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List of bus routes in the Wellington Region

This is a list of Greater Wellington Regional Council contracted bus routes in the Wellington Region, operated under the banner of the Metlink public transport network, as well as commercially operated commuter services. There are approximately 100 bus routes in total across the region.

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Route numbersEdit

Route numbers are generally classified by area: routes 1-29 are Wellington City routes, 30-39 are express and peak-only routes, 50-59 and 60 are Newlands routes, 80-99 are commercial routes, 110-119 are Upper Hutt City routes, 120-199 are Lower Hutt City routes, 200-209 are Wairarapa routes, 220-239 are Porirua City routes, 250-299 are Kapiti Coast routes, and 300-999 are school bus routes or other special routes.

From July 2018, many Wellington City routes were shortened to connect with high-frequency spine routes at bus hubs, but extend to the city centre at peak times.[1] For example, the usual route 19 service in Johnsonville connects with the route 1 service during the day, but extends to Wellington City in the peak time as route 19e. These extended routes sometimes differ from other peak-only routes by running in both directions at peak (although some do only run in one direction). An 'x' suffix generally means that the service is an express service and does not stop at all the bus stops along the route.

Prior to 2018, routes 40-49 were used for routes in Wellington City's north-western suburbs, and prior to 2011 Porirua City routes were numbered from 60-69 and Kapiti Coast routes from 70-79. Other services, like the railway lines, cable car, and harbour ferry, are given lettered route numbers (for example, the Melling Line is MEL).

Route operatorsEdit

Under the new Public Transport Operating Model, all Wellington Region bus routes were put out to tender in 2016.[2] All tendered routes in Wellington City were awarded to Tranzit Group, and all direct appointment routes in Wellington City and Eastbourne remain with NZ Bus and Newlands Coach Services. Uzabus won all tendered routes on the Kapiti Coast, and Tranzit Group (under the brand Tranzurban) won all tendered routes in the Hutt Valley and Porirua and remained the bus operator in the Wairarapa.[3][4]

List of routesEdit

High frequency (every 10-15 minutes)
Operates infrequently (less than one service each way per hour)
Operates at peak times only

Wellington City routes from 2018Edit

These bus routes, which came into operation on 15 July 2018, operate within the Wellington City area.[5] Previously, Wellington City services (with the exception of Newlands and Johnsonville services) were operated entirely by GO Wellington.

