Valid from: 24/01/2019 12:00am

From 3 February we're introducing timetable changes to some Wellington city bus routes. They’re designed to help more buses arrive on time and provide more morning and evening services to help you get to where you need to go. Changes always take a while to bed in so bear with us as we get the timetable up to speed.

Before you travel be sure to check whether your timetable has changed.

You can check your trip ahead of time via the Journey Planner, remembering to select from 3 February onwards.

For more information on what the 3 February changes mean for you and to see how your timetable has changed, click on your bus route below.  

Stay up to date with real-time updates by subscribing to MyMetlink, downloading the Metlink Commuter App or calling 0800 801 700.

Route 1 Route 2 Route 3 Route 7 Route 12 Route 12e Route 14 Route 17 Route 17e
Route 18 Route 18e Route 19 Route 21 Route 22 Route 23 Route 23z Route 24 Route 25
Route 26 Route 27 Route 29 Route 33
Route 34
Route 35
Route 36
Route 37
 

Changes to services

Route 1

  • More northbound services added to weekday afternoon peak to increase frequency from the city
  • Some weekday buses have changed to Double Deckers

Route 1 timetable (external link)

Route 2

  • Time adjustments to better reflect the journey time
  • Additional services incorporated into the timetable to provide higher frequency of services from Karori to the city during the morning peak, from the city to Karori during the afternoon peak and from the city to Seatoun during the afternoon peak
  • Evening frequency increases to every 10 minutes from Seatoun between 6pm and 7pm Monday to Friday
  • Monday to Saturday services will have a higher frequency until 8pm
  • Additional Monday to Saturday evening buses to provide services until midnight from the city

Route 2 timetable (external link)

Route 3

  • Time adjustments to better reflect the journey time
  • Additional Monday to Saturday evening services to give more regular services from the city until 8pm
  • The early morning 3a temporary service has been incorporated into the route 3 timetable

Route 3 timetable (external link)

Route 7

  • Sunday departure times between 9.05am and 8.35pm from Kingston adjusted later by a few minutes for a more reliable connection with the route 17 at Brooklyn Bus Hub

Route 7 timetable (external link)

Route 12

  • Time adjustments to improve connections with the retimed route 2
  • Additional Monday to Saturday evening buses from Kilbirnie to give more regular service towards Strathmore Park until 8pm
  • Additional Monday to Friday morning trip from Strathmore Park to give an earlier service connection to the city before 7am
  • Additional Monday to Saturday late evening trips to and from Strathmore Park to allow connections from the city until 11pm

Route 12 timetable (external link)

Route 12e

  • Time adjustments between Kilbirnie and Wellington Station to better reflect travel time
  • Two additional trips into the city at 6.40am and 8.40am
  • Three additional trips towards Strathmore Park at 3.41pm, 4.11pm and 6.15pm

Route 12e timetable (external link)

Route 14

  • Route 14 extended from Hataitai to Kilbirnie Bus Hub. The existing route will be in operation until the results of the Hataitai community consultation determine the permanent route through Hataitai.
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Route 14 timetable (external link)

Route 17

  • Additional Monday to Saturday trips to provide more frequent buses to and from Kowhai Park until 8pm
  • Minor adjustment to departure time of Saturday evening services and one weekday service
  • Minor time adjustment to Sunday departure times to improve connections at Brooklyn Bus Hub
  • Additional weekday trip from Kowhai Park at 6.20am

Route 17 timetable (external link)

Route 17e

  • Additional service from Wellington Station at 6.05pm

Route 17e timetable (external link)

Route 18

  • Time adjustments to maintain connections with retimed route 2 services
  • More regular services until 8pm on Saturday to connect with more regular route 2 services

Route 18 timetable (external link)

Route 18e

  • Time adjustments to maintain connections with re-timed route 2 services

Route 18e timetable (external link)

Route 19

  • All trips from Lakewood Avenue at Westchester Drive brought forward by 2 minutes to reduce the wait time and speed up journeys
  • Evening trip times adjusted to increase reliability of evening connections from route 1 to 19 at Johnsonville

