Buses to Campus

Tauranga bus and shuttle services

The University is taking a responsible and sustainable approach to transport planning – focussing on options such as increased public transport, Uber, car sharing and cycling.

Bike racks and showers are available for students who choose to cycle to campus. If you plan to drive, there is parking available from $3 per day in public carparks.

Students are reminded not to park in private parking spaces or retail car parks to prevent their vehicles from being ticketed, towed or clamped.

Local bus services

There are local bus services into and around the city, which is great news for students coming to the campus. Don’t forget to pick up your Smartride card which entitles you to discounts on rides.

Bay of Plenty regional bus services

A free regional bus service is being trialled for 2020, to bring students from Katikati, Rotorua and Whakatāne to the University’s CBD campus.

The service is continuous and will run five days a week from 1 February 2020 to 20 December 2020 (including study weeks, exam weeks and teaching recess but not including statutory holidays).

Find out more about the Bay of Plenty regional bus services - including bus routes and timetables.

The Kaimai Shuttle

The University offers a free shuttle service between the Hamilton and Tauranga campuses. The service is available to enrolled students of the University who need to travel from one campus to the other for classes, research supervision, or matters related to their University study. The Kaimai Shuttle is also available to University of Waikato staff.

The Kaimai Shuttle will run Mondays to Fridays during the teaching weeks of Trimester A and B. It will not run during teaching recesses, study, and examination weeks. The bookings are on a first-in, first-served basis. The Kaimai Shuttle is WiFi-enabled so study/work time is not lost during the commute.

Find out more about the Kaimai Shuttle - including information on arrival and departure times, how to register and where to get on.