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Car Free Day: Catch the bus on us. Friday 20 September.

Celebrate car free day with us.

Whangārei residents, leave your car at home and catch the bus on us as part of World Carfree Day!

Carfree Day sees people all over the globe encouraged to do without their vehicles for 24 hours in favour of cycling, walking and public transport.

CityLink are offering free trips from 6:00am to 6:30pm on Friday, 20 September 2019

Come down and say hi to some of the team at Rose St terminus, who will be giving away small giveaways to mark the day.

Every CityLink trip departs from Rose Street Bus Terminus in the central city, travels a circular route out to a suburb and returns to Rose St.The “Track Your Bus” tab will give you a live update of where your bus is on your route and time it is due at your stop. Select “all Routes” for an overall picture of the CityLink service or select the number corresponding with your route to get update on your next bus.

Changes to the CityLink bus ticket system meant existing Snapper cards are unable to be used on the service

Interim fares will be $2 adult and $1 child/high school student in uniform or with secondary school ID. (Please note, no uniform or ID,  no $1 fare)

Service changes due to law changes around driver breaks

We apologise for any inconvenience however the following trips will be impacted as new rules around driver meal breaks is introduced.


Route Timetable Start Actual time
3 8:00 Rose Street 8:05
1 8:15 Rose Street 8:22
3 8:30 Rose Street 8:40
2 8:35 Rose Street 8:40
4 8:35 Rose Street 8:42
1 8:45 Rose Street 8:55
6 9:00 Rose Street 9:05
1 9:15 Rose Street 9:20
3A 9:15 Rose Street 9:20
2 9:15 Rose Street 9:20
5A 9:30 Rose Street 9:37
1 9:45 Rose Street 9:55
2 10:15 Rose Street 10:20
5 12:00 Rose Street 12:05
2 12:15 Rose Street 12:20
1 12:45 Rose Street 12:50
6 13:00 Rose Street 13:07
1 16:15 Rose Street 16:20
8 16:40 Rose Street 16:47
3A 17:00 Rose Street 17:10
2 17:15 Rose Street 17:25
8 17:15 Rose Street 17:20
3 17:15 Rose Street 17:22
1 17:45 Rose Street 17:55
6 18:00 Rose Street 18:10
3A 18:00 Rose Street 18:05
2 18:15 Rose Street 18:20

Service Updates (1)

CityLink reintroduces Okara loop route

Fares cost $1 per trip and the route runs from Rose Street back to Rose Street with stops at The Hub (Town Basin), The Warehouse (Port Road entrance), MegaSurf and Porowini Ave (outside Pacific Ford Group).

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