Wanganui urban services

*All bus services to Wanganui East  are now operational.

About our bus services

Wanganui has five urban services, four of which travel in alternating loops.

Select your suburb name from the menu for the timetable and route description, or download the full Wanganui bus timetable here. Choose the time you want to travel and make sure you are at the stop in plenty of time.

*Important notice - a minor change to our combined Saturday service will see this run the same route as the Springvale/St John's Hill route from Saturday 7th March.



There are two ways to pay when you catch the bus in Wanganui – cash or GoCard, a pre paid travel card that entitles you to cheaper fares.


Cash Fare

GoCard Fare





(Over 65's, beneficiaries, people with disabilities, students.  Current ID must be produced)



School children

(Under 5's Free.  Current school ID must be produced if not in school uniform)



UCOL students and staff

(on production of current ID)



SuperGold Card Holders

(Between 9am-3pm weekdays, all day Saturdays)



Adult Monthly Pass**   

(initial purchase)


Adult Monthly Pass**         

top up 


Child Monthly Pass**

(initial purchase)


Child Monthly Pass**

top up



What is a GoCard or Monthly pass?

GoCard and Monthly Pass are pre-paid travel cards that entitles you to cheaper travel and save you form worrying about having the correct change.

A Monthly Pass allows you one month's unlimited travel from the first use.

Simply pass your card within five centimetres of the electronic reader on the bus and you are ready to go.  Pick up your GoCard or Monthly Pass from the driver or the Tranzit depot on Ridgway Street.

To calculate potential savings please use table below:

You initial GoCard will cost $12, with $5 of travel already loaded. An initial Adult Monthly Pass costs $62: monthly top up $55.  A Child Monthly Pass costs $42; monthly top up $35.  All new/replacement cards have a one off $7 administration fee.

You can top up your GoCard or Monthly Pass on the bus with cash or at the Tranzit office in Ridgway Street with EFTPOS (minimum GoCard top up $10)  Please keep your receipt and check the amount loaded is correct.  Horizons Regional Council and Tranzit take no responsibility for damaged or lost cards and credit balances cannot be transferred.

One Hour Free Transfer

Purchase any single one-way ticket on any Wangnui city bus and get one free transfer onto another city service within one hour of the original ticket purchase time.  Not to be used for return journeys.  Remember to hold on to your ticket to redeem your free transfer and tell the driver which service you will be transferring to.

Public holiday services

No buses operate on public holidays.