New Zealand has transitioned to Alert Level 1 and we are really pleased to let you know that physical distancing is no longer required on public transport. All capacity restrictions are gone.

We appreciate how challenging these restrictions have been and we are enormously grateful for the kindness and patience everyone has shown.

Horizons public transport networks have mostly returned to regular timetables. Please see our bus notices page for full timetable information.

We ask that you continue to track your journey, so we can provide this information to the Ministry of Health if it is required. If you don't have access to the internet you can call us on 0508 800 800 and we will register your trip for you or fill in this form.
And of course the usual health guidelines continue. If you're sick, stay home.  Wash and dry your hands, cough into your elbow, don't touch your face.  So, we ask you to travel safely by following the Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1.

Fares currently remain free. We will give passengers plenty of warning before we start to charge fares again.

At Horizons, we help you get from A to B through the provision of public passenger transport services and a coordinated approach to regional transport planning. In doing so we chair the Regional Transport and Regional Passenger Transport Committees, develop and implement the region's Public Transport Plan, subsidise passenger services in areas where they cannot be provided commercially, coordinate a community road safety programme and manage the Total Mobility service that provides discounted transport for people with disabilities.

Considering our geographical size and low population density, our region is relatively well served by public transport and our buses carry a higher ratio of passengers per head of population than some other similar regions. Our long-term vision is to provide a land transport system that is environmentally sound, safe, efficient, sustainable and accessible. Accessibility of public transport includes being financially affordable, so we subsidise public transport for the elderly, students and beneficiaries.