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AUCKLAND TRANSPORT - TRANSPORT IN AUCKLAND

Auckland TransportAuckland Transport - Whether you rent a car, catch a train or a bus you will be able to reach your destination quite easily. You can even board a ferry and you'll quickly be where you want. There are around six different bus companies operating in the Auckland area, but Stagecoach Auckland is the one you will probably take. Each ride is NZ$1.20. The Link buses run every 10 minutes during weekdays and every 20 minutes on week nights and weekends for your convenience.

 

 

If you just want to go up and down Queen Street it is cheaper to hop on a regular (not a Link) bus, as this will cost you 50c, rather than $1.20. There is a free City Circle Bus that runs around the city centre every 10 minutes linking Viaduct Harbour, Sky City and Auckland University, which is a great way to get around.

Travel is also accomplished by using the ferry services which departs from the wharf behind the Ferry Building on Quay Street in downtown Auckland. Fullers Ferries (tel (09) 367 9111; to Devonport and Waiheke Island. The Ferry Journey to Devonport is a popular day trip and costs $5 each way or $8 return.

There are various passes a visitor can get. A Shopperpass is good for unlimited travel on Stagecoach Auckland buses (including the Link bus) between 9am and 3pm on weekdays. It costs $5 and is not valid on public holidays. The Aucklandpass is good for one day unlimited travel on Stagecoach Auckland buses and it also includes travel on ferry services to the North Shore. This pass costs $8. The passes are a convenient way to get around Auckland. Of course there are also numerous tours for those of you who prefer the convenience. If you prefer you can hire a driver to take you around the city too.