Waikato Regional Bus Services

The University of Waikato offers FREE daily bus services to bring students living in the wider areas of the Waikato region to the University's Hamilton campus.

The buses will run from selected towns across the Waikato, and will travel Monday to Friday to and from the University during the trimester (excluding the holidays and limited service during exams). The buses will be scheduled to arrive at the University by 8.45 am, allowing you to make class from 9 am to 5 pm daily.

Bus routes and timetables


The Waikato regional bus service is FREE for University of Waikato students. Simply show your valid student ID on board to access the service free of charge.

Are you eligible?

Eligible students are those currently studying at the University of Waikato, and living in/near one of the following towns:

  • Huntly
  • Morrinsville
  • Matamata
  • Ngāruawahia
  • Ngātea
  • Otorohanga
  • Paeroa
  • Putaruru
  • Te Aroha
  • Te Kauwhata
  • Te Kuiti
  • Thames
  • Tokoroa
  • Waihi
  • Waitoa

For more information

If you need more information about the Waikato regional bus services to the Hamilton campus, please contact Tuhoro Paki at [email protected], or phone: 07 858 5198.