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.)

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.

Passenger info

What you need to know about our Citylink, 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.

Transport planning

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

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...