Route 19 timetable (external link)

Route 21

  • The 8.18am service on route 21 from Wrights Hill has changed to bus route number 37

Route 21 timetable (external link)

Route 22

  • Additional morning trips from Wellington Station to Kelburn have been incorporated into the timetable
  • 7.40am trip moved to 7.37am to better align with university lecture times

Route 22 timetable (external link)

Route 23

  • Monday to Saturday late evening service at 11.05pm from Houghton Bay extended to Kingston
  • Additional early morning services timed to allow better connections to the city before 7am
  • Additional Monday to Saturday trips to provide more frequent buses in both directions until 8pm
  • Five early morning peak Kingston to Hutchison Road services, and six evening peak Hutchison Road to Kingston services will be withdrawn. This is due to the introduction of the new route 27, a direct service between Vogeltown and the city

Route 23 timetable (external link)

Route 23z (new trial route)

  • New trial service providing a direct route from Wellington Station to the Wellington Zoo

Route 23z timetable (external link)

Route 24

  • Three additional evening trips on weekdays between 7pm and 11pm (one from Courtenay Place to Johnsonville, and two from Johnsonville to Miramar)
  • Two additional morning trips on Saturdays before 8am (one from Johnsonville to Miramar, and one from Miramar to Johnsonville)

 

Route 24 timetable (external link)

Route 25

  • Travel times adjusted to better reflect the travel time
  • Additional Monday to Saturday evening services at 11pm from Highbury to Khandallah and Khandallah to Highbury
  • Additional trips in both directions to provide more frequent buses until 8pm Monday to Saturday
  • Khandallah to Victoria Street morning peak trips extended to the last stop on Victoria Street (stop 6711) to improve access to the southern end of Victoria Street

Route 25 timetable (external link)

Route 26

  • Time adjustments to better reflect the journey time
  • Outbound buses from Brandon Street depart a few minutes earlier between 7.50am and 8.30am to assist on-time departure of services from Khandallah

Route 26 timetable (external link)

Route 27 (new route)

  • New weekday bus route between Vogeltown and Wellington city for morning and afternoon peak
  • With the introduction of the new route 27, a direct service between Vogeltown and the city, there will be some services withdrawn on route 23

Route 27 timetable (external link)

Route 29

  • Additional Monday to Saturday services after 10pm
  • Additional Monday to Saturday inbound and outbound trips to provide more frequent buses until 8pm
  • Minor adjustments to Sunday departure times to improve connections to route 7 services at Brooklyn Bus Hub

Route 29 timetable (external link)

Route 33

  • Additional 3.20pm and 3.50pm trips from the city
  • Minor time adjustments from the city between 4pm to 5.40pm to provide regular services to Karori before 5pm
  • Minor time adjustment to 7.28am from Karori Mall to 7.25am for a more even flow of buses to the city

Route 33 timetable (external link)

Route 34

  • Additional 3.35pm and 4.05pm trips from the city
  • Time adjustments from the city to provide more regular services to Karori before 5pm
  • Minor time adjustment to the 7.37am service from Karori Mall which will be at to 7.35am for a more even flow of buses to the city

Route 34 timetable (external link)

Route 35

  • Additional morning trips from Hataitai to the city
  • 5 new trips added from Wellington Station to Hataitai in the afternoon peak

Route 35 timetable (external link)

 

Route 36

  • Time adjustments to better reflect the journey time
  • Additional morning peak service from Kilbirnie at 7.06am
  • Additional afternoon peak service from Wellington Station at 5.58pm
  • The early morning 36a temporary service has been incorporated into the route 36 timetable

Route 36 timetable (external link)

Route 37

  • Additional morning trip from Wrights Hill at 6.40am and 8.18am
  • Additional afternoon trips to Wrights Hill at 4.28pm and 5.48pm.

Route 37 timetable (external link)

 

 

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