Following is a list of ticket agents and information about where
to purchase tickets.
Generally, all forms of public transport in the Auckland region
require a fare to be paid at the time of boarding.
When boarding the bus, have your fare ready to give to the
driver. You can pay by cash (exact change is preferred) and most
bus companies also have smart cards, which are either inserted into
the driver's ticket machine or placed on a reader on top of the
Most bus cash fares are charged on the distance you wish to
travel. Distance based stage points are used to calculate the fare
charged. Stage points are set at specific points along a bus route,
approximately every four kilometres, often at a point of interest
such as a local shopping centre.
If your journey travels across a stage point then the fare
increases. For instance if you were to make a journey from Manukau
City to central Auckland City, you pass through stage points at
Hunters Corner, Otahuhu, the Harp of Erin and Newmarket. Therefore
you travel 5 stages.
You can save money by purchasing various passes and 10 ride
tickets from ticket agents as well as on the bus.
Some transport operators require you to buy an electronic card
to load rides, although Birkenhead Transport has cardboard
See bus fare and
Tickets can be purchased from ticket and top up machines at the
station or from Britomart, Newmarket, New Lynn or Papakura ticket
offices. Buy your ticket before you board.
Cash fares are charged on the distance you wish to travel.
Distance based stage points are used to calculate the fare charged.
Stage points are set at specific points along the railway line. If
your journey travels across a stage point then the fare increases.
For instance if you were to make a journey from New Lynn Station to
Mt Eden Station you would pass through stage points at Mt Albert
and Kingsland. Therefore you'd travel a total of three stages.
Adult monthly train passes are loaded on to the AT HOP card. Auckland is divided
into zones offering the choice of an all zone pass or less
expensive zone specific passes. Monthly passes offer unlimited
train travel in the zone they are purchased for . If you are using
an adult monthly pass you can travel for free on Waka Pacific/North
Star/GO WEST/Metrolink bus services to and from Britomart Station
from within the $1 CBD stage area. Simply request your Monthly CIty
Centre Fare Zone Bus Pass when topping up your AT HOP card.
See train fare
and pass information.
All ferries accept cash payment for fares. Eftpos and credit
card facilities are also available. Fares are based on a point to
point trip, for instance Half Moon Bay to downtown. You can save
money by purchasing monthly passes or 10 ride tickets, depending on
the ferry operator. These can be purchased from ticket agents and
in some cases on the ferry itself.
For Fullers ferry services, please purchase your tickets for
travel at a Fullers ticket office or onboard the ferry. Please note
that for Waiheke, Rangitoto and the Harbour Cruise ferry services,
you will need to purchase tickets prior to boarding.
Tickets and passes for the Pine Harbour Ferry can be purchased
on board or prior to boarding.
Tickets for the Gulf Harbour Ferry can be purchased on the ferry
or from the Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 ticket office.
West Harbour Ferry tickets and passes are only available from on
board the ferry.
See ferry fare
and pass information.