Bus Talk #16: Buses over the Christmas holidays

Thursday 20 December 2018

Wondering what is happening with buses over the holiday period?

Public Holidays Service

The following schedules apply to Dunedin buses over the Christmas period:

Christmas Day – No bus service*

Boxing Day – Public Holiday timetable

New Year’s Day – Public Holiday timetable

2nd January – Public Holiday timetable

*The Otago Heritage Bus Society will be running its “Suburban Rumbler” service. This service runs from Normanby to St Clair by gold-coin donation on ChristmasDay. You can find bus schedule on their Facebook page: otagoheritagebus


Are there any additional buses running?

New Year’s Eve

Good news for those who will be attending New Year’s Eve celebrations.

To help residents and visitors get home later in the evening, the ORC is running extended bus services.

You’ll be able to get home on the bus, with extended public bus services running from the city until around 1.30am.

Visit the ORC website for extra service timetables:


Shania Twain

Heading to the concert? We have you covered. Catch one of the extra buses to get you home afterwards.

Visit the ORC website for extra service timetables:



Road Closures & Diversions

Work on Dundas Street starts on 7th January and will run for approximately 7 months. The Ridge Runner (Route 15) will not be able to access parts of Dundas Street, so diversions will be in place.

More information can be found on our website:



For more information about our holiday service:


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