Bus and Rideshare

Bussing is not only relaxing, it’s also an experience. You get to meet people who live in your community, see what's happening in your neighbourhood, use your mobile phone and enjoy the scenery. You can make your bus trip more active by walking to the next stop, or how about walking to work or school and bussing home?  

For those who perhaps live rural, or work outside the district ridesharing could be the best option for you to reduce your impact on the environment, save some dollars and get to meet people in your community.

How to bus? 

There is a regular schedule of buses servicing most areas of New Plymouth district and Taranaki. In New Plymouth there is a bus stop within 500metres of every home. We work alongside the Taranaki Regional Council to provide a bus service that meets your needs. If the bus stop isn't in the "right" spot for you, or doesn't have a shelter or seat and you think it needs one please let us know. Either call us on 06 759 6060 or email us.

Citylink bus service

Tranzit Coachlines operates a public bus service in New Plymouth, Bell Block, Waitara and Oakura, under the Citylink banner. Full details of routes, fares and timetables for the Citylink services can be found on the Taranaki Bus website or you can call them on 0800 87 22 87.

Hawera-New Plymouth Connector bus service

The Hawera-New Plymouth Connector bus service runs four return trips a day via Inglewood and Egmont Village. Full details of routes, fares and timetables for the Connector service can be found on the Taranaki Bus website

Opunake-New Plymouth Southlink bus service

This is a weekly bus service runs between Opunake and New Plymouth every Friday. Full details of routes, fares and timetables for the Connector service can be found on the Taranaki Bus website

The Taranaki Bus website also has links to information about school bus services, the Opunake-New Plymouth and Inglewood-New Plymouth weekly bus services, and to the websites of operators of other scheduled bus services to, from and through Taranaki.

Contact: Taranaki Regional Council
Phone: 06-765 7127
Email: transport@trc.govt.nz

Buses and bikes!

Did you know that you can enjoy the ride downhill into work and avoid the uphill heading home? All of our urban bus services are sporting a bike carrier on the front. Just signal the driver as usual, pop your bike on the carrier and jump onboard. Perfect for those trying to dodge a shower and people who have a big hill to negotiate on one way of their commute!   

How to rideshare

Visit Smarttravel and either search for a ride, or share your regular commute to find like-minded people travelling your way.