Citylink information

Citylink runs weekday commuter services run on nine routes within urban New Plymouth and to Bell Block-Waitara and Omata-Oakura. Info line: 0800 87 22 87

There are also two Saturday services covering urban New Plymouth and Bell Block.

Members of the public can also use Citylink school services.

All Citylink services are operated by Tranzit Coachlines Ltd under contract to the Taranaki Regional Council.

Get on the bus!

Ariki St Bus Centre

Citylink buses depart from five bays between Egmont St and Currie St.

Bus Centre departure points.

Bus Centre departure points.

Bus bay locations

  • Bay A: Ariki St (north side, outside Puke Ariki)
  • Bay B: Ariki St (north side, outside Puke Ariki Landing)
  • Bay C: Ariki St (south side, outside Bus Centre and Puke Ariki library)
  • Bay D: Ariki St (south side, next to Huatoki Plaza entrance)
  • Bay E: Ariki St (north side, outside Centre City)

Which route at which bay?

  • Route 1 (Moturoa): Bay B
  • Route 2 (Marfell-Whalers Gate): Bay B
  • Route 3 (Lynmouth-Marfell, incl Hospital): Bay D
  • Route 4 (Westown-Hurdon): Bay D 
  • Route 5 (Frankleigh Park-Ferndale): Bay C 
  • Route 6 (Vogeltown-Brooklands): Bay C 
  • Route 7 (Welbourn-Highlands Park): Bay A 
  • Route 8 (Merrilands-Highlands Park): Bay A
  • Route 9 (Fitzroy-The Valley-Glen Avon): Bay E
  • Route 10 (NP West — Saturdays): Bay A
  • Route 11 (NP East — Saturdays): Bay A
  • Route 20 (Bell Block-Waitara): Bay E
  • Route 40 (Oakura): Bay C

General fare information

  • Children aged under 5 travel free.
  • Children aged 5-15 travel for a child's fare.
  • Secondary school students aged 16-19 years (wearing school uniform or with sufficient ID) may travel to and from school on a child's fare.
  • Community Services Card holders qualify for concession fare when card is shown.
  • Tertiary students must show suitable ID.
  • Holders of SuperGold Cards can travel for free on off-peak services (9am-3pm and after 6.30pm weekdays, and all Saturday services).
  • Passengers aged 65 or over, and without a SuperGold Card, qualify for a senior citizen fare. Please show driver your ID.
  • People with disabilities may be eligible for Access fares.
  • Eligible WITT students travel free with valid and current ID card.

Citylink fares

Zone

N Plymouth

Bell Block
or Omata
Oakura

Waitara
to/from BB
Waitara
to/from NP
Adult fares - single trip       
Cash $3.70  $4.20 $5.20 $4.20 $6.20
Smart Card  $2.67  $3.09 $3.81 $3.09  $4.63 
Child and concession fares - single trip       
Cash $2.30 $2.60 $3.30 $2.60 $3,80
Smart Card  $1.80 $2.10  $2.60  $2.10  $3.00
Student special - 40-trip multi-pass       
Cost per trip $1.60 $1.85 $2.05 - $2.35
Total- 40 trips $64.00 $74.00 $82.00 - $94,00

Please note that:

  • All fares are one-way.
  • 40-trip multi-passes are available only to school students.
  • Prices include GST.

Fare zones

New Plymouth fare zone.

New Plymouth fare zone.

New Plymouth: New Plymouth from the 100 km/h sign on South Road (west of NP) through along Devon Road (SH3) north up to and including Egmont Road. South to the corner of SH3 and Mangorei Road.

Omata-Oakura fare zone.

Omata and Oakura fare zones.

Omata: Omata village from (but excluding) Plymouth Road along SH45 to (including Beach Road) to the 50km/h signs entering New Plymouth.

Oakura: Oakura township, from and including Wairau Rd, along SH45 through to and including Plymouth Road.

Bell Block and Waitara fare zones.

Bell Block and Waitara fare zones.

Bell Block: Bell Block township from (but excluding) Egmont Road along Devon Road (SH3), along Devon Road through to and including Mountain Road.

Waitara: Waitara township from (but excluding) Mountain Road through Brixton, to the corner Main North Road and Bayly Street. South along Princess St to and including Rahiri Street

Transfer tickets

The ticket you get from the driver (your fare receipt) doubles as a free transfer ticket, allowing you to transfer directly from one route to another route within an hour of boarding the first bus. Present the ticket to the next bus driver.
Passengers transferring from a New Plymouth route (excluding school services) to Oakura, Bell Block or Waitara services pay the higher of the two fares. Where schedules do not allow a transfer within the hour, your ticket will still be valid, as long as you transfer directly to the first connecting service.

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