Route Route name Start Via End Operator Days of operation Notes
1 North-South Spine Island Bay - The Parade Wellington Hospital, Courtenay Place, Wellington station, Johnsonville Johnsonville West, Churton Park, and Grenada North Tranzit Group Mon-Sun Splits into three half-hourly routes at the Johnsonville end. Operates with double deckers.
2 East-West Spine Karori - Karori Park Courtenay Place, Kilbirnie, Miramar Seatoun NZ Bus Mon-Sun
3 Lyall Bay/Rongotai Wellington Station Courtenay Place, Taranaki St, Wellington Hospital, Kilbirnie Rongotai and Lyall Bay NZ Bus Mon-Sun Splits into two 20-minute frequency routes at the Kilbirnie end.
7 Kingston Wellington Station Brooklyn Kingston Tranzit Group Mon-Sun Operates with double deckers. Half-hourly on Sundays.
12 Strathmore Park - Kilbirnie Kilbirnie Miramar Shops Strathmore Park NZ Bus Mon-Sun Timetabled connection with 2 service at Kilbirnie.
12e Strathmore Park (extension) Wellington Station Kilbirnie, Miramar Shops Strathmore Park NZ Bus Mon-Fri Peak-only extension of the 12 service.
13 Mairangi Brandon Street Karori Tunnel, Northland Mairangi - Norwich Street NZ Bus Mon-Fri
14 Wilton/Hataitai Wilton Wadestown, Wellington Station, Courtenay Place, Roseneath Hataitai NZ Bus Mon-Sun
17 Kowhai Park - Brooklyn Brooklyn Library Kowhai Park Tranzit Group Mon-Sun Timetabled connection with 7 service at Brooklyn.
17e Kowhai Park (extension) Wellington Station Brooklyn Library Kowhai Park Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Peak-only extension of the 17 service.
18 Miramar Darlington Road, Miramar Miramar Shops NZ Bus Mon-Sun Every 10 minutes. Timetabled connection with 2 service at Miramar Shops.
18e Miramar (extension) Darlington Road, Miramar Miramar Shops, Kilbirnie, Wellington Hospital, Massey University, Ghuznee Street, Victoria University Karori Park NZ Bus Mon-Sun Hourly extension of the 18 service.
19 Churton Park Johnsonville Churton Park Tranzit Group Mon-Sun
19e Churton Park (extension) Brandon Street Wellington Station, Johnsonville Churton Park Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Peak-only extension of the 19 service.
20 Mt Victoria Courtenay Place Mt Victoria Kilbirnie NZ Bus Mon-Fri
21 Wrights Hill/Kelburn Courtenay Place Ghuznee Street, Victoria University, Karori Tunnel, Wrights Hill Karori Mall NZ Bus Mon-Sun Every 10 minutes to Victoria University, half-hourly to Karori.
22 Kelburn/Northland Wellington Station The Terrace, Victoria University, Karori Tunnel, Mairangi, Khandallah Johnsonville Go Ahead Mon-Sun Every 10 minutes to Victoria University, half-hourly to Mairangi, hourly to Johnsonville (Mon-Fri).
23 Houghton Bay/Kingston Kingston Terminus Wellington Hospital, Wellington Zoo Houghton Bay Tranzit Group Mon-Sun
23e Houghton Bay (extension) Wellington Station Courtenay Place, Wellington Hospital, Wellington Zoo Houghton Bay Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Peak-only extension of the 23 service. Not via Kingston. Operates with double deckers.
24 Maupuia/Evans Bay/Broadmeadows Miramar Shops Mt Crawford, Maupuia, Kilbirnie, Oriental Parade, Courtenay Place, Wellington Station, Khandallah, Broadmeadows Johnsonville Tranzit Group Mon-Sun
25 Khandallah/Aro Valley/Highbury Khandallah Ngaio Gorge Rd, Wellington Station, Aro Valley Highbury Terminus Pennywise Coachways Mon-Sun
26 Ngaio Brandon Street Ngaio Khandallah Pennywise Coachways Mon-Fri Peak-only route
28 Beacon Hill Shuttle Strathmore Shops Beacon Hill NZ BUS Mon-Fri Peak-only route, timetabled connection with 30x service at Strathmore shops.
29 Owhiro Bay/Southgate Brooklyn Library Happy Valley, Owhiro Bay, Island Bay, Southgate, Berhampore, Wellington Hospital John Street - Hutchison Terminus Tranzit Group Mon-Sun
29e Owhiro Bay (extension) Wellington Station Brooklyn Library, Happy Valley Owhiro Bay Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Peak-only extension of the 29 service (Owhiro Bay end).
29e Southgate (extension) Wellington Station Wellington Hospital, Berhampore, Southgate Island Bay Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Peak-only extension of the 29 service (Southgate end). Operates with double deckers.
30x Moa Point/Scorching Bay express Wellington Station Miramar Shops, Strathmore Shops, Seatoun Moa Point and Scorching Bay NZ Bus Mon-Fri Peak-only express service, alternates between two Seatoun terminii.
31x Miramar North express Wellington Station Miramar Shops Miramar North Road NZ Bus Mon-Fri Peak-only express service.
32x Houghton Bay express Wellington Station Island Bay via Adelaide Road Houghton Bay Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Peak-only express service. Operates with double deckers.
33 Karori South Brandon Street Karori Tunnel, Karori Mall Karori South - Hazlewood Avenue NZ Bus Mon-Fri Peak-only service.
34 Karori West Brandon Street Karori Tunnel, Karori Mall Karori West - Montgomery Avenue NZ Bus Mon-Fri Peak-only service.
35 Hataitai Wellington Station Courtenay Place, Hataitai Bus Tunnel Hataitai NZ Bus Mon-Fri Peak-only service.
36 Lyall Bay Wellington Station Courtenay Place, Hataitai Bus Tunnel, Kilbirnie Lyall Bay NZ BUS Mon-Fri Peak-only service.
36a Kilbirnie - Wellington Kilbirnie Hataitai Bus Tunnel, Courtenay Place Wellington Station NZ Bus Mon-Fri The first weekday morning service for route 36 has a different number.[6]
37 Wrights Hill Brandon Street The Terrace, Victoria University, Karori Tunnel, Wrights Hill Karori Mall NZ Bus Mon-Fri Peak-only service.
52 Johnsonville via Newlands Courtenay Place Wellington Station, Hutt Road, Newlands Road, Newlands Park, Baylands Drive, Woodridge - Kentwood Drive, Helston Road Johnsonville Newlands Coach Services Mon-Sun
56 Johnsonville via Paparangi Courtenay Place Wellington Station, Hutt Road, Newlands Road, Newlands Park, Helston Road Johnsonville Newlands Coach Services Mon-Fri Southbound only AM peak, northbound only PM peak
57 Woodridge Courtenay Place Wellington Station, Hutt Road, Newlands Road, Newlands Park Woodridge - Kentwood Drive Newlands Coach Services Mon-Fri Southbound only AM peak, northbound only PM peak
58 Baylands Courtenay Place Wellington Station, Hutt Road, Newlands Road, Newlands Park Baylands Drive Newlands Coach Services Mon-Fri Southbound only AM peak, northbound only PM peak
60 Porirua/Tawa/Johnsonville Porirua Kenepuru Hospital, Tawa Johnsonville Mana Coach Services Mon-Sun
60e Porirua/Tawa/Johnsonville (extension) Porirua Kenepuru Hospital, Tawa, Johnsonville, Wellington Station Courtenay Place Mana Coach Services Mon-Fri Peak-only extension of the 60 service.

