Public transport

You can use buses, trains and ferries to travel around Auckland.


At major stops, bus route and timetable information signs show the numbers, names and descriptions of routes that stop at the stop.

The destination sign above the bus windshield shows the route number and destination. If the bus approaching your stop is the one you want, remain on the curb and indicate to the bus driver, by a clear wave of your arm.

All buses accept cash for payment of fares. Exact change is appreciated but small notes can usually be accepted, and change given. The driver will accept your payment as you board the bus.

If you are planning to travel by bus every day, you should buy a weekly or monthly ticket which is cheaper than buying a ticket for every trip.

Student Fares

New Taylors students are eligible for a student prices on public transport. Our student welfare staff will tell you how to go about this at orientation.


New Zealanders drive on the left side of the road. The speed limit on the open road is 100 km/h (62 mph), and 50 km/h (31 mph) in towns and cities. Drivers and passengers must wear seat belts at all times, in both the front and the back of the vehicle.

If you hold a current overseas drivers licence or a current international driving permit, you can drive for one year after you first arrive in New Zealand.

This will allow you to drive in New Zealand for 12 months.

Visit the following website below for more information about driver licensing.


These links will take you to external sites. Sites will open in a separate window, and are in English unless otherwise indicated.