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. 

Please note: a reduced service will operate between Thursday 25 December - Friday 2 January:

 

Nbus Services
Between Nelson & Richmond  

Nbus Local Services
(Brook, Atawhai, Victory, Washington Valley)

Thu 25 Dec No service No service
Fri 26 Dec Operating Saturday Timetable  No service
27 – 31 Dec Normal timetable Normal timetable
Thu 1 Jan  No service No service
Fri 2 Jan  Operating Saturday Timetable  No service

 

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)