The Kaimai Shuttle

The University offers a free first-in, first-served shuttle service between the Hamilton and Tauranga campuses.

The service is available to enrolled students of the University whose main residence is in one region and who are required to travel from one campus to the other for classes, research supervision, or matters that are related to their University study. The Kaimai shuttle is also available to University of Waikato staff.

The Kaimai Shuttle will run 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.

Please be aware that you can sit your end of trimester examination in another location. Eg. if your paper is taught in Hamilton you can sit your exam at the Tauranga campus. To arrange this, complete the OOT/OL form (there is no charge for this service).

Arrival/departure locations

Fitted for safety and comfort, each shuttle seats up 10 passengers per trip and will arrive and depart from the following locations:

Campus Pick-up and drop-off points
Tauranga campus Durham Lane by the visitor car parks outside the 24-hour computer lab. Note: Durham Lane is the back entrance to the campus and is not on Google Maps.
Hamilton campus Main University Bus Stop (Gate 1, outside campus shops)

Shuttle timetable (Hamilton & Tauranga)

7.15am 8.50am
9.15am 10.50am
3.15pm 4.50pm
5.15pm 6.50pm


Please be considerate and respectful to others on the journey by refraining from eating hot food and keeping noise to a minimum, using headphones if using audio devices.

Register for the Kaimai Shuttle


To register for the Kaimai Shuttle, email and include your name and student ID number. Eligible students will be registered and you'll receive an email confirming how you book the shuttle. Bookings are confirmed on a first-in first-served basis.


You are not required to register.

Booking service

Once you have registered, you can book your shuttle ride in the Kaimai Shuttle Booking Service.

Book your shuttle