Find out about using public transport within New Zealand by clicking 'read more' on your chosen city.

Auckland

Auckland’s downtown area is compact and walkable, but its natural beauty lies outside the city centre. 

The ATHop card(opens in new window) is Auckland's prepay transport card; it will save you money on transport if you're planning to be in the city for a few days.

 

Download the AT Public Transport app to plan your journey, see fares and get real time updates on when your transport will arrive.

AT for Apple(opens in new window) | AT for Android(opens in new window)

Christchurch

Being a flat city, Christchurch is a popular place to cycle, with dedicated cycle lanes throughout the CBD. 

  • Buses(opens in new window) link all central suburbs along with the outer areas of Rangiora, Waikuku Beach and Burnham. Fares start from $1.80 cash, or NZ$1.25 with a Metrocard.
  • Blackcat Ferry(opens in new window) services run between Lyttelton and Diamond Harbour, and cost NZ$12.40 return.
  • From Christchurch Airport, Metrobuses(opens in new window) offer regular trips into town for NZ$8 one way. Shuttles(opens in new window) are also available.
  • More of a historical activity than a form of transport, Christchurch Attractions allows you to tour the city on a restored tram. Tickets are NZ$25 per adult. Children under 15 ride for free.

Wellington

Wellington’s compact CBD makes it a great place to walk! But there are also plenty of public transport options. To pay your fare on Wellington's transport network, you can use cash or a range of prepay cards(opens in new window) (depending on which bus company you'll be using). See how to pay your fare(opens in new window) for more information.

Queenstown

If you’re staying in Queenstown and are planning to do adventure activities or tours, your provider may offer a shuttle service. Check when you book.

Dunedin

Rotorua

Many of Rotorua’s main attractions are outside the city centre. If you don’t have a vehicle, you may find it easiest to take a shuttle (like Geyser link or Thermal Shuttle) between attractions.

Hamilton

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