General Bus Info

Timetables

For all timetables visit the Bus Routes & Transport page.

GoCard Initial Purchases

Initial GoCard purchses can be made onboard the buses with cash or at the bus operators' offices using cash or Eftpos. Initial cards cost $12 with $5 pre-loaded travel and can be topped up in denominations of $10, again on the buses with cash or at the bus operators' offices.

Palmerston North services - Tranzit Coachlines: Matipo St, Palmerston North 

Wanganui services- Tranzit Coachlines: Ridgway St, Wanganui

Marton Commuter, Levin commuter and Feilding services - Uzabus: Bennett St, Palmerston North.   

The i-Site in Palmerston North also hold a stock of cards, values available are: $12 ($5 pre-loaded travel) and $22 ($15 pre-loaded travel), sorry top ups not available from here.  Please call 06 350 1922 to check availability.

Fare information can be found on the relevent timetable downloads. These are listed above.

Monthly Passes

Monthly passes are available for purchase on the Whanganui Urban, and Palmerston North Urban bus services. These can be purchased from the bus driver or at the bus operator's depot. 

Monthly passes are not available on any other service. 

What about Massey students and staff?

Massey internal students and staff are entitled to free travel within Palmerston North on any urban or Massey service. GoCard technology is included in your Massey ID cards, so just pass them over the reader on the buses to ride for free.  Free travel does not apply to extramural students, and excludes the Ashhurst and Feilding services. Check out the GoHorizons bus application on your Apple or Android device.

What about UCOL students and staff?

UCOL students and staff are entitled to travel free on Palmerston North and Wanganui urban services, just show your current ID as you board. (Ashhurst and Feilding services excluded.)

Bus Advertising

Are you interested in advertising on our Palmerston North and Wanganui buses? e-mail Emma Snelgrove at Tranzit Coachlines or call her on 027 508 5207 for more information.

For advertising on our Feilding buses e-mail Graham at Uzabus or call 06 356 4896.

Palmerston North Airport bus services

Looking for services to PN Airport? Try the Feilding to Palmerston North service.  The Palmerston North-Feilding and Feilding-Palmerston North bus services now travel via Palmerston North Airport terminal (Girls High and Boys High services will not be affected).

Approximate timings for the airport stop are;

Services from Palmerston North-Feilding: Mon-Fri 7.23am, 7.53am, 8.38am, 9.13am, 10.43am, 12.13pm, 1.43pm, 3.13pm, 4.43pm, 5.18pm, 5.48pm and 6.13pm. Saturdays and Public Holidays 9.43am, 11.13am, 2.43pm, and 4.43pm.

Services from Feilding-Palmerston North: Mon-Fri 8.43am, 9.33am, 10.08am, 11.38am, 1.08pm, 2.38pm, 4.08pm, 4.47pm, 4.43pm, 5.38pm, and 6.13pm. Saturdays and Public Holidays 10.22am, 12.22pm, 3.52pm, and 5.22pm.

Palmerston North Hospital bus services

Looking for services to PN Hospital?  Try the 5.Cloverlea/6.Milson, 7.Rhodes/8.Roslyn or the PN-Feilding bus. Purchase any single one-way ticket on any Palmerston North city bus and get one free transfer onto another city bus.  Transfers must be made within one hour of the original ticket purchase time and can not be used for return trips.

Public Holiday Services

No services run on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or ANZAC Day.  On all other public holidays, services run as follows:

  • Palmerston North:  Sunday timetable.
  • Wanganui:  No services operate.
  • Feilding: Saturday timetable.
  • Marton Commuter: No Services operate.
  • Levin Commuter: No services operate.

Wheelchair friendly buses

All buses in Palmerston North, Wanganui and Feilding are wheelchair friendly. View full details on our wheelchair friendly buses.

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