Buses & Transport

The Taranaki Regional Council provides the Citylink commuter and school services in New Plymouth, Waitara and Oākura, the daily Hāwera-New Plymouth Connector service and Southlink services in South Taranaki.

Christmas buses specials


Grab a FREE Citylink bus to the New Plymouth Christmas Parade on Sunday 3rd December!

  • Route 1 | Moturoa
  • Route 2 | Whalers Gate
  • Route 3 | Lynmouth/Marfell
  • Route 4 | Westown/Hurdon
  • Route 5 | Frankleigh Park/Ferndale
  • Route 6 | Vogeltown/Brooklands
  • Route 7 | Welbourn/Highlands Park
  • Route 8 | Merrilands/Highlands Park
  • Route 9 | Fitzroy/The Valley/Glen Avon
  • Route 20 | Bell Block/Waitara

For the full timetable please click the link below:

New Plymouth Christmas Parade bus services - 3 December 2023 [PDF, 345 KB]


Enjoy extended bus services for three Saturdays in December leading up to Christmas!

  • 2nd December 2023
  • 9th December 2023
  • 16th December 2023

To download Saturday bus timetables please click on the links below:

Citylink | [PDF, 1.4 MB] New Plymouth - Bell Block - Waitara

Connector | Ōpunake - Hāwera - Stratford - Inglewood - New Plymouth [PDF, 433 KB]

Southlink | Waverley - Hāwera [PDF, 558 KB]

Bus fares

You can find information on Taranaki bus fares, zones and Bee Cards here. Our fares are based on how many zones you travel through, so check the zone map below and then refer to th...

Our services

What you need to know about our Citylink, Connector and Southlink bus services.

Routes & timetables

View our bus routes and timetables for the Citylink New Plymouth school and commuter services, as well as the Southlink and Connector services.

Essential information

What you need to know about using our Citylink, Connector, Your Connector and Southlink bus services.

Bus news & updates

Service announcements, updates and interesting yarns from our region-wide public transport network.

Total Mobility

Under the Total Mobility scheme, the Council provides transport assistance to help people with impairments to get out and about in their communities.

Port & harbour

The Council's navigation & safety bylaws aim to make Port Taranaki safe for all users, including bathers and recreational boaties. The Council is also 100% owner of Port Taranaki L...

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