Service Updates

  • Far North Link – Temporary suspension of all services 

    Far North Link –  Temporary suspension of all services 

    Due to the recent positive case in Kaitaia and the localised shift to alert level 3,
    for the safety of our passengers, staff and the community, all Far North Buslink services
    have been suspended until Monday 8th of November. This decision will be reviewed
    on Friday 5th November as the situation develops.
    We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • COVID-19 Passenger Announcement – Northland is now at Alert Level 2

    All Buslink services have now returned to normal.  

    COVID-19 passenger guidelines in Alert Level 2: 

    • No social distancing is required but buses are seated passengers only. (No standing passengers).  
    • Buses with a full seated load may go past your stop.  
    • Please continue to scan your QR codes, Register your bus trip here or call us on 0800 002 004.   
    • Face masks or face coverings are mandatory on public transport in Alert Level 2. Visit our face masks / coverings FAQ page for more information. 
    • If not comfortable with new Alert Level 2 rules, please find an alternative to Public Transport. 
  • Super Saturday

    To support Super Saturday this October 16 we’re making it easy to get to COVID-19 vaccinations by offering free bus rides to travel to and from your vaccination.

    No need to show proof – simply tell the driver you’re on your way to or from getting a Covid-19 vaccine and
    mention Super Saturday to ride for free.

    If you require a caregiver to accompany you to attend a vaccine appointment your caregiver
    can also travel for free. Alternatively, if you have dependents that you need to look after
    (eg under 12-years-olds) your dependents can also travel for free.

    Offer applies to CityLink, Mid North Link, Hokianga Link, on all scheduled bus services Saturday, October 16.
    Face masks and scanning QR codes are mandatory when on the bus, at bus terminals and at bus stops. Find out more about Super Saturday at covid19.govt.nz/supersaturday

    For the list of Super Saturday COVID-19 Vaccination Events in Northland:
    https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/community-health-services/community-health/northland-dhb-super-saturday-covid-19-vaccination/

  • COVID-19 Passenger Announcement – Northland is now at Alert Level 3

    Reduced Services for Buslink will remain in place during Alert Level 3. 

    Far North Link 

    Kaitaia (Pak n Save) Service:
    Pak n Save 9:30 / 10:10 / 12:20 / 2:00; Retail Park 9:32 / 10:12 12:22 / 2:02;
    Allen Bell Drive 9:34 /10:14 12:24 / 2:04; Parkdale Cres. 9:36 / 10:16 12:26 /
    2:06; Dunn St. 9:38 / 10:18 12:28 / 2:08;
    Empire St. 9:40 / 10:20 12:30 / 2:10; Melba St. WC 9:42 / 10:22 12:32 / 2:12;
    Te Ahu Back Entrance 9:45 /10:25 12:35 / 2:15; Switzer Home 9:50 / 10:30 / 12:40 /
    2:30; Oxford St. North Tec. 9:52 / 10:32 12:42 /2:22 Hospital 9:55 / 10:35 12:45 / 2:25;
    Pukepoto Rd. 9:57 / 10:37 12:47 / 2:27;  Lake Rd. 9:59 / 10:39 12:49/ 2:29; Williams St.
    10:01 / 10:41 12:51 /2:31 Jamieson Rd. 10:03 /10:43 12:53 / 2:33; Grigg St. 10:05 /
    10:45 12:55 / 2:35
    Mangonui to Kaitaia (Tuesday) departs Wiltons Garage 9:15 am and
    return 12:57 pm depart Hospital (no worker service).
    Ahipara to Kaitaia (Wednesday shoppers service operating as per normal
    9:19 am from Marae) (no workers service).
    Mid North Link
    Shoppers Services as per normal, please contact the operator for further details on
    09 4010193
    Hokianga Link
    Shoppers Services as per normal, please contact the operator for further details on
    021 405 872
    The following bus services are cancelled until Alert Level 2: 
    Bream Bay Link
    Hikurangi Link
    Whangarei Heads Link
  • COVID-19 Passenger Announcement – Northland is now at Alert Level 2.

    All Buslink services have now returned to normal.  

    COVID-19 passenger guidelines in Alert Level 2 

    • No social distancing is required but buses are seated passengers only. (No standing passengers).  
    • Buses with a full seated load may go past your stop.  
    • Please continue to scan your QR codes, Register your bus trip here or call us on 0800 002 004.   
    • Face masks or face coverings are mandatory on public transport in Alert Level 2. Visit our face masks / coverings FAQ page for more information. 
    • If not comfortable with new Alert Level 2 rules, please find an alternative to Public Transport. 

     

  • Alert Level 3 COVID-19 service update

    Reduced Services for Buslink will remain in place during Alert Level 3.     

