Te Ngaru The Tide

Te Ngaru The Tide is a new high frequency service running between Castlecliff and Aramoho, connecting a range of destinations – including Gonville, the hospital, the city and upper Victoria Ave shops.
All existing routes in Whanganui remain the same, and where possible you can connect from those routes to the Tide.

The Tide will run every 20 minutes in both directions.
Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
There will also be an hourly night service on Fridays 7pm-11pm.

Whanganui Vintage Weeekend

Connect is excited to offer extended service of Te Ngaru The Tide for Whanganui Vintage Weekend 2024 (Jan 20-22). The Tide will run on its Friday timetable on Saturday as well - every 20 minutes in both directions from 7am until 7pm, then hourly until the last service at 11pm. 

All services in Whanganui, including The Tide, will be free Sunday to Monday. Services will run their Saturday timetables on Monday as it is a public holiday. 

Bus routes will be changed slightly since streets closing to vehicles for Whanganui Vintage Weekend. Between Wicksteed St and Trafalgar Square, buses will take Guyton St and St Hill St, avoiding closures on Drews Ave, Ridgeway St and Victoria Ave.

You can view the full Whanganui Urban timetable here.

Click here to read more of the announcement of The Tide.

Bee Card

Bee Cards are available from:

  • Bus drivers onboard the bus
  • Online at beecard.co.nz
  • By calling freephone 0508 800 800
  • At the Horizons office in Palmerston North and Whanganui.

Cards can also be topped up at all those locations and platforms.

Click here for more information about the Bee Card.


Connect is now providing the Transit app for residents within the Horizons Region. The Transit app makes it easier to plan your journey, track where your bus is, and even use GO, the additional feature that helps you along your journey.
Download the Transit app free from the App Store or Google Play for your phone
Click here more information on how to use the Transit app.


Check out this video featuring Whanganui's Jay Rerekura as he talks about the new bus service coming to Whanganui.