Auckland Transport is the way most Aucklanders choose to get around the city and wider region. We operate bus, ferry and train services that operate everyday and can get you wherever you need to go.
Auckland Transport is also responsible for all of the regions transport services (excluding state highways), from roads and footpaths, to cycling, parking and public transport.
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What makes us different?
Auckland Transport's day-to-day activities keep Auckland's transport systems moving; including planning and funding of public transport, promoting alternative ways to get around and operating the local roading network.
Auckland Transport has greatly improved over the last years. Integrated HOP card ticketing, integration with buses and trains (now double tracked), and a better all around service and timetable has gone a long way to restoring my faith in public transport. I'm a regular user, and love the monthly A B HOP Card which gives unlimited rides on trains and buses, any time, for a set fee per month (currently $200).
Sure, it takes an hour or so to get across Auckland... but it's faster than walking and much cheaper than a taxi. I think Auckland Transport have done a great job bringing together a wide range of disparate bus companies into one integrated network.
Very exciting experience as you're never entirely sure whether the bus will be early, late or even turn up at all. Then if it does, the question arises as to whether the driver will stop or just ignore you and keep driving.
For a service that so many people depend on so much it's pretty shocking. Really needs to be sorted out.
A disengaged and poorly run operation. Buses are notorious for being horrendously late, unreliable, packed and uncomfortable. Buses at peak hour often go past full and unable to take commuters making wait times 2-3 times the length they should be.
Most people I have dealt with at AT have appalling customer service and treat you like an idiot.
Not good at all. I was waiting for the bus at papatoetoe town hall at 6.11am the bus came and did not stop at the bus stop though i signaled the driver on friday morning 22/5/15. He made me late to work to airport. 380Bus services should better be organized properly. The driver must have been half asleep.
I take a half hour bus and a half hour train to and from work, thats 2 hours on public transport so I've picked up a few things.
- trains are late too much. why? there isn't any traffic so how can you be 10 minutes late sometimes? Not all good
- bus drivers can be so freaking rude. If I walk onto a bus and ask how much a fare is I don't expect to be snapped at by the driver, if a waiter/waitress did that you wouldn't go back. My siblings have been sworn at for using a $20 instead of change, told to go get something else and refused service. They were like 10. Not all good
- migrating from Richies service (which was awesome) to the Hop-capable ones sucks. There are alot fewer buses going anywhere useful - Not all good
- but it is cheap which is good. I'm saving over $100 a month with my monthly Hop card and get an extra half hours sleep. - This is all good but this and the 'Park and Ride's are your only saving grace. C'mon A.T. Not happy
I thought the new system with hop cards was great for the busses. The The only I don't like is being fined $5 if you tag out. Lucky I've been remembering to tag on and off. The other week I got an email saying I've been forgetting to tag off 3 times I lost $16. I rang auckland transport and they thought it was strange to have forgotten to tag off 3 times . They found the problem quickly which was great and I got my $16 back. The lady I spoke with was so nice and she did a great job in fixing it. I give you 4.5 stars because some bus drivers are really rude and the bus I catch to school is late most of the time. Apart from that I like the hop card idea it makes the bus rides a little bit faster.
A lot of people whine about transport in Auckland. But as a regular train user I think Aucklanders are being too harsh. It works. It gets you there on time. Mostly. And in the scale of things, it's pretty cheap. However y'all lost 1.5 stars for being closed every other weekend. A little inconvenient.