How to get around Auckland

Given its smaller size compared to other world cities, and the amount of reliable Auckland transport available, getting around Auckland is one of the easiest parts of a holiday here.  The best part about having shorter travel times in Auckland is that it requires less planning on your part. Don’t stress if you left your hotel late – chances are your destination isn’t as far away as you think it is anyway.  Whether you decide to grab an AT HOP card, jump on a bike or opt to see the city on foot, there are plenty of ways to get where you’re going in Auckland.


There are numerous taxi services around Auckland ready to get you to your next destination in no time. Taking Auckland taxis remains the most direct way to move around town and is especially useful if you do find yourself running late for something unmissable. Don't forget that ridesharing services like Uber also operate in Auckland.

Public transport

The best way to take advantage of Auckland public transport is by getting yourself an AT HOP card, a prepaid travel card. Having one of these cards will give you access to every train, bus and ferry in the city, meaning you can get anywhere you need to go at a moment's notice.

Walking Auckland

Given its smaller size compared to other world cities, walking Auckland is one of the best ways to see the city up close, get a little exercise in, and still get where you're going on time – especially if you're staying in the CBD. Make the most of the city's beautiful weather and head out on foot. You never know what you'll find.

Bike hire

Maybe where you're going is a little further than would be feasible to walk, but still not far enough to warrant a drive. Locate one of the many Auckland Bike Hire locations, get yourself a bicycle, and head off! Return the bike to any of the rental bike racks throughout the city when you're done.