (529KB PDF)

 TāmakiLink bus to travel Tāmaki Drive

The TāmakiLink is the easiest way to get to and from the Eastern Bays. It operates along Tāmaki Drive from Britomart, to Spark Arena, Okahu Bay, Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's, Mission Bay, Kohimarama Beach, St Heliers Bay, and Glen Innes. The buses are bright blue.

Timetable

To Britomart:
Monday to Saturday:
 Every 15 minutes from 5.30am to 11.15pm*
Sunday and Public Holidays: Every 15 minutes from 6.00am to 11.15pm*  TamakiLink Map

From Britomart:
Monday to Saturday:
 Every 15 minutes from 5.30am to 11.15pm*
Sunday and Public Holidays: Every 15 minutes from 6.40am to 11.15pm*
(Friday and Saturday: 1.00am, 2.00am, 3.00am)

*Actual frequency may vary.

Cost

Normal bus fares apply.

More about the TāmakiLink bus

  • Convenient way to get from Britomart to and from Glen Innes.
  • Frequent services mean minimal waiting times
  • Air conditioned with designer comfort seats
  • Wheelchair and pushchair friendly buses

View the route map for the TāmakiLink bus (529KB PDF)

Route map

View route map of the CityLink, InnerLink, OuterLink and TāmakiLink (PDF 530KB).

Buses operate in both directions unless indicated with arrows.

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