Getting around in Raglan

Just to the west of Hamilton, Raglan is ideally situated in the Waikato region. Getting here and exploring the area is easy with these transport options.

Find transport options (including shuttles) over at the Raglan Directory website.

Driving to Raglan

From Auckland
Leave SH 1 at Ngaruawahia and take SH 39 to Whatawhata. Turn right onto SH 23 at Whatawhata.
Driving time: 2hrs + depending on Auckland traffic.

From Hamilton
Take SH 23.
Driving time: Approximately 45 minutes.

If you’re an overseas visitor check out these friendly driving tips for driving safely in New Zealand.

 

By Plane

Hamilton International Airport
Air New Zealand and Sunair fly daily to cities and towns around New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Hamilton also connects with Sydney and Brisbane.
Check www.hamiltonairport.co.nz for details.

Raglan Airfield

Small plane pilots can fly direct to Raglan Airfield, which is adjacent to the camping ground.
For information click here.

By Bus

To pick up the bus to Raglan you’ll need to first make your way to Hamilton.
For national bus timetables check www.nakedbus.com or www.intercity.co.nz

Change at the Hamilton Bus Terminal, on the corner of Anglesea and Bryce Streets, to pick up the Route 23 bus to Raglan. This service runs three times a day Monday-Friday and twice a day on Saturdays. There is currently no service running on Sundays or public holidays.

Find detailed bus information below or visit the BusIt website.

Weekdays

* This Raglan school assist service travels via the following schools during school term only: Fraser High, Maeroa Intermediate, Fairfield Primary and Intermediate, Southwell, Peachgrove Intermediate and Hamilton Boys’ High School.

** This service operates on school days only.

The Whatawhata service operates on school days only.

The Raglan to Hamilton services start at the corner of Wainui and Te Hutewai roads.

Accessible buses

wheelchairBuses on this service are wheelchair friendly. Wheelchairs must be under 250kg in weight and 80cm in width to travel on the bus. The operator always aims to operate accessible buses, however there may be times when this is not possible due to operational reasons.

For more information on bus times and activities in Raglan visit BusIt.

Saturdays

* Services run Labour weekend to Easter weekend inclusive

Accessible buses

wheelchairBuses on this service are wheelchair friendly. Wheelchairs must be under 250kg in weight and 80cm in width to travel on the bus. The operator always aims to operate accessible buses, however there may be times when this is not possible due to operational reasons.

 

Raglan assist and Whatawhata services

These services operate on school days only.

Sundays and public holidays

Raglan Information Centre
Wainui Road
Hamilton Transport Centre
Bryce Street
Depart Arrive
10 am 11 am
4 pm 5 pm
Hamilton Transport Centre
Bryce Street
Raglan Information Centre
Wainui Road
Depart Arrive
11.15 am 12.15 pm
5.15 pm 6.15 pm

A service provided by a commercial operator runs on Sundays and public holidays (except Christmas Day) between Hamilton and Raglan. The Sunday and public holiday service is an initiative of the Raglan Chamber of Commerce, working in conjunction with the Waikato District Council.

Fares: $10 per person each way.
BUSIT and SuperGold cards will not be available on this service.

Bookings are recommended and can be made by phoning or texting: 027 787 3287 (027 SURF BUS).

Bus Stops

Raglan to Hamilton: Corner Te Hutewai and Wainui roads, Whitely St, Norrie Ave, Bow St, Wallis St, Government Rd, Manukau St, Main Rd (State Highway 23) to Hamilton, Horotiu Rd, Store Rd, Whatawhata Rd, Massey St, Hall St, Kent St, Rawhiti St, Lake Rd, King St, Seddon Rd, Bryce St for the Transport Centre. St John’s College extension travels from the Transport Centre via Bryce Street, Anglesea Street, Bridge Street, Grey Street, Clyde Street (for Sacred Heart), Knighton Road, Edinburgh Road to Hillcrest Road for St John’s College.

