Dunedin buses

🟠Wednesday Night Detour - Moray Place🟠

Valid from Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 2:29 PM

Tonight (Wednesday 15 September) from 9pm, buses will not be able to travel down Moray Place to the Hub. Instead they will detour via Queens Gardens and the one way streets.
Stops impacted are 138 Princes St, and 151 Princes Street.

Dunedin affected bus routes

  • 3
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 19
  • 33
  • 44
  • 50
  • 55
  • 63
  • 77

Alert Level 2 timetable back to normal

Valid from Tuesday, Sep 07, 2021 5:04 PM

We are moving to Alert Level 2 from Wednesday, 8 September 2021 from the first service. This changes the service significantly in comparison to Alert Level 3.

  • We are back to the normal timetable
  • We are back to front door entry
  • THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT – distancing is not required in Alert Level 2. However, there is no standing in level 2 so once we are at capacity you will have to wait for the next service.
  • Cash is accepted, but if you have a Bee Card top up online please or with large amounts to reduce driver interaction
  • As always WEAR A MASK
  • Track your travel by scanning in the QR codes on buses with the official COVID app, or keep a manual entry of your travel

Keep up to date via Facebook, My Little Local and/or the Transit app. 

Route 44/55 - Victoria Road & Prince Albert Road Diversion

Valid from Monday, Sep 06, 2021 4:57 PM

**UPDATE - diversion in place until 4pm today**

Due to road works on Victoria Road on Tuesday 07 September, Route 44/55 will be diverted along Queens Drive and Market Street before re-joining Prince Albert Road.  This means the bus stops at 110 and 136 Prince Albert Road near the intersection with Victoria Road will be out of use during this time.  Thanks for your patience. 

Dunedin affected bus routes

  • 44
  • 55

Public Transport in Otago in Alert Level 3

Valid from Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 2:41 PM

For Level 3 from 1 September, 2021: 

Some reminders for travel in Alert Level 3:

  • Back door entry, tag on/off at the back door reader. If you need to use the front door, please talk to your driver about your particular needs when the bus arrives.
  • Scan the COVID QR codes provided. If you don’t have the official COVID tracker app, keep a manual diary of your travel.
  • You must wear your mask. Remember, some drivers are exempt from wearing a mask if it affects their ability to drive.
  • When you are waiting for the bus, keep a 2 metre distance from other waiting passengers.

Timetable information

This cannot be changed during this temporary COVID response. The website timetables and Hub e-stops are up to date for Dunedin, in the usual place, and for Queenstown we have clear navigation to newly created online COVID timetables.  However we are not able to change the street timetables or those on Google or Transit. Transit will show real time tracking. 

New Zealand under Alert Level 4 - essential travel only

Valid from Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 7:21 PM



  • On weekdays we will be running a Saturday schedule with some exceptions:
    • Route 1 Palmerston will run a weekday service during weekdays.
    • Mosgiel service (80/81) will operate as per the weekday timetable.
  • Night services will also follow the Saturday schedule for now.
  • The Sunday schedule will follow the Sunday schedule.



No change for now.

In Dunedin we will operate a Saturday timetable for weekdays (with Palmerston Route 1 on a weekday service) and in Queenstown no change for now. 
New Zealand is moving into COVID Alert Level 4 lockdown at 11:59pm tonight.
We are working as quickly as we can with our operators to respond to this and will keep you updated.
We know from the last time that public transport is only for essential travel. Please DO NOT take the bus unless you are considered an essential worker or need to access essential services. Wear a mask, scan the COVID QR Codes and do not sit near anyone. We will confirm ticketing, but for now, please take your Bee Card.

We will not be able to replace the on-street timetables, fold-out maps and booklets. 

Last time, in Dunedin we operated a Saturday timetable on Saturdays and weekdays, with the usual Sunday timetable on Sunday. In Queenstown, we ran on an hourly schedule with an additional half hourly on route 1 under Alert Level 3. 

Bus stop 145 Tahuna Rd will be closed until further notice due to safety issues

Valid from Friday, Jun 04, 2021 11:11 AM

Bus stop 145 Tahuna Rd will be closed until further notice due to safety issues.

This stop will be out of service from Monday, and will remain out of service indefinitely until a longer term solution for this intersection has been investigated.

Your nearest stops are:

  • 109 Tahuna Road
  • 179 Tomahawk Road

Dunedin affected bus routes

  • 3

Roseneath roadworks affecting stops for no. 14

Valid from Monday, Jan 25, 2021 6:00 AM

UPDATE 1 MAR - The closure is scheduled to be installed on Thursday the 4th March 2021 and is expected to be in place for 9 months subject to favourable weather and site conditions.


UPDATE 18 FEB - The closure is scheduled to be installed on Monday the 1st March 2021 and is expected to be in place for 9 months subject to favourable weather and site conditions.

Due to the closure, the two Bus Stops located on Reeves Street will be temporarily closed and passengers directed to the nearest stops on SH88 (Adjacent to Noyna Road) throughout the duration of the closure. Signage will be installed in the effected bus stops a minimum of one week prior to notify of their closure and direct members of the public to the bus stops located on SH88.


UPDATE 26 Jan - The works that require the relocation of the Bus Stops (Closure of District Road) have not begun and are not scheduled until the Water main replacement works that currently underway have been completed (Early March at this stage).

We will be notifying in advance of the Bus stop closures once the date for closing District Road is confirmed.


There will be a temporary closure of District Road (Roseneath) from the 25th January 2021 for an expected period of 9 months, closing the stops on Reeves Road, servicing #14.

Notification signage will be installed of the road closures and Letter drops will be completed in Roseneath in advance of the closure.

Passengers should use the nearest stops on SH88 as per the map.


Dunedin affected bus routes

  • 14

Hillside Road bus stop out of service from Monday 21 December

Valid from Monday, Dec 21, 2020 6:00 AM

The stop outside 379 Hillside Road, near Burns Street, will be out of service from Monday. The nearest alternative stops are on Hillside Road at Wesley Street, Hillside Road at Helena Street, and in Burns Street. Signs will be in place at the out of service bus stop.

Dunedin affected bus routes

  • 6
  • 15
  • 33
  • 50

Journey Planner

Dunedin Orbus Timetables -
timetables return to normal at Alert Level 2 from 8/09/2021

Dunedin Bus Info

Related Information

Dunedin Bus Hub >>

Orbus Dunedin Booklet >>

School Bus >>

Back to top
Online Maps & Data: