Bus services

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Local bus services are contracted to the Northland Regional Council.  

They are funded by the Regional Council and Waka Kotahi, and fares paid by passengers.   

There are four bus services for the Whangārei District:

CityLink Whangārei

Routes: Whangārei Central City and Suburbs

Full details of routes, fares and timetables for the CityLink Whangārei services can be found on the CityLink Whangārei website. 

City Link Whangārei (citylinkwhangarei.co.nz)

Bee Card can be used for CityLink Whangārei. Bee Cards cost $5.00 and you can order yours online.

Purchase Bee Card (beecard.co.nz)

Bream Bay Link

Route: Kaiwaka, Mangawhai, Waipū, Ruakaka, Whangārei

The Bream Bay Link bus service runs from Kaiwaka, Mangawhai, Waipū, Ruakaka and Whangārei and operates every Thursday.

Full details of routes, fares and timetables for the Bream Bay Link services can be found on the BusLink website. 

Bus Link (buslink.co.nz)

Whangārei Heads Link

Route: Reotahi Road, McLeod Bay, Parua Bay, Manganese point, Tamatarau, Waikaraka, Rose Street.

The Whangārei Heads Link runs from Whangārei Heads to Whangārei Central every Thursday.

Full details of routes, fares and timetables for the Whangārei Heads Link services can be found on the BusLink website. 

Bus Link (buslink.co.nz)

Hikurangi Link

Route: Rose Street, Kamo Road, Hikurangi

The Hikurangi Link runs from Rose Street to Hikurangi, then to Whangarei Central with a return in the afternoon, every Thursday.

Full details of routes, fares and timetables for the Hikurangi Link services can be found on the BusLink website. 

Bus Link (buslink.co.nz)

You can find information about local bus services on the Northland Regional Council's website.

Getting Around (nrc.govt.nz)

We maintain bus shelters around the city on behalf of the Northland Regional Council. Maintenance includes repairs and removal of graffiti where it occurs.

You can report damage or maintenance issues to roading structures, such as bus shelters.

Report an issue

Location of bus stops

Where bus stops and shelters are erected is based upon a number of criteria.

  • a list of proposed sites is compiled from the Northland Regional Council, the bus company and the public. These sites can be influenced by a change in bus routes or extra routes being included
  • passengers volumes are then considered – this can define the sort of shelter required
  • sufficient space available for pull off bays and space for a shelter
  • planning issues and timing to implement.

The planning issues are around consultation with the community on the proposed stops and consultation with any immediately affected parties where the proposed shelter is to be erected. 

InterCity operate New Zealand’s largest passenger transport network with the combined networks of InterCity, GreatSights and GrayLine.

Phone number: 09 583 5780

Email: info@intercity.co.nz

Website: InterCity