Raglan school assist service (6.55am and 3.25pm services): Corner Te Hutewai and Wainui Rds, Whitely St, Norrie Ave, Bow St, Wallis St, Government Rd, Manukau St, Main Rd (State Highway 23) to Hamilton, Horotiu Rd, Store Rd, Whatawhata Rd, Caernarvon Rd, Dinsdale Rd, Newcastle Rd, Ellicott Rd, Forest Lake Rd, Rimu St, Maeroa St, Hobson St, Forest Lake Rd, Victoria St, Fairfield Bridge, River Rd, Clarkin Rd, Peachgrove Rd to Hamilton Boys’ High.

Manu Bay extension: Manu Bay boat ramp, Wainui Road to corner Te Hutewai and Wainui Rd then normal route to Hamilton.

Whatawhata to Hamilton: Glentui Lane, State Highway 23 and then normal route to Hamilton.

Buses will stop on request at all bus stops on route.

Terminus:
Manu Bay: Manu Bay, Wainui Road
Raglan: Corner Wainui and Te Hutewai roads
Whatawhata: Glentui Lane
Hamilton: Hamilton Transport Centre/St John’s College
Raglan school assist service: Hamilton Boys’ High School

Adult CashHamilton Transport CentreCity BoundaryWhatawhataKarakarikiWaitetunaTe UkuRaglan
St John's College $3.80 $3.80 $5.10 $5.90 $6.70 $7.20 $9.00
Hamilton Transport Centre   $3.30 $4.60 $5.40 $6.20 $6.70 $8.50
City Boundary     $3.50 $4.50 $5.70 $6.40 $7.70
Whatawhata       $3.50 $4.40 $5.00 $6.40
Karakariki         $3.50 $4.50 $5.60
Waitetuna           $3.50 $4.50
Te Uku             $3.50
Raglan             $3.50

 

Child CashHamilton Transport CentreCity BoundaryWhatawhata KarakarikiWaitetunaTe UkuRaglan
St John's College $2.70 $2.70 $3.20 $3.80 $4.40 $5.00 $5.60
Hamilton Transport Centre   $2.20 $2.50 $3.20 $3.80 $4.40 $5.00
City Boundary     $1.90 $2.50 $3.20 $3.80 $4.40
Whatawhata       $1.90 $2.50 $3.20 $3.70
Karakariki         $1.90 $2.50 $3.00
Waitetuna           $1.90 $2.20
Te Uku             $1.90
Raglan             $1.90

 

Adult BUSITHamilton Transport CentreCity BoundaryWhatawhataKarakarikiWaitetunaTe UkuRaglan
St John's College $2.95 $2.95 $4.00 $4.50 $5.15 $5.35 $6.70
Hamilton Transport Centre   $2.40 $3.45 $4.00 $4.60 $4.85 $6.20
City Boundary     $2.65 $3.35 $4.20 $4.60 $5.65
Whatawhata       $2.65 $3.35 $3.80 $4.60
Karakariki         $2.65 $3.45 $4.10
Waitetuna           $2.65 $3.35
Te Uku             $2.65
Raglan             $2.65

 

Child BUSITHamilton Transport CentreCity BoundaryWhatawhataKarakarikiWaitetunaTe UkuRaglan
St John's College $2.20 $2.20 $2.65 $3.15 $3.70 $4.20 $4.60
Hamilton Transport Centre   $1.70 $2.10 $2.65 $3.15 $3.70 $4.20
City Boundary     $1.60 $2.10 $2.65 $3.15 $3.70
Whatawhata       $1.60 $2.10 $2.65 $3.15
Karakariki         $1.60 $2.10 $2.65
Waitetuna           $1.60 $1.80
Te Uku             $1.60
Raglan             $1.60

 

A separate fare will be charged each way for adults ($1.00) and children (50 cents) travelling between Raglan township and Manu Bay only. </

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