Routes & Timetables

NBus provides high quality, low cost public transport services between Nelson and Richmond, as well as on four local routes around Nelson city. You can find bus timetables for services around Nelson and to Richmond below.

RouteDestinationViaFirst bus
departs*
Last bus
departs*
Timetables
1 Richmond Bishopdale & Stoke 7.00am 7.00pm - departing Nelson
- departing Richmond
- No weekend service
2 Richmond Tahunanui & Stoke 6.45am 6.30pm - departing Nelson
- Weekends
- departing Richmond
- Weekends
3 Atawhai The Wood 6.40am 6.30pm - weekdays
- weekends
4 The Brook NMIT 6.40am 6.30pm - weekdays
- weekends
 5 Nelson Hospital Victory 6.40am 6.30pm - weekdays
- weekends
 6 Tahunanui Washington Valley 9.30am 1.30pm - weekdays
- No weekend service
*Weekday departures from Nelson Terminus, see timetable page for weekend departures.

Downloads

Download the NBus route map.

Download the pocket NBus timetable.

The Late Late Bus

The Late Late Bus is a night transport service that is safe and affordable between Nelson and Richmond. The service runs on Friday and Saturday nights from 10.00pm leaving Trafalgar Street on the hour, with the last service departing at 3.15am (no midnight service from Nelson and no 12.30am service from Richmond). Fare $4.

The outbound service travels via Tahunanui and stops as required at designated, well-lit stops. The inbound service leaves Richmond on the half hour and travels into the city via Bishopdale. On average 60 people use the service each weekend with some weekends peaking at well over 100 users depending on what is on in the city.

Download The Late Late Bus timetable (1.9 MB PDF)