Price hikes for most Auckland train, buses

Train in Auckland
Rail is becoming increasingly popular - and now a little bit pricier. Photo credit: Newshub.

Using Auckland Transport HOP cards to get around the city will become more expensive, with only a few exceptions.

Single-zone adult trips will cost 5c more, rising to $1.90. Travelling two zones will now cost $3.30, up 15c.

Four-zone trips will set you back an extra 10c, with fares now $6.20.

But if you're going five zones or more, there's no change and those lucky enough to regularly travel three zones will see 5c reduction in fares.

If you pay in cash, nothing changes.

Auckland Transport (AT) says it aims to recover 50 percent of the cost of running public transport through fares, but it's currently only covering 46.2 percent.

"Over the past year, AT has added a number of new services and more capacity, including the rollout of new bus networks in west and east Auckland, the addition of more bus lanes to improve travel times and the introduction of more double decker buses, bringing the total double-decker fleet to 89."

A monthly pass will now cost $215, up $5.

Use of public transport in Auckland increased 7.4 percent in 2017, to 91 million trips.

New prices at a glance

Adult fares with AT HOP card

  • One zone: up 5c to $1.90
  • Two zones: up 15c to $3.30
  • Three zones: down 5c to $4.80
  • Four zones: up 10c to $6.20
  • Five or more zones: no change.

Child fares with AT HOP card

  • One zone: 99c (no change)
  • Two zones: up 14c to $1.94
  • Three zones: down 8c to $2.70
  • Four zones: up 10c to $3.60
  • Five zones: up 5c to $4.50
  • Six or more zones: no change.

Tertiary fares with AT HOP card

  • One zone: up 7c to $1.40
  • Two zones: up 10c to $2.45
  • Three zones: up 10c to $3.75
  • Four zones: up 10c to $4.70
  • Five or more zones: no change.

Other changes, such as ferry prices, can be found on AT's website.

Newshub.