General Bus Information

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

We want to keep our community safe. It’s really important that each time you use the bus, your trip details and contact information are recorded. This is so we can provide this information to the Ministry of Health if it is required.  Every time you use the bus, we encourage you to either call us on 0508 800 800, or  fill in this form.

For further important information for travelling on public transport during Alert Level 1 see here

Bee Card

Bee Card is the prepay travel smartcard for nine different regions of New Zealand. You can use your Bee Card for local public transport in Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, ManawatÅ«-Whanganui, Nelson, Otago and Invercargill. Like a number of other public transport systems acros sthe country and world, the Bee Card uses a tag on and tag off system. 

Cards are currently free and require a minimum top up of $5.00. You can get a card through the Bee Card website and get it sent directly to your preferred address. Card orders are processed within five working days and then delivered via standard mail service. When your Bee Card arrives you will need to go back to the website and register the card to your Bee Card account. The card is then activated when you first tag on the bus. For more information on Bee Card please see here

Please note that all bus fares are available on the downloadable timetables.

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. Free travel does not apply to extramural students, and excludes the Ashhurst and Feilding services.

What about UCOL students and staff?

UCOL students and staff are entitled to travel free on the Palmerston North Urban, Whanganui Urban, Whanganui-Palmerston North Commuter and Feilding services, just show your current ID as you board. (Ashhurst, Levin and Marton services excluded.)

Bus Advertising

Are you interested in advertising on our Palmerston North and Whanganui buses? e-mail Tessa Llewellyn at Tranzit Coachlines or call her on 06 370 6646 for more information.

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

Palmerston North Airport and Hospital services

If you're needing to get to the Palmerston North Hospital, try the following services:
5.Cloverlea/6.Milson, 7.Rhodes/8.Roslyn or the Palmerston North - Feilding bus.

If you're needing to get to the Airport please have a look at the Palmerston North to Feilding timetable.

Monday to Friday Saturdays/Public Hols
7.23am 9.43am
7.53am 11.13am
8.38am 2.43pm
10.43am 4.43pm
Monday to Friday Saturdays/Public Hols
8.43am 10.22am
9.33am 12.22pm
10.08am 3.52pm
11.38am 5.22pm

Wheelchair friendly buses

All buses in Palmerston North, Whanganui and Feilding are wheelchair friendly. Please note:
  • The buses have limited spaces for wheelchairs, and cannot take any more if those spaces are already occupied by a wheelchair or pram; and
  • If your wheelchair takes up a space of more than 700mm wide and 1200mm long and/or has a combined weight (passenger and chair) of more than 240kgs it cannot be carried.

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.
  • Ashhurst: Saturday service
  • Whanganui: Saturday timetable.
  • Feilding: Saturday timetable.
  • Marton Commuter: No services operate.
  • Levin Commuter: No services operate.
  • Whanganui Commuter: No services operate.