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Free Bus Fares
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Free Bus Fares for Children

KingsWay School —

Children travel free on weekends. From Saturday 7 September, children under the age of 16 who have an AT HOP card will be able to travel free on Auckland Transport’s weekend services.

It’s been three years since AT Metro introduced the 99 cent fares on weekends for children that made it easier and cheaper for children to get around Auckland at the weekend.

Now, Auckland Transport is offering a 100% discount on weekend fares for children 5 to 15 (inclusive) travelling on buses, trains and participating ferries. This comes as part of the $1.1 million contribution from Auckland Council towards public transport initiatives, announced earlier this year.

Colin Homan, Group Manager of Integrated Networks says the move will make a lot of Auckland accessible for families. “We’re really excited about this initiative that will make public transport more affordable for families and our younger generations, so they can enjoy time together and explore on the weekends”.

The fare free travel is available on buses, trains and participating ferry services on weekends and during public holidays. To qualify for this fare, parents need to load a child concession on to a registered AT HOP card.

To find out more, visit: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card/card-concessions-discount-fares/child-student-discount/free-child-weekend-fares/