It's official! As of September 2019, child weekend fares on trains and buses are now free. The offer also extends to some ferry services as well*.
Children 5-15, inclusive, travelling with a registered AT HOP card can travel free on trains, buses and ferries* on weekends and on public holidays. Children under five already travel free of charge.
*Skybus and some ferry services excluded.
For more information, visit at.govt.nz/childweekendfares