Bus information - Dunedin

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Bus timetables and running times
Bus stops and shelters
School bus information 
Public holidays
Road closures
Wheelchair accessible buses
Lost property

Bus timetables and running times

View the bus timetable

Weekday daytime and Saturday routes map (PNG, 983KB)

Weekday evening, Sunday, public holiday routes map (PNG, 704KB)

For assistance with bus timetables, phone the bus call centre 474 0287, 8am – 6pm Monday – Friday; 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Apart from the initial departure point on each inward/outward bus service, times shown in the bus timetable are estimates only.

Any time shown for an intermediate stop is only a guide, although every endeavour will be made to keep to the times and routes set out in the timetable.

When waiting for a bus at any stop other than a terminus, passengers should ensure they allow for the possibility that a bus might be running several minutes early or late, depending on traffic conditions.

When waiting at a bus stop, PLEASE SIGNAL THE DRIVER

In extreme weather, to obtain information about any changes to bus timetables, please phone the bus call center 474 0287. 

Bus stops and shelters

For any enquiries about the location of bus stops and shelters, please phone the bus call centre, on 474 0287.

School bus information

ORC contracts some weekday bus services to/from Dunedin schools, listed below. These services can also be used by the general public.

For details of other school services run commercially by bus companies or arranged by schools themselves, please contact the bus company or school concerned.

Services to Logan Park High School (LPHS)

  • From Pine Hill – this service leaving Pine Hill at 8:35am travels via Dundas Street and LPHS (route 5D).
  • From Port Chalmers – all services stop near the stadium site (route 13); the 8:15am travels via Butts Road to LPHS, then via Clyde Street.

Services from Logan Park High School

  • To Wakari/Helensburgh – service leaves LPHS at 3:34pm and travels via Anzac Avenue and the Octagon (route 51C).
  • To Pine Hill – service leaves LPHS at 3:35pm (route 6E).
  • To Roslyn / Maori Hill – service leaves LPHS at 3:38pm and travels via the University (route 48A).

After school services for other schools

  • A service leaves Dunedin North Intermediate at 3:05pm for Pine Hill (route 6D).
  • Services between Corstorphine and Lookout Point pick up at Macandrew Intermediate at 3:15pm, then Kings and Queens High Schools after school at approximately 3.20pm (route 40C).
  • The service to Waverley starts at Bayfield at 3.05pm. Other Waverley services pick up from the bus stop outside Bayfield High School (route 20 – see Waverley timetable).
  • The service to Waverley travels via Tahuna Intermediate, stopping there at approximately 3.20pm (route 20A).
  • The service to Waverley stops outside Kings and Queens High Schools at 3:30pm.
  • Palmerston-Dunedin service links to Otago Boys High School and Otago Girls High School – see Palmerston timetable for details.

Public holidays

Services will not operate on the following public holidays:
  • Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday.

Public holiday timetables apply for:

  • January 1st, 2nd and associated observed statutory holidays
  • Waitangi Day, 6 February
  • Easter Monday
  • Anzac Day, 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday Monday
  • Labour Day
  • Boxing Day, 26 December and associated observed Statutory Holidays.

Because Otago Anniversary Day (the closest Monday to 23 March) is observed inconsistently, notice of the services to be provided will be published in the Otago Daily Times public notices in the week(s) prior to its various observances.  

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Road closures

In the event of road closures and/or detours caused by roadworks, bus services will be re-routed as close to normal routes as possible. Road closures are listed on the Dunedin City Council's website.

When events/parades close the central roadway between north and south entrances to Moray Place, the following detours will be put in place:
Buses travelling north to Normanby, Pine Hill, Opoho, Garden Village, Maori Hill/Roslyn via the University will turn right off Princes Street into Moray Place, continue round the east side of Moray Place and turn right onto George Street and then continue on their normal routes. There will be temporary bus stops outside Bracken Court and in George Street just past the Moray Place intersection.

Buses travelling to Brockville, Halfway Bush, Wakari/Helensburgh will turn right off Princes Street into Moray Place and continue round Moray Place, past the Public Library and Town Hall, then turn right up into Stuart Street and continue on their normal routes. There will be temporary stops outside Bracken Court and in the parking bay outside the steps up to the Public Library on the west side of Moray Place.

Buses travelling south and to Bradford/Belleknowes, Balaclava and Kenmure will turn right off George Street into Moray Place at the Public Library corner and continue around the west side of Moray Place, turning right into Princes Street and then continuing on their normal routes. There will be temporary stops in the parking bay outside the steps up to the Public Library on the west of Moray Place and in Princes Street just past Otago House.

Alternative routes for major parades (e.g. Festival Procession) that close significant lengths of George and Princes Streets will be advertised, as will long-term detours resulting from roadworks.

All road closures are listed on Dunedin City Council’s website.

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Every endeavour will be made to keep to the time and routes as set out in the timetable. However, no responsibility is accepted for any loss or expense incurred by any person because of delay or irregularity which may occur for any reason whatsoever.

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Wheelchair accessible buses

All contracted buses in the Dunedin urban public transport network are superlow floor and wheelchair accessible (apart from the 5.15pm weekday bus to Ravensbourne hills). Non-contracted commercial service wheelchair accessability varies from bus to bus depending on the size of the wheelchair. Contact the bus company for more information.

Dunedin routes which are commercial:

  • St Clair - Normanby, Monday to Saturday
  • Brockville - Halfway Bush to city, Monday to Friday
  • St Kilda to city, monday to Friday

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Some weekday (before 6.30pm) and Saturday services provide limited bicycle carriage facilities (up to two bikes).

These are:

Pine Hill - City - Lookout Point

Shiel Hill - City

Opoho - City

Concord - Kaikorai Valley - University

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Lost property

For lost property phone the bus call centre on 474 0287.

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Lodge complaints or other feedback to the bus call centre. Include your full name, details of the time, date, particular service, fleet number and the driver's name or number (if possible). These details are listed on your bus receipt.

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