    Far North Link

    Kaitaia (Pak n Save) Service:

    Pak n Save 9:30 / 10:10 / 12:20 / 2:00; Retail Park 9:32 / 10:12 12:22 / 2:02; Allen Bell Drive 9:34 / 10:14 12:24 / 2:04; Parkdale Cres. 9:36 / 10:16 12:26 / 2:06; Dunn St. 9:38 / 10:18 12:28 / 2:08; Empire St. 9:40 / 10:20 12:30 / 2:10; Melba St. WC 9:42 / 10:22 12:32 / 2:12; Te Ahu Back Entrance 9:45 / 10:25 12:35 / 2:15; Switzer Home 9:50 / 10:30 / 12:40 /2:30; Oxford St. North Tec. 9:52 / 10:32 12:42 / 2:22 Hospital 9:55 / 10:35 12:45 / 2:25; Pukepoto Rd. 9:57 / 10:37 12:47 / 2:27;  Lake Rd. 9:59 / 10:39 12:49 / 2:29; Williams St. 10:01 / 10:41 12:51 / 2:31 Jamieson Rd. 10:03 / 10:43 12:53 / 2:33; Grigg St. 10:05 / 10:45 12:55 / 2:35

    Mangonui to Kaitaia (driver dependent) from Tuesday 24 August operating as per normal. Depart Wiltons Garage 9:15 am and return 12:57 pm depart Hospital (no workers).

    Ahipara to Kaitaia (From Wednesday 25 August shoppers service operating as per normal – 9:19 am from Marae) No workers service.

    Mid North Link  

    Shoppers Services as per normal, please contact the operator for further details on 09 4010193 

    Hokianga Link  

    Shoppers Services as per normal, please contact the operator for further details on 021 405 872 

    The following services are cancelled until Alert Level 2:

    Bream Bay Link
    Hikurangi Link
    Whangārei Heads Link

  • Easter Services Update

    Buslink’s service hours will change over the Easter weekend:

    • No services on Good Friday (Friday, April 2)

    • All bus services will operate on a normal Saturday timetable on Saturday April 3.

    • No services on Sunday, April 4 (Easter Sunday).

    • No services on or Easter Monday (Monday, April 5).

    • All bus services will return to normal timetabled services on Tuesday, April 6.

  • Christmas Timetables

    24 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021

    It’s the silly season!  We have an update on our services over the Christmas holidays, please note some of our usual services will not be running during this time.

    CityLink:

    Thursday 24 Dec – Normal services are FREE

    Friday 25 Dec – No services

    Saturday 26 Dec – All services, normal timetables

    Sunday 27 Dec and Monday 28 Dec – No services

    29, 30 and 31 Dec – All services, normal timetables

    Friday 1 Jan 2021 – No services

    Saturday 2 Jan 2021  – Normal services

    Sunday 3 Jan 2021 and Monday 4 Jan 2021 – No services

    Far North:

    Free Service on Thursday 24 December.

    No services from Friday 25 December to Sunday 10 January, services return on Monday 11 January.

    Mid North and Hokianga:

    Free Service on Thursday 24 December

    Between 26th December 2020 and 2 January 2021 the route from Omapere to Kaikohe (Route 1) and Kaikohe to Kerikeri/Waipapa (Route 2) will operate as normal.

    There will be no service from Kaikohe to Kerikeri via Paihia/Waitangi on these days.

    Bream Bay Link:

    Free service on Thursday 24 December, services run as normal from Thursday 31 December.

    Hikurangi Link and Whangarei Heads Link:

    Free Service on Thursday 24 December, services run as normal from Thursday 31 December.

    Merry Christmas from Waka Kotahi and Northland Regional Council.

  • COVID-19 Bus services update

    Northland is at Alert Level 1

    It is not a requirement to wear a face mask on public transport, but it is encouraged. A mask or face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It is important not to touch your mask or face and then your face with your hands while you are wearing it.

    Remember to be kind. Together we can stop the spread of Covid-19:

    • Masks limit the chance of Covid-19 spreading in places where it is often harder to distance yourself from people you don’t know.
    • Our transport services are still running on the normal timetable. Changes may occur at short notice.
    • Stay home if you are sick.
  • All

    Covid 19 Update – Protect others, protect yourself

    As at noon Wednesday 12 August, Northland is at Covid-19 Alert Level 2.  All BusLink services are continuing to run as normal with new procedures in place for ensuring the safety of passengers and drivers.

    The key information about services is outlined below.

    Face masks and coverings

    Protect others, protect yourself – Face coverings or masks will be mandatory for anyone using public transport as of Monday 31 August 2020.  Face coverings such as a bandana or a scarf can be used if you do not have a mask.

    Masks limit the chance of Covid-19 spreading in places where it is often harder to distance yourself from people you don’t know.

    Please ensure that from Monday 31 August that before boarding any public transport that you’re wearing a mask or face covering.

    Tips to keep you safe:

    • Keep 1 meter apart – Stay safe, keep your distance from others while you wait for the bus
    • Use the window seats if possible
    • Avoid direct contact with the driver
    • Keep a 2-metre distance from people at all times
    • If you are travelling with a friend or family member it is ok to sit together
    • Stay home if you are sick.

    Covid-19 Updates

    The best place to find the latest information about the COVID-19 situation in New Zealand is on the Ministry of Health’s website and the Government’s main COVID-19 website.

    Your cooperation is crucial if New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 is to be effective.  Remember to be kind. Together we can stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Mid North Links 1, 2 and 3 and the Hokianga Link

    Changes to Mid-North and Hokianga Link services

    1 May 2019

    Please check the updated timetables for the new times and services available from 1 May 2019