December 13, 2023

How to get around Tāmaki Makaurau - The AT Hop Card

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How to get around Tāmaki Makaurau - The AT Hop Card

What is an AT Hop card?

An AT HOP card is a reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland. Top up your card before travel and tag on and off an AT service to pay for your fare.

The Benefitis of AT Hop

Using an AT HOP card to travel provides at least a 20% discount on every single trip compared to paying cash for bus, train and ferry fares (excludes SkyBus and Waiheke ferry services).

AT HOP cards also provide an integrated fare, meaning you can transfer between AT buses, trains and ferries and pay just one fare for numerous zones you travel. Learn more about integrated fares.

Boarding is a lot faster using your AT HOP card compared to cash tickets as there is no need to queue at a Customer Service Centre, ticket machines or when boarding a bus to purchase a ticket – just tag on and off and your fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your card balance.

How To Buy Your AT Hop Card

You can buy your blue AT HOP card online, in person or from vending machines at selected locations.

  • The purchase price for an AT HOP card is $5, and is non-refundable.
  • You need to top up the card with a minimum of $1 at the time of purchase.
  • If you order online, the minimum top up is $5. Unless you have bought a prepay card, cards must be topped up before use and must be topped up at the time of purchase.
  • If you buy a HOP card from a vending machine, it costs $25, including $20 of travel credit.

For more information on AT HOP's - go to their website here:

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