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Public transport in Auckland — New Zealand's largest metropolitan area — comes in three flavours: bus, train and ferry. Services are all neatly coordinated by Auckland Transport under the AT Metro brand, with the bustling Waitematā railway station serving as the main transport hub. Buses are the workhorse of Auckland's public transport, accounting for about 70% of all journeys. They generally operate from the wee hours of 6 am until the stroke of midnight. To get around, simply look out for the red, green, or amber buses. With services so frequent, there's little need to keep an eagle eye on the timetable. Just rock up to the relevant bus stop and your chariot will soon arrive. Hop on the red bus (CityLink) for inner-city jaunts, the green (InnerLink) to traverse Auckland's inner city, and the amber (OuterLink) for a tour of Auckland's cosy inner suburbs. Tickets can be bought directly from the bus driver (cash only), or you can get your hands on the AT HOP smart card online or at a ticket office, such as the Britomart customer service centre.