Inter-campus bus services
The University offers intercampus bus services for both students and staff of the University that run between the City and Tāmaki campuses. If you intend to use the intercampus bus service, please check the timetables carefully, and note that some services do not run during semester breaks.
Student bus service
The service operates Monday- Friday (except public and University holidays) during the teaching periods. A limited service is available Monday - Saturday (except on public and University holidays) during the periods of examinations (see timetable). Specific buses will run in the evenings, by arrangement, after notified tests.
The trip takes about 20 to 25 minutes.
Staff minibus service
The service operates Monday - Friday (except public and University holidays). During the teaching periods, two minibuses run in opposite directions to provide a half hourly service. During breaks, only one minibus runs and provides an hourly service.
The buses operate from the driveway adjacent to the Thomas Building (Building 110, 3a Symonds Street) on the City Campus and from the drop-off area outside Building 730 on the Tāmaki Innovation Campus.
The trip takes about 20 to 25 minutes.
Please contact the intercampus bus administration office:
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85299
Timetables for the staff intercampus minibus service:
Bus use policy for the student bus service
The student bus service is provided for students enrolled in courses or undertaking postgraduate study at the Tāmaki Innovation Campus. The service enables these students to travel between the City and Tāmaki campuses to attend classes and to use other University services. Students may use the service only during those semesters in which they are enrolled for courses at the Tāmaki Innovation Campus.
Bus Travel Pass
Eligible students will have their use of the service validated by the application of a uniquely numbered sticker to their ID card. The issue of stickers will take place in the third week of each Semester, once enrolments have settled. Students will receive their sticker by presenting their current ID card at Campus Information. Prior to the issue of the sticker all students attending lectures at Tāmaki will be allowed to utilise the service in good faith but will still need to present their ID cards to the driver during this period. Once stickers have been issued only students presenting validated ID cards will be permitted to travel.
Notices will be posted in the buses, during the first two weeks of service, advising students of the process and timetable for the collection of bus travel stickers.
Student ID Cards
Students must carry their ID cards at all times. The bus sticker, which is numbered, will be recorded against the student's ID at the time of issue. If an ID card is lost then another can be obtained, at replacement cost, from the Student Information Centre, The ClockTower, City Campus.
Students who are not enrolled for courses at Tāmaki, but who are required to travel to Tāmaki for other academic purposes, may apply to use the service. To obtain the necessary approval the student or cohort is required to have their lecturer or supervisor provide an email advice to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the student’s or cohort’s name/s, ID number/s and the reason they need to use the service. All applications will be reviewed and approval granted only where the intended use is justified.
A validating sticker or letter authorising the specific period of travel will be issued, via Campus Information, for those students granted such approval.
Intercampus bus administration office:
Bus use policy for the staff minibus
The purpose of this service is for Tāmaki staff to travel to the City Campus for University business, and for City Campus-based staff to travel to Tāmaki Campus for University business only. For clarity, the staff minibus is not a "park-and-ride" service for staff based on the City Campus.
There is a seating priority on the minibus for:
- staff travelling to teach
- staff travelling on other University business
Eligible staff are asked to board the minibus in this order of priority.
Postgraduate students are eligible to use the service during Semester Break.
Members of staff of onsite partners of the University are not eligible to use this service.
This is not a park and ride service and should not be used as a substitute for public or private transportation to or from work.
What you'll need to access the staff minibus service
Access to the service is granted by presentation of your staff ID card to the driver. It is the responsibility of staff to have their ID cards with them in order to use the service.
Timetable and departure points
The service operates Monday - Friday (except on public and University holidays). During the teaching periods, two minibuses run in opposite directions to provide a half hourly service. During breaks, only one minibus runs to provide an hourly service.
The buses operate from the driveway adjacent to the Thomas Building (Building 110, 3a Symonds Street) on the City Campus and from the drop-off area outside Building 730 on the Tāmaki Campus.