Service updates


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Potential delays in Hamilton East

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Potential delays in Hamilton East

  • DATE: 25 May 2017 to 25 September 2017

Due to the roadworks around Cobham Drive, there has been an increase in traffic around the Clyde Street area. This is leading to delays to a number of buses, in particular the Orbiter and 2 Silverdale services.

We apologise for these delays and are trying our hardest to keep buses to schedule. 


Catch a free rugby shuttle and support the Chiefs!

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Free Stadium shuttle to the rugby

  • DATE: 3 March 2017 to 15 July 2017

BUSIT to Chiefs home games

BUSIT's free rugby shuttle will operate to Chiefs home games at FMG Stadium Waikato this season.

The free bus runs for an hour before the game, and leaves from Hood St (outside the Knox St carpark). The bus departs approximately every 10 minutes and travels via Victoria, Ulster and Abbotsford streets to the ground. Passengers will be picked up from any official bus stop along the way.

Buses will depart directly after the final whistle on Tristram Street near the Mill St intersection. They travel back to the CBD via Anglesea, Knox and Victoria streets. Drop offs will be made at any official bus stop.

The games are on the following dates and times at FMG Stadium Waikato:

Date Game Kick off Shuttle starts 
Saturday 3 June Chiefs vs Waratahs 5.05pm 4.05pm
Saturday 15 July Chiefs vs Brumbies 5.15 pm 4.15 pm

rugby shuttle route map


University concession

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University fares now apply

  • DATE: 1 May 2017

The University of Waikato student and staff concession is now in operation.

From Wednesday 1 February all University of Waikato students and staff will receive a 30% discount on adult BUSIT card fares. This makes travel in Hamilton $1.70 - and is valid at all times to all locations on BUSIT services - not just to and from campus.

Regional services - for example from Huntly to Hamilton will also have a 30% discount applied.

So give bus travel a go - get a BUSIT card and start travelling cheaper - all you need to do is show the driver your University of Waikato staff or student ID and the discount will be applied to your BUSIT card fare. 

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Traffic congestion

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  • DATE: 15 May 2017

Due to high volumes of traffic throughout parts of Hamilton in the moring and afternoon peak times, buses are sometimes experiencing delays. 

This is a particular issue for buses that use Hukanui, Peachgrove, Clyde and Knighton roads. 

We apologise for these delays and are looking into solutions to keep the buses to their timetables. 


New buses are coming...

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Some of our buses are being swapped out, and they might be different colours than you're used to. Please check you've got the right bus.

  • DATE: 24 May 2017 to 31 December 2017

We’re working towards a fully refurbished, and new, bus fleet by early 2018. This means some of our buses are being swapped out now for repainting, replacing seats, and installing CCTV, on-board screens and WIFI.

Because of this preparation work, different coloured buses may be operating across the network.

Please check the bus destination sign to ensure you’ve got the right bus.

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