Bus Notices

This page is home to all the latest notices regarding our bus services. 


Tuesday 9 June, 2020

New Zealand has entered Alert Level 1, meaning that our services have mostly returned back to normal. While physical distances is no longer required on our buses, we do ask that you continue to contract trace when using our services. Our contact tracing form is still available to everyone, and we do wish that everyone who rides our buses fills the form out just as a precaution. 

Level 1 Bus Services

All urban, regional, and school services are operating as per usual, except Massey/IPU services which are running to the non-semester (Easter/Mid-year break) timetable.

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

We ask you to travel safely and to apply the Golden Rules for Alert Level 1.

Other notices:

As a part of PNCC Streets for People program, The Square between Main St and Church St will be closed to all road traffic. As a result the following services will be re-routed via the Ring Road (Princess St, Fergusson St and Pitt St);
  • 1 Awapuni
  • 2 Rugby
  • 9 Rangiora
  • 10 Brightwater
  • 12 Massey 
  • 12B Massey via Rugby St
  • 14 IPU
  • 15 Massey via Hokowhitu Campus
  • 33 Summerhill
Due to the detour the buses will not pass the bus stops at 50 and 57 Fitzherbert Avenue. Alternative stops are available at 117 and 136 Fitzherbert Ave.

In addition on the 1 Awapuni and the 2 Rugby services the bus stops at 321 and 332 Church St will also be closed as these services will be turning onto the Ring Road at Pitt St.​

There is no changes to the timetable and we expect this to have a small impact on the running times for these services. We apologise for any inconvenience, and we hope to get these service back to their usual routes as soon as we're able to.

We have temporarily increasing the level of service between Raetihi and Ohakune. The service will be increased to twice a week with a service operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This will be in effect until further notice.

Due to feedback we have made a change to the 3pm Aramoho Orange service. The service will now run along Victoria Avenue and Glasgow St before resume its regular route on Somme Parade. Please be advised that we are in the process of updated the timetable to reflect these change and hope to have updated timetables circulating very soon. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Massey Services
All Massey bus services will operate on the non-semester timetable until further notice.  

UCOL staff and students are able to travel for free on the following services: Palmerston North Urban, Whanganui Urban, Whanganui-Palmerston North Commuter and Feilding. (Ashhurst, Marton and Levin excluded.)

GoHorizons Bus App

We are aware some users are experiencing difficulties with our app which we are working on.  
Click here for our downloadable bus timetables.