Ferries in Auckland City

Getting around Auckland via the scenic Waitemata Harbour

Taking the ferry is a scenic, peaceful change from the hectic mayhem that often comes with commuting and travelling from point A to B in Auckland. It's also a great way to explore the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf. 

Downtown Ferry Terminal

The Downtown Auckland Ferry Terminal is the central hub for Auckland's Waitematā Harbour ferry services. Located on Quay Street in a heritage building, the terminal is well connected to buses and trains and is an easy walk to the businesses, shopping, cafes, and restaurants nearby.

To find out the best way to get to and from the city, check out Auckland Transport's bus, train and ferry journey planner here. 

Routes and providers 

Travel between the city and many destinations on the edge of the Waitematā Harbour. See below of the various routes and companies offering up each service. 

  • Bayswater ferry - Fullers
  • Birkenhead ferry - Fullers
  • Devonport ferry - Fullers
  • Great Barrier Island ferry - Fullers (plus SeaLink car ferry)
  • Gulf Harbour ferry - Fullers
  • Half Moon Bay ferry - Fullers
  • Hobsonville and Beach Haven ferry - Fullers
  • Northcote Point ferry - Fullers
  • Pine Harbour ferry - Pine Harbour (plus SeaLink car ferry)
  • Rakino Island ferry - Belaire
  • Rangitoto Island ferry - Fullers
  • Stanley Bay ferry - Fullers
  • Waiheke Island ferry - Fullers (plus SeaLink car ferry)
  • West Harbour ferry - Belaire

Fares and AT Hop Cards

See the AT website for full information about fares and concessions. Passes can be purchased for frequent users of ferries, and the AT HOP card can be used for many journeys. 

Fare concessions for under 25s

Discounted fares are only available on a registered AT HOP card. These discounts apply to AT timetabled bus, train and ferry services, and AT Local (excludes Waiheke and Rakino ferries).They also apply to students travelling on school buses. Adult cash fares apply on paper tickets. See more information here.

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 20 September 2023

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