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. 

Bus services for Easter 2015

There will be no NBus service on Good Friday or Easter Monday. The normal Sunday timetable will apply on Sunday.

The Late late bus is affected because of liquor licensing hours of operation and will operate as follows.

  • On Friday night licensed premises can not operate before midnight so the late bus will do its first run ex McDonalds Nelson at 12.55am and Westpac 1am. It will operate as usual until 3am
  • On Saturday night the bus will run normal times until 1am as all licensed premises have to close at midnight. There will be a service returning to Nelson at 1:30am from Richmond.
RouteDestinationViaFirst bus
departs*
Last bus
departs*
Timetables
1 Richmond Bishopdale & Stoke 7.00am 7.00pm Weekdays - depart Nelson
Weekdays - depart Richmond
Saturday - depart Nelson
Saturday - depart Richmond
Sunday - depart Nelson
Sunday - depart Richmond
2 Richmond Tahunanui & Stoke 6.45am 6.30pm Weekdays - depart Nelson
Weekdays - depart Richmond
Saturday - depart Nelson
Saturday - depart Richmond
Sunday - depart Nelson
Sunday - depart Richmond
3 Atawhai The Wood 7.10am 6.00pm - weekdays
- weekends
4 The Brook NMIT 7.10am 6.00pm - weekdays
- weekends
5 Nelson Hospital Victory 7.10am 6.00pm - 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 pocket NBus timetable and route map. (4.9MB PDF)

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 (1.9MB PDF)