Real-time tracking

Most Horizons Regional bus services now have real-time tracking. This means you can find out how far away the bus is from your stop. Click here to try it out today. 

Passenger transport survey

On behalf of Horizon Regional Council, to provide Horizons and Waka Kotahi key bus use information, SIL Research is carrying out targeted research across our bus services.
From the first week of October for two-six weeks, SIL researchers will be onboard Horizons buses in hi-viz vests. They will be conducting face-to-face interviews by approaching passengers on our buses, we understand not everyone will be comfortable with this and anyone can decline to be surveyed. If you don’t like face-to-face surveys but still want to provide feedback, they will be carrying paper forms which you can take home and freepost back or drop off to any Horizons Regional Council service centre.
The researchers will mostly be seen on the Whanganui, Feilding and Palmerston North buses as this allows for the most diverse range of audiences to be surveyed due to higher patronage numbers.
If you are bus user and would like to fill in the survey you can do so here.
All survey participants go in the draw for a $50 Bee Card top-up.

Half price fares

Half price fares from 1 April 2022 to 31 January 2023. Passenger transport users don't need to do anything for half price fares to apply. 

Read more here.

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.