Transport in Auckland
Explore your options for getting around Auckland.
Buses are cheap, frequent and convenient. There are bus routes from almost every suburb to the central city. Bus lanes mean catching a bus is often quicker than driving, especially during peak hours.
For information, visit Auckland Transport.
If you are a full-time student, you may be eligible for up to 35% discount on your public transport fares when using your AT HOP card, compared to a single trip cash fare. You can apply for your concession online following the new process.
For more information, visit Auckland Transport.
City Campus AT Customer Service Centre
Students can visit the AT customer service centre, located in the Munchy Mart convenience store (Level 0 Kate Edger Information Commons) for all their AT Hop travel requirements.
For a full list of bus ticket agents, visit Auckland Transport.
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.
For more information, visit 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) regularly.
For full details of train services, visit Auckland Transport.
This 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 Britomart Transport Centre.
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 Fullers.
Cycling is a cheap way to get around and get fit at the same time. Plus it’s also ecologically responsible. 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.
- The secure Bike Shed for the City Campus is beside the Recreation Centre, accessed from Symonds Street.
- The secure Bike Shed on the Grafton Campus is in the basement of Building 505.
To request access to the Bike Sheds, please visit Secure Bike Shed.
You can get cycling maps, a cyclist’s guide and tips from Auckland Transport.
Walking is a great mode of transport — it's free, it's reliable, and it's good for your fitness. So grab a comfortable pair of shoes, allow a little extra time, and get your workout while you travel to campus!
If you live in Auckland's inner suburbs, you can walk to the city in a reasonable time. For example, it only takes half an hour to get from Ponsonby to the City Campus quad.
Combining public transport with walking is often an efficient option for those who live further out of town. Catch a bus, train or ferry and walk from the nearest stop.Auckland Council provides information for pedestrians.
Visit Auckland Transport.
Driving is another way to get around Auckland, though it can be a challenge to find parking in the central city. The University has a car park in the Owen G Glenn building on the City Campus, and a parking area for students on the Tamaki Campus.
Find out more about Parking.
Cityhop is an affordable car sharing service, with cars available outside most University hostels. Driving yourself can be $9.50 an hour including petrol and insurance, with special overnight rates and a range of cars available.
Find out more on the Cityhop website.