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The NZ Transport Agency does not directly provide public transport services. We set policies and invest in services that are then delivered by regional councils and Auckland Transport. Regional councils and Auckland Transport contract private operators to provide public transport using buses, trains and ferries in our cities.

More information about regionally provided public transport services 

More information about the Transport Agency’s role in planning and investment for public transport 

Regional public transport timetables and journey planners

Use these links to get information about timetable information, fares, concessions and routes in your region. Hard copies are usually available at your local public library, council office and bus and train stations.

Other bus, train and ferry services

In addition to public transport services managed by regional councils, there are other passenger services provided on buses, trains, ferries, taxis and specialist vehicles. More information about these can be found at the links below 

School buses

 Visit the Ministry of Education website for information on school transport (external link)

Interregional bus, ferry and train services

Check these longer distance travel options:

Services for people with disabilities and people over 65

Most public transport services in New Zealand provide wheelchair access. Urban public transport buses must meet an accessibility standard set out in our Requirements for urban buses. More information about the services in particular regions can be found at the links above.  For long-distance services we recommend that you check with the operator about the accessibility of their services before you travel.   

Total Mobility

New Zealand also has a scheme of subsided taxis for people with disabilities. To be eligible for this, you must be assessed against the criteria and issued with an ID card from a particular region.

Find out more about the Total Mobility scheme

SuperGold card free off-peak public transport

If you have a SuperGold card you can travel free on off-peak rail, bus and harbour ferry services that form part of the public transport network. The SuperGold card is a discount and concession card issued free to everyone 65 years and over, and anyone under 65 who receives New Zealand Superannuation or a veteran’s pension.

More information about SuperGold cards (external link)

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