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School Holidays

Monday 8 July – Friday 19 July

There will be no SchoolLink services during the school holidays.

SchoolLink services return to a normal timetable on Monday 22 July.


There’s a new dedicated bus service for some intermediate and high school students in Whangārei.

SchoolLink is an exciting new service from the CityLink team that started on Monday 17 June 2024.

The new SchoolLink service aims to provide students with an easy journey to and from school, while freeing up space at peak times on CityLink buses for commuters, families and seniors.

Standard fares apply: 5 – 18 years are $1, using a Bee Card.

There will be five SchoolLink routes through the city, direct to schools in the morning, and then back in the afternoon. SchoolLink routes do not stop at Rose Street bus terminus.

SchoolLink (SL) routes

  • SL1 Onerahi to Whangārei Intermediate
  • SL2 Onerahi to Kamo High School
  • SL4 Raumanga to Whangārei Boys and Girls High
  • SL5 Raumanga to Tikipunga High
  • SL6 Raumanga to Kamo High

An additional route, SL3 Onerahi to Whangārei Boys and Girls High, is also under consideration. Students on this route should continue to use the existing bus provided by the Ministry of Education for now.

Check out the timetables here  TIMETABLES

SchoolLink services are Bee Card services, just like CityLink, so remember to tap on and keep your card topped up. You can get a BeeCard online BEE CARD

SchoolLink services are exclusively for school students. Please note that live tracking is not available for this service.

Ekea pahi ki te kura, taputapu kē! Ride the bus to school, it’s cool!

If you have questions you can email the CityLink team  on citylink@nrc.govt.nz

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CityLink fares have changed for children & young people – 1 May 2024

The government has announced that public transport fares are changing. This change happened on 1 May 2024

Before 1 May 2024 Community Connect concessions still applied, so children under 12 were free and young people aged 12-24 travelled for half price.

After 1 May 2024, CityLink will go back to flat fares: 

  • Infants 0-4 years old – FREE 
  • Children 5-18 years  – $1 
  • Adult 18 years and over – $2 

The easiest way to pay on CityLink buses is with a Bee Card. You can get one online at Beecard website or come to the Rose Street bus office.

If your tamariki use a Bee Card, remember it may need topping up before the changes on 1 May.

Community Service Card holders and SuperGold Card holders are unaffected by the changes.

Rose Street bus hub upgrade – Stage 2

The next phase of the Rose Street bus station upgrade is on its way!

Stage 1 was completed in July 2022, with new bus shelters, safer pedestrian access and new bus stops.

Stage 2 is to demolish the existing bus hub buildings and replace them with new public toilets, staff facilities, ticketing office and covered seating area. A new pedestrian link between Rose and Vine Streets will provide a safer connection into the city centre. The new bus hub facilities will improve user experience and encourage new users onto public transport.

The upgrade is funded by Waka Kotahi, with the works carried out by Whangārei District Council, working with Northland Regional Council. You can find more info at WDC website.

View of the new bus terminal connection with Vine Street car park

Roadworks Temporary Bus Stop – Three Mile Bush Road

January 2024 – May 2024 there will be roadworks on Three Mile Bush Road, and Clark Road in Kamo.
There will be a temporary traffic management team working, which could disrupt traffic flow on Three Mile Bush Road.
A temporary Bus Stop at 33 Three Mile Bush Road will be put into place during that time.

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It’s important to us that you are receiving the best possible public transport service. If you have feedback or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.

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