Commercially operated routesEdit

A number of commercial routes (mainly commuter services) are operated between the Hutt Valley and other parts of the region. The bus routes are not run as part of the Regional Council network and do not follow the Metlink fare structure, but timetables are branded Metlink. The Hutt Valley-Wellington commuter services will be reviewed in late 2018, after NZ Bus lost the Hutt Valley contracts in June.[7] Most have been taken over by NZ Coach Services in the meantime.[8]

Route Route name Start Via End Operator Days of operation Notes
80N Wainuiomata Commuter Wainuiomata North Courtenay Place NZ Coach Services Mon-Fri Via motorway.
80S Wainuiomata Commuter Wainuiomata South Courtenay Place NZ Coach Services Mon-Fri Via motorway.
90 Stokes Valley Commuter Stokes Valley Courtenay Place NZ Coach Services Mon-Fri Via motorway.
91 Airport Flyer Wellington Airport Kilbirnie, Courtenay Place, Wellington Station, Petone Lower Hutt NZ Bus Mon-Sun Every 10 minutes to Wellington Railway Station, every 20 minutes to Lower Hutt.
92 Upper Hutt Commuter Te Marua Emerald Hill, Brown Owl, Totara Park Courtenay Place NZ Coach Services Mon-Fri Via motorway.
93 Upper Hutt Commuter Timberlea Upper Hutt Station, Fergusson Drive Courtenay Place NZ Coach Services Mon-Fri Via motorway.

Hutt Valley routesEdit

These Hutt Valley routes first came into service on 15 July, 2018.[8][9] Previously, Hutt Valley services were operated entirely by Valley Flyer.

