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 local transport and shuttle operators below.

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.

Transport and shuttle operators

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July 19, 2017

Raglan Shuttle

Raglan to Auckland and Hamilton Airport Transfers Private Hire and Scenic Tours.

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June 15, 2017

Raglan Scenic Tours & Raglan Shuttle Service

We provide scenic sightseeing tours around Raglan and further afield.

 

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.

The 23 Raglan route is better than ever

New services and timetable

The buses now travel on Sunday and public holidays. There’s also an extra return service in the middle of the day from Monday to Friday.

See the timetables below, or a timetable for you to print/download is available here.

Better buses

Brand new, larger silver and blue buses have replaced the old Raglan, Raglan Assist and Whatawhata buses.

The new buses are fully air-conditioned, have increased luggage space on board, and have free WIFI and USB charging points. They also have  CCTV.

Bike it, then bus it

Each bus has an exterior bike rack, with room for two bikes at a time. There’s no charge for using the bike rack, but loading and unloading the bike is the responsibility of the passenger. Find out more about bike racks, and how to use them.

Uni discount

All University of Waikato students and staff receive a 30% discount on single adult BUSIT card fares. This concession is valid at all times to all locations on BUSIT services – not just to and from campus. Show the driver your University of Waikato staff or student ID and the discount will be applied to your BUSIT card fare.

Weekdays

See the timetables below, or a timetable for you to print/download is available here.

The Whatawhata to Hamilton bus operates Monday to Friday during school terms only. The bus starts and finishes at Glentui Lane.

The Raglan 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.

** This service travels to Manu Bay during summer school holidays only.

# The service starts at the corner of Wainui and Te Hutewai roads. Raglan’s most popular stop is outside the library on Bow Street.

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 activities in Raglan visit www.raglan.net.nz

Weekends/Public Holidays

Services Labour weekend – Easter weekend only.

# The service starts at the corner of Wainui and Te Hutewai roads. Raglan’s most popular stop is outside the library on Bow Street.

This bus does not operate on Christmas Day.

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.

 

School Information

Assist service end & start dates

The Whatawhata Assist ends on 9th December 2016 and restarts on the 31st January 2017.

The Raglan St Johns extension ends on 14th December 2016 and restarts on the 31st January 2017.

The Raglan Assist ends on 19th December 2016 and restarts on the 31st January 2017.

 


 

Due to high passenger numbers on the Raglan School Assist bus, we have made some changes to this service and the Whatawhata service.

These buses run Monday to Friday during school terms only.

Afternoon Raglan school assist bus

The 3.25pm Raglan School Assist bus runs from Hamilton Boys’ High/Peachgrove Intermediate to Raglan via Southwell, Fairfield Intermediate, Maeroa Intermediate and Fraser High School. Because the bus is often almost full once it leaves Fairfield Intermediate, it will now only pick up students travelling all the way to Raglan at Maeroa Intermediate and Fraser High School. Students travelling from these schools to Whatawhata or Glentui Lane will need to take the Whatawhata bus.

Afternoon Whatawhata bus

The Whatawhata bus will now depart the Transport Centre at 3.30pm, and travels via Maeroa Intermediate. The bus will then connect with the Raglan bus at Dinsdale to allow passengers to transfer, before continuing on to Whatawhata and Glentui Lane.

Afternoon Raglan bus

Passengers using the Raglan bus that leaves St John’s College at 3.15pm who are travelling to Whatawhata or Glentui Lane will now need to transfer to the Whatawhata bus at Dinsdale instead of the Transport Centre due to the Whatawhata bus timetable change.

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, Norton Rd, Tristram St, Bryce St for the Transport Centre. St John’s College extension travels from the Transport Centre via Bryce St, Anglesea St, Anzac Pde, Grey St, Clyde St (for Sacred Heart), Knighton Rd, Edinburgh Rd to Hillcrest Rd for St John’s College.

 

This bus will stop on request at all bus stop on route.

Raglan school assist service

(6.55am and 3.25pm services): 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, Caernarvon Rd, Dinsdale Rd, Newcastle Rd, Ellicott Rd (Fraser High), Forest Lake Rd, Rimu St, Maeroa Rd (Maeroa Intermediate – mornings only) , Hobson St, Forest Lake Rd, Victoria St, Fairfield Bridge, River Rd, Clarkin Rd (Dio, St Joseph’s, Fairfield Intermediate), Peachgrove Rd (Southwell, Peachgrove Intermediate, Hamilton Boys’ High School).

 

Please note this bus does not travel to the Transport Centre, and there are no pick-ups within the Hamilton City Boundary.

Manu Bay extension: Manu Bay boat ramp, Wainui Rd to corner Te Hutewai and Wainui Rd then normal route to Hamilton. Manu Bay extension operates weekends and public holidays between Labour Weekend and Easter, and on limited weekday trips during the summer school holidays.

Whatawhata to Hamilton: Glentui Lane, Main Rd (State Highway 23 to Hamilton), Horotiu Rd, Store Rd, Whatawhata Rd, Massey St, Hall Rd, Kent St, Rawhiti St, Lake Rd, King St, Norton Rd, Tristram St, Bryce Street for the Transport Centre.

This bus travels to Maeroa Intermediate in the afternoons.

This bus 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 BUSIT cardHamilton 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

 

University of Waikato BUSIT card*HamiltonCity BoundaryWhatawhata KarakarikiWaitetunaTe UkuRaglan
St John's College $2.10 $2.10 $2.80 $3.20 $3.60 $3.80 $4.70
Hamilton Transport Centre   $1.70 $2.40 $2.80 $3.20 $3.40 $4.30 
City Boundary     $1.90  $2.30  $2.90  $3.20  $4.00 
Whatawhata       $1.90  $2.30  $2.70  $3.70 
Karakariki         $1.90  $2.40  $2.90 
Waitetuna           $1.90  $2.30 
Te Uku          
 $1.90 
Raglan             $1.90 

*All University of Waikato students and staff receive a 30% discount on single adult BUSIT card fares. This concession is valid at all times to all locations on BUSIT services - not just to and from campus. Show the driver your University of Waikato staff or student ID and the discount will be applied to your BUSIT card fare.

Child BUSIT cardHamilton 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

 

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

 

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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