Hamilton Buses are operated by GoBus, funded by the Waikato Regional Council.
Hamilton Bus Timetables
All Hamilton Bus Times are here! To view bus schedules please click on your suburb. You'll be taken through to the Busit website where you can view your Hamilton bus route, and even bus stop locations. The BUSIT Hotline for information on anything bus related is 0800 4 BUSLINE (0800 428 754)
You can also view a full map showing all bus routes around Hamilton.
Free Hamilton City Centre Bus
If you need to get around the city centre, then you'll be pleased to know there is a free service that operates every 10 minutes around the city loop! No fare required, simply hop on along the way. The route is one-way from Knox St, Victoria St, Liverpool St, along Angelsea St, Caro St, Alexandra St, hood St and Bridge St. Travelling Mon to Fri the times are 7am to 6pm. On Saturdays the free bus operates from 9am to 1pm. at the marked
Waikato Regional Routes
Looking to travel out of the city and urban area? Then you'll need a regional bus service. These operate out to local towns such as Huntly, Paeroa, Morrinsville, Te Aroha, Cambridge and Raglan. For information on regional buses go here.
Hamilton Bus Fares
Bus fares prices are quite reasonable. There are 3 types of fares: Cash, Explorer and Busit Card.
Adults cash fares are $3.10 and Child fares are $2.10. There are no stages, each fare is one-way and gets you into the city, or to the suburbs. Fares are cash and must be paid to the driver. Children under 5 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
City Explorer Fares
City Explorer fares allow unlimited travel within the Hamilton City Boundary for 24 hours (until 3.30am the following day). Most Hamilton city buses operate every half an hour. So if you are planning to travel to a few locations during the day then this is a great option. Adult Explorer fare is $7.50, and child is $5.50. If you will doing a simple two-way return trip then you are better to pay a fare each way, not get an explorer fare.
A concession card known as a BUSIT Card can be purchsed at discounted rates. The BUSIT card acts as a stored value card allowing you load credit on to the card. Saves you fumbling for change! The other benefit is that fares are reduced to $2.30 for adults and $1.60 for kids. You can top-up your BUSIT Card by paying the driver, or by eftpos at the Hamilton Transport Centre. More information on the BUSIT card can be found here
Hamilton Bus Depot
The Hamilton Transport Centre is the central hub for all services and is located in the Hamilton CBD, on the corner of Bryce and Angelsea Streets
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Bus photo kindly supplied by AKTNZ