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Weekly public transport patronage information

Below is the latest weekly public transport patronage information for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.  The data is current to midnight Sunday 17 May 2020.

Key observations:

  • Auckland public transport (including buses, trains and ferries) weekly patronage was 18.7% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 55.0% increase from the previous week.
  • Wellington bus weekly patronage was 21.4% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 66.0% increase from the previous week.
  • Christchurch bus weekly patronage was 27.5% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 67.2% increase from the previous week.


7 Day Average  Same time previous week
Region Current year Previous year % Var Last week % Var
Auckland 56,028 300,105 18.7% 36,136 55.0%
- Bus 45,347 230,353 19.7% 30,033 51.0%
- Ferry 1,167 7,940 14.7% 274 326.3%
- Train 9,515 61,812 15.4% 5,829 63.2%
Wellington 17,152 80,149 21.4% 10,331 66.0%
Christchurch 10,963 39,872 27.5% 6,558 67.2%

Daily underlying public transport data for the charts and tables above [XLSX, 378 KB]

This information must be read in conjunction with the following caveats.

  • Data is current at 17 May 2020
  • Data is sourced from Auckland Transport, Greater Wellington Regional Council  and Environment Canterbury
  • Data is based off the following for the regions:
    • Auckland has supplied HOP data that encompasses counts for buses, trains and ferries
    • Wellington has supplied Snapper data for buses. We do not have daily or weekly counts for trains and ferries. Between 28 March 2020 and 23 April 2020 the accuracy of the trip data was dependent on correct driver trip selection on the Snapper system as the drivers were manually logging trips.
    • Within the summaries on this page, Christchurch numbers are for buses only. Within the data set spreadsheet (link above), bus and ferry patronage for Christchurch is included.