Public Transportation

Public Transportation to Parnell is primarily via buses. For tourists, a popular option is the Hop On Hop Off bus and the City Link Bus service the most frequent for everyday commuting around the city.

Work has also started on a train station, which is set to add even more versatility to Parnell’s accessibility.

Hop On Hop Off

Hop on Hop off journeys around Auckland arrive in various locations in Parnell including; the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell Village and Auckland Museum.
Between October and April it also travels to the Parnell Rose Park Gardens.

  • Buses arrive at The Sky Tower or The Ferry Building
  • October – April buses leave every 30 minutes from 9am till 4pm.
  • May – September buses arrive every hour from 10am till 3pm.
  • Complete with audio commentary (in English)
  • Booking needs to be placed 48 hours in advance
  • Booking website
  • More information


1 Day Pass
2 Day Pass
1-Day Family Pass $45
Children under 3 are Free
Child prices apply to 4-16 year olds

LINK Bus Services

LINK bus services are the easiest way to get around Auckland. Just look for the red, green or yellow buses.

There is no need for a timetable as each service operates on such a frequent basis. Simply head to the appropriate bus stop and wait for the right coloured bus.


Map-innerlink_ParnellInner LINK: Starts at Customs Street East (near Britomart) and stops at various bus stops along Parnell Rise, Parnell Road and heads on to Auckland Museum. The Inner LINK also travels from Auckland Museum and Parnell Road, heading back towards Britomart.
Mon- Fri: 6.30am – 8pm (Every 10mins)
Saturday: 6.30am – 11pm (Every 15 mins)
Sundays & public holidays: 7am – 11pm (Every 15mins)

• $2.00 maximum cash fare
• $1.60 on your AT HOP card (adult and child)
• Child, tertiary and accessible concessions are not available on Inner LINK bus services.
• Wheelchair and Pushchair accessibility


Map-outerlink_ParnellOuter LINK: Starts at Wellesley Street, travels past The University of Auckland and stops at various bus stops along Parnell Rise, Parnell Road and Auckland museum. Also follows the same route back from Auckland Museum and Parnell, arriving in Wellesley Street.
Mon- Saturday: 6.30am – 11.00pm (Every 15mins)
Sundays and public holidays: 7.00am-11.00pm (Every 15 mins)

• $2.00 for one stage
• $4.00 for 2 stages (Maximum)
• Wheelchair and Pushchair accessibility