COVID-19 Notice:

Under Alert Level 2 Our BusSmart City runs will be returning to the normal weekday timetable from 6.45am Thursday 14th May.

Please note that physical distancing will be required on BusSmart City buses, and please follow the seating instructions displayed onboard.

BusSmart School bus runs will be returning to service on Monday 18th May.  

ALL STUDENTS wishing to catch a BusSmart School Bus service need to contact their school and advise the bus route or routes that will be used to get to and from school.

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.

COVID-19 Information

NZTA Factsheet For Public Transport Users 17 March 2020

Key messages for Public Transport 17 March 2020

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:

WL – Waikiwi Link
WC – Windsor Comet
HS – Heidelberg Star
KC – Kew Connection


BusSmart Cards

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

Windsor Comet map
Heidelberg Star map
Kew Connection map
Waikiwi Link map



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.


School routes

Maps and details of the schools’ service are available in the following printable files:

Clarendon School Route
Clifton School Route
Hargest School Route (afternoons)
Newfield School Route
Waikiwi School Route
Windsor School Route

Bee Card

Find out more at www.BeeCard.co.nz   

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Bus Smart Card

Bus Smart Card cards are convenient and easy to use. Using the card means you do not have to carry cash for bus fares – and that you automatically get a discount on the fares. The cards work like a phone card in that you can “load” money on to the card to use for bus travel, […]

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Heidelberg Star

Details for the Heidelberg Star route – and print your own map

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Kew Connection

Details for the Kew Connection – and print your own map

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