Route Route name Start Via End Operator Days of operation Notes
81 Eastbourne - Wellington Eastbourne Petone Courtenay Place NZ Bus Mon-Fri Via motorway.
83 Eastbourne - Wellington Eastbourne Lower Hutt, Petone Courtenay Place NZ Bus Mon-Sun
84 Gracefield - Wellington Gracefield Petone Courtenay Place NZ Bus Mon-Fri Via motorway, counter-peak.
85x Eastbourne - Wellington express Eastbourne Courtenay Place NZ Bus Mon-Fri Via motorway, express through Petone.
110 Upper Hutt - Petone Petone Lower Hutt, Taita, Stokes Valley Entrance, Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt Emerald Hill Tranzit Group Mon-Sun Every 15 minutes Petone to Upper Hutt, half-hourly to Emerald Hill.
111 Totara Park Totara Park Upper Hutt Station Tranzit Group Mon-Sat
112 Te Marua Plateau Te Marua, Timberlea, Maoribank Upper Hutt Station Tranzit Group Mon-Sat
113 Riverstone Terraces Riverstone Terraces Trentham Upper Hutt Station Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Peak-only service.
114 Poets Block Trentham Station Brentwood Ave, Trentham, Elderslea Upper Hutt Station Tranzit Group Mon-Sat
115 Pinehaven Pinehaven Library Silverstream, Heretaunga, Wallaceville Upper Hutt Station Tranzit Group Mon-Sat
120 Stokes Valley Stokes Valley Taita, Hutt Hospital Lower Hutt Tranzit Group Mon-Sun Half-hourly on Sundays.
121 Valley Heights Stokes Valley Heights Stokes Valley, Pomare, Taita, Naenae, Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt, Waiwhetu Gracefield Tranzit Group Mon-Sat
130 Naenae Naenae Waterloo Interchange, Lower Hutt, Moera Petone Tranzit Group Mon-Sun Half-hourly on Sundays.
145 Belmont Belmont Melling station Lower Hutt Tranzit Group Mon-Sat
150 Western Hills Kelson Waterloo Interchange, Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt, Maungaraki Petone Tranzit Group Mon-Sun
154 Korokoro Korokoro Petone Tranzit Group Mon-Sat
160 Wainuiomata North Wainuiomata Bus Depot Wainuiomata, Wainuiomata North, Waterloo Interchange Lower Hutt Tranzit Group Mon-Sun Combined with 170 provides every-15-minute service to Wainuiomata.
170 Wainuiomata South Homedale Road Wood St, Wainuiomata, Waterloo Interchange Lower Hutt Tranzit Group Mon-Sun Combined with 160 provides every-15-minute service to Wainuiomata.

Wairarapa routesEdit

The Wairarapa is physically separated from Wellington by the Rimutaka Ranges. Connections to Wellington are made by the Wairarapa Connection train from Masterton to Wellington.

Route Route name Start Via End Operator Days of operation Notes
200 Wairarapa Masterton - Church Street Masterton - Queen Street, Carterton, Greytown, Featherston Martinborough Tranzit Group Mon-Sun Connects with the Wairarapa Line railway service at Featherston station. Runs infrequently, but classified as a connector service.
201 Masterton West Loop Masterton - Church Street Cornwall St, Masonic Village, Panama Village, Cole St. Masterton - Church Street Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Routes 201, 202, 203, and 206 are all operated by a single bus on a loop.
202 Masterton South Loop Masterton - Church Street Michael St, York St, High St, Vivian St, South Rd, Chanel College Masterton - Church Street Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Routes 201, 202, 203, and 206 are all operated by a single bus on a loop.
203 Masterton North Loop Masterton - Church Street Wairarapa Hospital, Roberts Rd, Kitchener St, Opaki Rd Masterton - Church Street Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Routes 201, 202, 203, and 206 are all operated by a single bus on a loop.
204 Greytown Woodside Station Greytown Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Shuttle bus to connect Greytown with Wairarapa railway service at Woodside.
206 Masterton East Loop Masterton - Church Street River Rd, Worksop Rd Masterton - Church Street Tranzit Group Mon-Fri Routes 201, 202, 203, and 206 are all operated by a single bus on a loop.

Porirua routesEdit

Most Porirua services connect with the Kapiti Line railway service at Porirua station. The route 60 service connects Wellington City and Porirua City bus services by road (see the Wellington City section). Previously, Porirua services were operated entirely by Mana Coach Services.

Route Route name Start Via End Operator Days of operation Notes
210 Titahi Bay Titahi Bay - Pikarere St Porirua City Centre Porirua Station Tranzit Group Mon-Sun
220 Ascot Park Ascot Park Cannons Creek, Porirua Station, Porirua City Centre Titahi Bay - Gloaming Hill Tranzit Group Mon-Sun High-frequency service (every 15 minutes) between Ascot Park and city centre, half-hourly to Titahi Bay.
226 Elsdon - Sievers Grove Elsdon Porirua City Centre, Porirua Station, Cannons Creek Sievers Grove Tranzit Group Mon-Sat
230 Whitby (The Crowsnest) Whitby - The Crowsnest Spinnaker Drive, Aotea College, Porirua City Centre Porirua Station Tranzit Group Mon-Sun
236 Whitby (Navigation Drive) Whitby - Navigation Drive Whitby Lakes, Oak Avenue, Royal New Zealand Police College, Porirua City Centre Porirua Station Tranzit Group Mon-Sun Some peak-only trips run from Whitby to Paremata station.
300 Whenua Tapu Cemetery Titahi Bay - Richard St Porirua City Centre, Porirua Station, Cannons Creek, Waitangirua Mall Whenua Tapu Cemetery Tranzit Group Last Sunday of every month.

