Using a AT HOP card is the easiest and convenient way to explore by buses, trains and ferries. Cash can only be used to purchase a paper ticket for train and ferry travel only.
AT HOP cards can be purchased at specific retailers below. Or you can now buy a pre-loaded AT HOP card from a vending machine for $25. This includes $20 of travel credit and can be found at:
Downtown Ferry Terminal
Devonport Ferry Terminal
The easy way to get around the city centre and Wynyard Quarter
The easy way to get around the inner city
The easy way to get around Auckland’s inner suburbs
The easy way to get to and from the Eastern Bays
Bus route heading towards St Lukes
Bus route heading towards Newmarket
Stop N Save Superette: 413 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, 1024
Buses come frequently between 7 to 15 minutes of operating hours. Timetable and route maps can be found here.
Stand on the footpath at the designated bus stop. Many stops are serviced by more than one bus route, so make sure you watch carefully for your bus. The destination sign above the bus front window shows the route number and destination. Some buses have destination information on a board placed in the window.
If the bus approaching your stop is the one you want, remain on the curb and indicate to the bus driver, by a clear wave of your arm, that you intend to board.
Your card is quick and easy to use. Just tag on at the start of your trip, and tag off at the end. Your fare will be automatically deducted from your card’s balance.
If you're travelling with someone without an AT HOP card on a train or a bus, you can also use your HOP Money to buy a paper ticket for them. Full cash fare price applies.
You can view your remaining AT HOP credit in the AT Mobile app. The app also helps you plan and track journeys across buses, trains, and ferries in Auckland. You'll also get information on bike and scooter hire, disruptions, and the best ways to get around on foot.