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Local Hamilton Bus Services

Hamilton Buses are subsidised by the Waikato Regional Council, and contracted out to several different bus companies.

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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 205 305

CBD Shuttle Chartwell
Claudelands Dinsdale
Fairfield Fitzroy
Flagstaff Frankton
Glenview Hamilton East Uni
Hillcrest/Gardens Mahoe
Nawton Northerner
Orbiter Pukete
Rototuna Rototuna Direct
Ruakura Silverdale
University Temple View
Te Rapa

You can also view a full map showing all bus routes around Hamilton.

$1 Buses within the Hamilton Central City Zone

If you need to get around the city centre, then you’ll be pleased to know there is a $1 bus service that includes any bus within the CBD area. See the CBD map and find out more here

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 BEE Card.

Cash Fare

Adults cash fares are usually $4.00. For each Zone you travel through generally add $1 per extra zone. Children under 5 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Bee Card

A concession card known as a BEE Card can be purchsed at discounted rates. The BEE 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 $2.00 for adults + $1 per extra zone. You can top-up your BEE Card online or by eftpos at the Hamilton Transport Centre. More information on the BEE card can be found here

Hamilton Transport Centre

The Hamilton Transport Centre is the central hub and bus depot 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