Tertiary student? Save on travel

Last Updated : 21 Mar 2016
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If you're a full-time tertiary student you could save at least 35 per cent off your public transport travel*. Apply for a tertiary discount on your AT HOP card now.

Current tertiary student discount on AT HOP cards must be renewed by 31 March 2016.

To load a concession on your AT HOP card, follow the process below:

Step 1: Buy an AT HOP card.

Step 2: Register your AT HOP card. Visit Auckland Transport for instructions.

Step 3: Ensure you have proof of eligibility. You can get an AT Tertiary ID sticker on your Student ID card from your tertiary institute.

Step 4: Submit your concession application online.
- Login to your MyAT account and select ‘Apply for a concession’ from the menu.
- Confirm your details are correct.
- Select the card you wish to apply the concession to and fill out the relevant eligibility details.
- Click ‘submit’.

Step 5: Load a concession on your AT HOP card.

Visit your nearest Auckland Transport customer service centre to load a concession on your card. Remember to take your AT HOP card and Student ID card along. 

* 35 per cent savings are off single trip adult cash fares and exclude NiteRider, SkyBus, Waiheke ferry services, Rakino Ferry and Waiheke Island bus services.

What is the AT HOP card?

The AT HOP card is a reusable prepay smart card for travel on buses, trains and ferries around Auckland. It gives you savings on fares – you get at least 20 per cent discount off adult single trip cash fares (See Auckland Transport for full details). It's great even if you are a part-time student and not eligible for a tertiary concession.

The AT HOP card lets you load a secondary or tertiary student concession for discounted fares.

How do I use the AT HOP card?

Use your AT HOP card to tag on before you board your bus, train or ferry, then tag off when you finish your journey.  Always remember to tag on and off or you may be charged a penalty fare of up to $20 depending on the service used and the distance travelled.

Am I eligible for a student concession?

If you are a full time tertiary student, you are entitled to a tertiary concession on your AT HOP card.

Find out more at Auckland Transport

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