Coming soon - New Tauranga and Western Bay bus network
Find out about the new routes and timetables
Saturday 25 August 2018 service disruptions due to half-marathon
We will have some disruption to services on Saturday 25 August 2018 with the Hawaiian Airlines & Helloworld Mt Maunganui Half Marathon. Bus services; including routes 1,2,30,33 and 36, around Mount Maunganui and Southbound services along Oceanbeach and Pāpāmoa Beach Road will be diverted.
Schoolhopper Route 315 will leave Short Place 10 minutes later from 06 August
This initiative is to encourage students to use the Schoolhopper bus service that drops off outside the school gate.
Route 33 will detour down Links Ave school days only
Update 13 Aug only the trip that departs Fashion Island at 8:00 a.m. will detour down Links Avenue meaning students can now get off at Links Ave and get safely to school.
19 Hewletts Road bus stop will be closed from 06 August
We are focused on creating good safety options for Mount Maunganui College and Intermediate students who catch the bus to school.
Cheaper bus fares for students, children and seniors
There is good news for some Rotorua bus users, with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council introducing fare concessions for the first time from July 1.
Changes for Papamoa to Mount Maunganui Schoolhopper services
Changes for routes 307, 309, 311, 313, 315 and 317
Increased congestion forces Welcome Bay Schoolhopper bus changes
High traffic volumes from Welcome Bay during the morning peak time commute has meant that a number of school bus services have been arriving late to schools this week.
Proposal for fast-tracked public transport changes
A proposal has been put forward to fast-track some proposed changes to public transport in Mount Maunganui and Papamoa to make the services more attractive.
New service connects Waihi Beach, Waihi and Katikati
The new Town Connector is a circular route which will travel between Waihī, Waihī Beach and Katikati every Thursday
City centre bus stands move to new temporary location
Some city centre bus stands have been relocated due to construction activity around the Tauranga City Council’s Administration building.
Passionate public response to proposed public transport plan
The importance of public transport to the Western Bay of Plenty has become undeniable, evidenced by the sheer number of passionate responses received in reply to the proposed bus network changes for mid-2018.
Improved ticketing for Bay of Plenty bus passengers
Bus passengers in nine regions will have improved ticketing by June next year.
Collaboration key to alleviating Tauranga congestion
A coordinated and holistic approach is being taken to help improve Tauranga’s congestion.
Whakatane and Eastern Bay Track a Bus trial goes live
Whakatane and Eastern Bay route maps are live! Check out the trial of live bus information, found under the Route Map tabs on the Eastern Bay routes. Only available in desktop view .