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 once-a-week services in South Taranaki.

Christmas shopping? It's a wrap with extra Saturday buses

Take traffic and parking hassles out of Christmas shopping - take advantage of our extra Saturday bus services in New Plymouth and across the region:

Bell Block | Brooklands | Ferndale | FitzroyFrankleigh Park |
Highlands Park (via Merrilands) | Highlands Park (via Welbourn) | Hospital | HurdonLynmouth | MarfellMerrilandsMoturua | The Valley | VogeltownWaitaraWelbournWestown | Whalers Gate

Connector (Opunake-Hāwera-Eltham-Stratford-Inglewood-New Plymouth and return).


New 2019 timetable for R20 (Waitara/Bell Block)

Route 20 (Waitara/Bell Block) will have a new weekday timetable from 3 January 2019, including an extra service taking the daily total to six.

See the new Route 20 timetable for 2019


Extra Waverley-Hāwera service starts in 2019

The current Southlink return service linking Waverley and Pātea with Hāwera on Thursdays will be supplemented with an additional service on Tuesdays, starting 8 January 2019.

See the Waverley-Hāwera timetable for 2019

Journey planner

Find out how to get from A to B in Taranaki using Citylink and Connector buses. (The database is global and may also suggest other services.)
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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.
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Passenger info

What you need to know about our Citylink, Connector and Southlink bus services.
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Bus news & updates

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

Transport planning involves identifying and managing Taranaki's current and future transport needs.
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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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