Public holidays

Orbus services do not operate on some public holidays and in Dunedin services are reduced on certain public holidays.

 

Orbus Dunedin Public Holidays

Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day are the only public holidays that the Orbus Dunedin bus service does not operate on.

However, on other public holidays, including observed public holidays, we run the public holiday schedule which is the same as a Sunday schedule.

 

Orbus Dunedin Public Holiday bus schedule 

Day

Service type

ANZAC Day - 25 April 2022 Public holiday timetable (Sunday level of service).
Queen's Birthday - 6 June 2022 Public holiday timetable (Sunday level of service).
Matariki - 24 June 2022 Public holiday timetable (Sunday level of service).
Labour Day - 24 October 2022 Public holiday timetable (Sunday level of service).
Christmas Day - 25 December 2022 No bus services running.​
Observed Christmas Day - 27 December 2022 Public holiday timetable (Sunday level of service).
Boxing Day - 26 December 2022 Public holiday timetable (Sunday level of service).
   
2023
New Years Day - 1 January 2023 Public holiday timetable (Sunday level of service).
Day after New Years Day - 2 January 2023 Public holiday timetable (Sunday level of service).
Observed New Years Day - 3 January 2023 Public holiday timetable (Sunday level of service).

 

Orbus Queenstown Public Holidays

Christmas Day is the only public holiday that the Orbus Queenstown bus service does not operate on.

For all other public holidays, the service runs to the usual timetable every day.

 

Orbus Queenstown Public Holiday bus schedule 

Day

Service type

ANZAC Day - 25 April 2022 Normal bus timetable.
Queen's Birthday - 6 June 2022 Normal bus timetable.
Matariki - 24 June 2022 Normal bus timetable.
Labour Day - 24 October 2022 Normal bus timetable.
Christmas Day - 25 December 2022 No bus services running.​
Observed Christmas Day - 27 December 2022 Normal bus timetable.
Boxing Day - 26 December 2022 Normal bus timetable.
   
2023
New Years Day - 1 January 2023 Normal bus timetable.
Day after New Years Day - 2 January 2023 Normal bus timetable.
Observed New Years Day - 3 January 2023 Normal bus timetable.

 

Where to find your holiday bus timetable

Holiday bus timetables are available on the individual timetables for each route. To find the holiday timetable for your bus route go to Dunedin Bus Timetables or Queenstown Bus Timetables and select your route. From there you can either select the holiday date from the dropdown list, or download the timetable pdf.

 

Topping up during the holidays

Otago Regional Council offices are closed during the Christmas and New year break, closed from Friday 23 December (Queenstown office will be closed from Thursday 22 December) and reopens early in the new year.

You can top up with cash on the bus, or online at www.beecard.co.nz or at the following retailers:

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