Auckland Buses

The Link buses are the main form of bus transport around Auckland city and the suburbs. The Auckland Exporer bus is great for tourists wanting to visit many of the city's leading attractions. The main transport centre in Auckland is the Britomart transport centre

Link buses

The Link Bus connects the Auckland suburbs to the downtown area of Auckland.

City Link (Red Bus)

The red city circuit buses travel around the Auckland CBD area on a regular basis. The route is from Wynyard Quarter to Queen Street and up to Karangahape Road. The cost is 50c.

Inner City Link (Green Bus)

Departing from the central Britomart Train Station, these green buses travel on a regular basis to Parnell, Auckland Museum, Newmarket, Karangahape Road, Ponsonby Road, Victoria Park before returning via SkyCity to the Britomart. The maximum fare is $1.80. 

Outer City Link (Orange Bus)

The Outer Link bus is the best way to travel around Auckland's suburbs, departing every 15 minutes. They travel a full loop service from Wellesley Street, via the Universities, Parnell, Newmarket, Auckland Museum, Epsom, Balmoral, Mount Eden, St Lukes, Mt Albert, the MOTAT museum, Westmere, Herne Bay before returning to Wellesley St. There are 3 fare stages but you only have to pay a maximum of two stages. Fares range from $1.80 to $3.40.


With an AT HOP card you don't have to worry about having the correct amount of cash on you. The smartcard ticketing system allows you to easily top up your card for paying to travel on the bus, train or ferries. The HOP card cost $10 and you can purchase and top up from a wide range of retailers. Click here for a list of HOP retailers

Night Bus

From midnight until late, the Night Bus and Northern Express buses are a handy way to get home after a night out. Bus Routes to North, South, East, West and Central suburbs operate on Friday and Saturday nights with normal fares applying.

In the CBD, buses depart from Customs Street, Civic/St James, Victoria Street and Queen Street. 12 services  travel to Auckland North, South, East, Central and West suburbs. The Night Bus does not operate on Christmas Day or Good Friday.

City Tour Bus

The Hop on Hop off Auckland Explorer Bus is a guide bus taking you around the city's 14 main attractions, accompanied with full commentary. A one day pass for adults is $40 while a child fare cost $25. The attraction tour includes Kelly Tarlton's out towards Mission Bay, Skytower, Auckland Museuem in Parnell, Parnell Village, the Viaduct Harbour, MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) and Mount Eden for fantastic views of the city. Catch the bus from the Ferry building, Sky City or the Civic Theatre on Queens Street.

Airport Bus

The Airbus Express departs from Auckland airport into the city centre every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, all year round. An adult single fare will set you back $16 or $26 return while a child fare is $6 or $12 return.

Nationwide Bus

The Intercity bus network travels to 700 destinations throughout New Zealand. If you're lucky you may even be able to take advantage of a $1 fare. There is at least one $1 fare available on every InterCity Coachline service. A variety of fixed and non-fixed itinerery travel passes are available to enable you to travel at your own pace and give you maximum flexibility to travel throughout New Zealand. 


Link Bus Maxx - Link Bus 0800 103080
City Tour Bus Auckland Explorer 0800 439 756
Airport Bus Airport Express 0800 103080 / +64 9 3666400
Nationwide Bus Intercity 09 583 5780 / +64 9 5835780