Kapiti Coast routesEdit

Kapiti Coast services are separated from the other urban areas. Paraparaumu services usually terminate at Paraparaumu station, connecting with Kapiti Line trains, and travel via Coastlands Shopping Centre. Waikanae and Otaki services leave from Waikanae station, connecting with Kapiti Line trains there. Previously, Kapiti Coast services (apart from Otaki services) were operated entirely by Mana Coach Services.

Route Route name Start Via End Operator Days of operation Notes
250 Raumati South Paraparaumu Station Coastlands Shopping Centre, Raumati Beach Raumati - Poplar Avenue Uzabus Mon-Sun
251 Paekakariki Paraparaumu Health Centre Paraparaumu Station, Coastlands Shopping Centre, Poplar Ave Paekakariki Uzabus Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
260 Raumati Beach Paraparaumu Station Coastlands Shopping Centre, Paraparaumu Beach Shops Raumati Beach Uzabus Mon-Sun
261 Paraparaumu Beach via Guildford Dr Paraparaumu Station Coastlands Shopping Centre, Guildford Dr Paraparaumu Beach Shops Uzabus Mon-Sun
262 Paraparaumu Beach via Mazengarb Rd Paraparaumu Station Coastlands Shopping Centre, Paraparaumu College Paraparaumu Beach Uzabus Mon-Sun
264 Paraparaumu East Paraparaumu Health Centre Paraparaumu Station, Coastlands Shopping Centre Paraparaumu East - Riwai St. Uzabus Mondays and Wednesdays.
280 Waikanae Beach Waikanae Station Te Moana Rd, Waimea Rd, Reeves St Waikanae Beach Uzabus Mon-Sun Some services extend to Paraparaumu on Mon-Fri.
281 Waikanae Town Loop Waikanae Station Winara Ave, Waikanae Pool Waikanae Station Uzabus Mon-Sun
290 Otaki Waikanae Station Otaki, Te Manuao Rd, Mill Rd, Rangiuru Rd, Marine Pde, Koromiko St Otaki Beach Uzabus Mon-Sun Runs as a loop from Waikanae Station. Some services extend to Paraparaumu on Mon-Fri.
291 Waikanae - Levin Waikanae Station Otaki, Manukau Levin Uzabus Tuesdays and Thursdays. Run in partnership with Horizons Regional Council.

After Midnight routesEdit

Night services run on Saturday and Sunday mornings, outside normal bus hours. Route numbers are prefixed with the letter N, and route names are prefixed with "After Midnight".

All services are one-way going out of central Wellington, except N8 which runs one-way from Lower Hutt to Wellington

Route Route name Operator
N1 After Midnight Island Bay/Lyall Bay Tranzit Group
N2 After Midnight Miramar/Seatoun NZ Bus
N3 After Midnight Karori NZ Bus
N4 After Midnight Khandallah Tranzit Group
N5 After Midnight Newlands Newlands Coach Services
N6 After Midnight Porirua Uzabus
N8 After Midnight to Wellington City Tranzit Group
N22 After Midnight Stokes Valley/Upper Hutt Tranzit Group
N66 After Midnight Wainuiomata Tranzit Group
N88 After Midnight Eastbourne NZ Bus

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ George, Damien (13 July 2018). "Future changes to Wellington's new bus network 'inevitable' despite seven years of planning". The Dominion Post. Fairfax. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Greater Wellington Bus Services Request for Tender" (PDF). Greater Wellington Regional Council. 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ Robinson, Nick (4 May 2017). "Brand new buses headed for Wellington". Greater Wellington Regional Council. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Urban Services". Uzabus. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  5. ^ "New Wellington city bus routes". Metlink. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Timetable for route 36a". Metlink Wellington. 15 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  7. ^ Damian George and Thomas Manch (12 April 2018). "Hutt Valley Airport Flyer and commuter buses look set to be retained". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b "On Our Way: Hutt Valley". Metlink. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  9. ^ Hutton, Catherine (18 June 2018). "'Eerie calm' as nonplussed commuters navigate transport changes". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 27 June 2018.