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Bus service and timetable

GizzyBus operates 4 bus routes from the city centre to outer suburbs Monday to Friday 7am - 5.15pm.  The bus terminal is on the corner of Bright Street and Gladstone Road in the CBD.

There is no weekend or public holiday service.

We don't have a bus service for rural or coastal townships.

For the school bus service, visit the Waka Kura page

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Cost to ride on GizzyBus

Using a Bee Card is cheaper than cash.

  • Adult - one way $2.20 cash, $2 with Bee Card
  • Child - one way $1.60 cash, $1.50 with the Bee Card
  • Under 5s - free
  • SuperGold - free between 9am - 3pm. Tap your Bee Card
  • Same day transfer within 90 minutes is free.

A child fare is ages 5-18 inclusive. The Waka Kura concession can’t be used on the GizzyBus city service.

Transfer free from one GizzyBus to another within 90 minutes.

Free transfers do not apply to return journeys.

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Bus timetable

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Bus routes

Route 1A. City - Hospital - Te Hapara - City

For all the stops along the route - see Timing Stops for Route 1A [PDF, 779 KB]
Bus drivers will try to keep to the times. But be aware the bus may be running a few minutes early or late, depending on traffic. The departure times from the city centre will always be on time.

  AMAM PMPMPM
LeavesBright Street7.459.4511.451.453.455.15
viaBallance Street7.559.5511.551.553.555.15
 Hospital8.0510.0512.052.054.055.20
Aberdeen Rd
Te Wiremu
8.2010.2012.202.204.205.30
ArrivesBright Street8.3010.3012.302.304.305.55

Route 1B. City - Desmond Rd - Elgin - City

For all the stops along the route seeTiming Stops for Route 1B [PDF, 807 KB]
Please note these timing stops are not guaranteed.

  AMAMAMPMPMPM
LeavesBright Street7.008.4510.4512.452.455.15
viaDesmond Road7.108.5510.5512.552.555.20
 Rugby Park7.209.0511.051.053.055.30
 Elgin Shops7.309.1511.151.153.155.35
ArrivesBright Street7.459.3011.301.303.305.45

Route 2A. City - Kaiti - Tamarau - City

For all the stops along the route seeTiming Stops for Route 2A [PDF, 839 KB]
Bus drivers will try to keep to the times. But be aware the bus may be running a few minutes early or late, depending on traffic. The departure times from the city centre will always be on time.

  AMAMAM AM  PMPMPMPM
LeavesBright Street7.459.009.4510.4511.4512.451.453.455.10
viaKaiti Mall7.559.109.5510.5511.5512.551.553.555.20
 Heath Johnston
Park
8.059.2010.0511.0512.051.052.054.055.25
 De Lautour
Shops
8.209.3510.2011.2012.201.202.204.205.35
ArrivesBright Street8.309.4510.3011.3012.301.302.304.305.45

Route 2B. City - Elgin - Hospital - City

For all the stops along the route see Timing Stops for Route 2B [PDF, 819 KB]
Please note these timing stops are not guaranteed. 

  AMAMAMAM PMPMPMPM
LeavesBright
Street
7.008.459.4510.4511.4512.451.452.455.15
viaYMCA7.058.50 9.5010.5011.5012.501.502.505.20
 Elgin
Shops 
7.159.00 10.0011.0012.001.002.003.005.25
 Hospital7.309.15 10.1511.1512.151.15 2.153.155.30
ArrivesBright
Street
7.459.30 10.3011.3012.301.30 2.303.305.45

Bus routes on GIS map

About wheelchair, pushchair and bikes

GizzyBuses are wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Please let the driver know that you require assistance and an accessibility ramp will be lowered for you. There's pushchair and wheelchair space allocated on the bus.

Put your bike on the bus

All GizzyBuses are fitted with bike racks.  There's no extra cost to put your bike on a GizzyBus.  You're responsible to load and unload your own bike, just signal the driver that you want to use the bike rack.