Try it

With 28 bus routes in Hamilton and 12 others throughout the region, Waikato Regional Council’s BUSIT service can work for you.

Waikato has the fourth largest contracted public bus service in New Zealand, attracting more than four million passenger trips each year. Hamilton has over 1000 bus stops and the network is growing. With rolling route and timetable improvements set to take place over the next 18 months, Waikato Regional Council is continuously improving your bus network.

Our aim is to provide passengers with a reliable, efficient and friendly service, and with passenger satisfaction sitting at around 97 per cent we are clearly doing plenty of things right.

Let us help plan your next journey!

  • Look at Hamilton bus timetables and maps
  • Check out the fares and how to get a BUSIT card.
  • Use our online journey planner.
  • Call our 24 hour helpline, 0800 4 BUSLINE (0800 4  2875 463).
  • Visit the friendly BUSIT team between 8am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday at the Transport Centre, on the corner of Bryce and Anglesea streets.

5 great reasons to take the bus

  1. No more wasting valuable time trying to find a parking space.
  2. Take away the stress of driving – sit back, relax and enjoy being driven.
  3. Catch up on your messages and emails while you travel.
  4. Enjoy the banter on the bus with the other regulars.
  5. It’s cost-effective, reliable and we go right through your neighbourhood.

Some key facts you might not know about our BUSIT service

  • There are over 1000 bus stops in Hamilton.Waikato Regional Council provides 38 bus routes throughout the region.
  • With a BUSIT card, adult fares are only $2.40 and child fares are $1.70.
  • Most bus services in Hamilton operate 365 days of the year.
  • There were 4,125,517 trips made on the region’s buses in the last 12 months.
  • There are hundreds of wheelchair journeys made on the buses each month.
  • 8 bus routes travel to Westfield Chartwell.
  • The free CBD shuttle runs every 10 minutes.
  • All of our bus fleet is fully accessible for wheelchair user