The four routes of the BusSmart service provide city-wide coverage (details below). Links to school bus routes are also available on this page. The four main routes begin and end at BusSmart Central outside Reading Cinemas in Dee Street. All BusSmart buses have free Wi-Fi and an onboard information system.
Timetable: The BusSmart services leave BusSmart Central every 45 minutes from 6.45am to 6pm Mondays to Fridays, and from 10.30am to 3pm on Saturdays. There are no services on Sundays and public holidays. See the individual routes (links at left) for more details.
Track YOUR bus!
Just where is YOUR bus? How long will it take to get to YOUR stop? Now you can use your computer, cell phone, smartphone or other devices to get information about when the next bus will arrive at your stop. The TrackaBus service uses Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware and wireless communications technology to track and report the real-time location of buses. The links:
A BusSmart Card entitles you to a discount on fares. See the BusSmart Card page for more details.
Print your own Bus Smart route maps
A bus fare paid by cash is $3, with a bus fare paid by a BusSmart card is $2. These fares apply for all BusSmart City Routes and BusSmart School Routes throughout each day (Monday to Saturday).
These fares are for all passengers: Adult, Child (5-15 years old) or Senior (60 years+) however under-5s are still free, as are SuperGold Card-holders (travelling between 8.55am and 2.55pm). Check the details on this flyer.
- SuperGold card-holders receive FREE off-peak travel IF the holders also have a BusSmart card (the cards will be swiped but no fares will be deducted).
- One Free Transfer between bus services within an hour of the ticket being purchased (with the presentation of your ticket to the driver).
- BusSmart Cards are free for a limited time (usually $5) so if you don’t already have one, see your BusSmart driver for a new BusSmart card today.
Maps and details of the schools’ service are available in the following printable files:
Waikiwi Link and Heidelberg Star will temporarily depart from outside the Invercargill Public Library.
The Windsor Comet and Kew Connection will temporarily depart from outside H & J Smith’s, Tay Street entrance.
This temporary detour of the buses is in effect from Saturday 23 March – Friday 5 April.
BusSmart sincerely apologises for any inconvenience during this time.