Taking the bus or ridesharing is an excellent way to connect with your community and reduce your environmental footprint
Bussing is not only relaxing, but also an experience. You get to meet people who live in your community, see what's happening in your neighbourhood 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.
There is a regular schedule of buses servicing most areas of New Plymouth District and Taranaki.
There is a regular schedule of buses servicing most areas of New Plymouth and Taranaki. Bus stops are 500m from every house in urban New Plymouth.
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.
Looking for bus options outside of New Plymouth? Check out information for travel around our Maunga below.
Tranzit Coachlines operates a public bus service in New Plymouth, Bell Block and Waitara, 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.
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.
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 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.
Don't want to miss the bus? Make sure you check the timetable before you set out.Bus timetable