The OuterLink is the easiest way to get around the inner suburbs of Auckland City. It runs from Wellesley St, past the Universities, through Parnell, Newmarket, Epsom, Balmoral, Mt Eden, St Lukes, Mt Albert, out to the Meola Rd entrance to MOTAT, through Westmere, Herne Bay and then back to Wellesley St. The buses are bright amber and operate on a frequent basis, so no timetables are required. 

Here are the best places to hop off in the city from the OuterLink route 


Fares can be paid using an AT HOP card.The AT Hop card is a reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland. See more about AT Hop cards here

Normal fares apply. With an AT HOP card, fares are based on the number of zones you travel through. Find out more on fare zones and calculating how much you pay here


Monday to Friday: Every 12-15mins from 6.00am to midnight*
Weekends & Public Holidays: Every 15mins from 6.00am to midnight*
*Actual frequency may vary

Outer Link Bus Route

Outerlink Map


More about the OuterLink Bus

  • Convenient way to get around central Auckland and inner suburbs
  • Frequent services mean minimal waiting times
  • Air conditioned with designer comfort seats
  • Wheelchair and pushchair friendly buses

Visit this page for more information on buses. And for full details and to find out the best way for getting to and from the city, check out Auckland Transport's journey planner here .

Last updated: 09 January 2023