Ticket increase


Bus passengers in Auckland will face higher fares following the annual fare review

Most bus ticket prices in Auckland are set to increase following Auckland Transport’s Annual Fare Review which will see changes implemented on July 6.

Auckland Transport Chief Executive David Warburton says the annual review takes into account operator cost increases, revenue and patronage movements.

He adds Auckland Transport is also undertaking a strategic review of all public transport costs and pricing, due to be completed towards the end of the year.

"Public transport must be seen as a viable alternative to the car if Auckland is to even begin to resolve its transport problems," he says.

"By making travel even more attractive on the AT HOP card we are hoping more people will switch to public transport."

From that date adults who use the AT HOP card for their travel will receive a 20 per cent discount off the single trip adult cash fare.

In contrast most cash fares for bus and train and some cash fares for ferry will increase.

Warburton has also signalled Auckland Transport hopes to move to implementing an exact fare/no change given policy in the future and will investigate the potential of removing cash fares altogether - as has recently been introduced in Sydney. 

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