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Routes & Timetables

At COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Nelson buses are operating on their usual timetable, aside from the Late Late Bus, which is not running. Passengers can record their journey via our Contact Tracing website.

All buses have signage demonstrating physical distancing rules, which will limit bus capacity. Users are encouraged to travel off-peak where possible or allow plenty of time for their journey.


Routes 1 and 2: Nelson-Richmond

Monday to Saturday
Normal Saturday timetable applies with additional early morning services from 7am.

Sunday timetable run as normalDepart NelsonDepart Richmond


Routes 3,4,5: Nelson City - Hail to Ride

Monday to Saturday

Atawhai (Route 3) 7am, 8am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.40pm, 1.10pm, 2.10pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Brook (Route 4) 7.30am, 8.30am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12.10pm, 1.10pm, 2.10pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm
Victory / Hospital (Route 5) 7am, 7.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.40am, 12.40pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm

No Sunday services.


Late Late Bus, Stoke Loop

No services during the lockdown.