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.

Download the Timetable: effective 30 July 2018 (1.8MB PDF)

These timetables come into effect Monday 30 July 2018.
This includes the reintroduction of a revised route to service the Stoke area. Routes 1 and 2 weekdays are unaffected.

Route Destination Via First bus
departs*
Last bus
departs*
Timetables
1 Richmond Bishopdale & Stoke 7.00am 7.00pm Depart Nelson - Weekdays
Depart Nelson - Weekends

Depart Richmond - Weekdays 
Depart Richmond - Weekends
2 Richmond Tahunanui & Stoke 6.45am 6.30pm Depart Nelson - Weekdays
Depart Nelson - Weekends

Depart Richmond - Weekdays 
Depart Richmond - Weekends
3 Atawhai The Wood 7.10am 6.00pm Weekdays
Saturday
No Sunday service
4 The Brook NMIT 7.10am 6.00pm Weekdays
Saturday
No Sunday service
5 Nelson Hospital Victory 7.10am 6.00pm Weekdays
Saturday
No Sunday service
6 Tahunanui Washington Valley 9.30am 1.30pm Weekdays
No weekend service
7 Stoke Loop   9:15am 2:55pm Weekdays
No weekend service

* Weekday departures from Nelson Terminus, see timetable page for weekend departures.

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)