Regional Bus Services
To support our students living in the outer regions, we have a FREE regional bus service that operates for both campuses.
Waikato Regional Bus Service
Students living in the wider Waikato region can use the Waikato Regional Bus Service for free. Find out more here.
Buses run from selected towns across the Waikato, Monday to Friday, to and from the Hamilton campus during the Trimester (excluding holidays). Buses are scheduled to arrive on campus by 8:45am.
Bus service is limited during exams.
Students living in or near the following towns are eligible to use this free service.
Bus Routes and Timetable
Bay of Plenty Regional Bus Service
Tauranga-based University of Waikato students living in and around Whakatāne, Rotorua and Katikati can use the Bay of Plenty Regional Bus Service for free. Find out more here.
Tauranga-based University of Waikato students who live in Whakatāne, Rotorua and Katikati can use the Bay of Plenty Regional Bus Service for free, thanks to a joining venture between the University of Waikato, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
The service operates Monday - Friday from 15 February to 31 December 2021; including study weeks, exam weeks and teaching recess, but excluding public holidays.
Buses are scheduled to arrive between 8:30am - 9am and depart just after 5pm daily.
Bus Routes and Timetables
This service is free. Simply tag on with your Bee card (with tertiary concession preloaded) to access the service free of charge. Make sure you carry your valid student ID in case you are asked for proof of concession eligibility.
This service is also available to the public at a cost.
If you need more information about the regional bus services to the Tauranga campus, please email [email protected]