Transport in Auckland
Auckland has numerous transport options. Investigate the cost and convenience of each option to find the most effective transport for your needs.
Buses are cheap, frequent and convenient. There are bus routes from almost every suburb to the central city. Bus lanes mean that catching a bus is often a quicker option than driving, especially during peak traffic hours.
For information about bus services, pricing, passes, and timetables visit the Auckland Transport website.
AT Tertiary ID Stickers allow you to get up to 40% off travel. If you're enrolled fulltime, bring your Student ID card to get your AT Tertiary ID Sticker from the Student Information Centre.
To find out more, visit the Auckland Transport website.
City Campus bus kiosk
The City Campus bus kiosk in the Quad sells tickets and passes for most of the major bus companies.
To see a list of bus ticket agents, visit the Auckland Transport website.
Tāmaki bus service
The University offers intercampus bus services for both students and staff of the University that run between the City and Tāmaki campuses.
See Tāmaki bus service.
Trains are a cheap and quick way to get into the city from the southern or western suburbs of Auckland. Trains run from Britomart to Glen Innes station (within walking distance of the Tamaki campus) on a regular basis.
For full details of train services, visit the Auckland Transport website.
Britomart is the central city train station and transport centre. It takes 10–15 minutes to walk up the hill from the train station to the City Campus Quad. Buses also run from Britomart and from the bottom of Queen Street to the City Campus.
To find out more, visit the Britomart Transport Centre website
Auckland ferry services connect the central city to the North Shore and Eastern Bays. Ferries also travel to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, such as Waiheke and Rangitoto.
It takes about 15 minutes to walk up the hill from the downtown ferry terminal in Quay Street to the City Campus. You can also catch a bus from Britomart or the bottom of Queen Street to the City Campus.
Fullers ferry service
Fullers is the main operator of passenger ferry services in Auckland harbour. Fullers also runs ferry cruises and tourist trips, which are a great way to see Auckland from the sea.
To find out more, visit the Fullers website.
Cycling is a great, cheap way to get around and get fit at the same time. Cycling is also an ecologically responsible option. Bicycles can be taken on ferries and trains, so you can combine cycling with other forms of public transport if you live a long way out of the city.
Cycle parking is provided on each campus. Make sure you lock your bike, and either secure your cycling accessories (eg, helmet) or take them with you.
There is a secure bike shed near Symonds Street, beside the Recreation Centre. Please ensure that you are enrolled fulltime before requesting access to the Bike Shed.
If you have a department card, see your department to activate your bike shed access onto your card. If you do not have a department card, you can get one from the Student Information Centre.
For more information about cycling at the University and our facilities, visit the Bike @ The University of Auckland website.
You can get cycling maps, a cyclist’s guide and cycling tips from the Auckland Transport website.