Valid from: 28/10/2017 8:00am


From Monday 20 November 2017, there will be significant changes to Kapiti bus services, which will include adjustments to both timetables and bus routes.

Affected routes:

250, 251, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 270, 280, 281, 290 and school bus route 530

Kapiti Bus Network map PDF - 1 MB

Summary of changes:

Paekakariki and Raumati

  • Route 251, the Paekakariki shopper, will now operate as a normal service and will not need to be booked in advance
  • New bus stops will be installed in Paekakariki making it clearer where to get route 251


  • Routes 250, 260, 261, 262 will travel directly to Paraparaumu Station to connect with the train, and will then carry on to Coastlands Shopping Centre
  • Routes 261 and 262 will have off-peak services to Paraparaumu Beach, alternating every 30 minutes
  • New route 264 will be a shopper service that travels from Elsdon Rest Home to Paraparaumu Station, Coastlands Shopping Centre and the Kapiti Health Centre every Monday and Wednesday
  • School bus service 530 will be extended to Paraparaumu East
  • Routes 263 and 270 will be discontinued due to low use

Waikanae and Otaki

  • Route 280 will be a direct service between Waikanae Beach and Waikanae Station
  • New route 281 will service Waikanae Township

New Timetables

New timetable for routes 250/260 PDF - 680 KB

New timetable for routes 251/264 PDF - 384 KB

New timetable for routes 261/262 PDF - 645 KB

New timetable for routes 280/281/290 PDF - 475 KB

Further information

There will be changes to some bus stops, including the establishment of new bus stops and the removal of others. Notices on the bus stops that are to be removed will notify customers of the nearest bus stop.

An information flyer will be delivered to most Kapiti residents in the week beginning 6 November 2017. Paper copy timetables will be delivered to usual stockists from Monday 13 November.

Kapiti Coast timetable stockists

Mana Coach Services - Kapiti Depot
35 Hinemoa Street

Paraparaumu iSite
State Highway 1, at Mediterranean Food Warehouse (Coastlands)

Paraparaumu Library
9 Iver Trask Place

Paraparaumu Station
Ruapehu at Epiha Street

Waikanae Service Centre / Library
4 Mahara Place

Waikanae Station
Main Road

Questions or concerns? Please get in touch with us.


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