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Bus Timetables

Stray runs multiple departures per week on the hop-on hop-off network. Days vary depending on the season.

If you're a Stray Customer, you can view and amend your itinerary, travel dates and pick-up location by using our Stray Mate app (available for download on the app store).

On this page:

Current Timetable: 

Please note the following exceptions to the Autumn timetable. There will be no departures on the following dates:

Auckland to Paihia
Sunday 21 April 
Sunday 28 April

Paihia to Auckland
Sunday 21 April 
Sunday 28 April

Auckland Southbound 
Friday 19 April 
Friday 26 April 

Beach Hopper - Depart Rotorua
Sunday 21 April 
Friday 26 April
Sunday 28 April
Tuesday 30 April

Wellington to Auckland 
Sunday 28 April
Sunday 5 May

Christchurch Northbound 
Friday 26 April
Friday 3 May

See the current timetable for your pass here:

National Passes 

North Island Passes 

South Island Passes

Future Timetables

Download our seasonal timetables (PDF) to help you plan in advance. Timetables may be subject to change so please check back periodically.

Are you planning well in advance and don't see the timetable you need here? Email [email protected] for assistance.

Important things to note:

  • The pick-up time displayed on the timetables is based on the ‘main’ pick-up location. If you are getting picked up elsewhere times may vary. Check your Stray Mate before you travel for the specific time.
  • The bus will only stop at Stray’s ‘main’ pick-up location unless a passenger has booked one of the alternative options. All alternative pick-ups must be finalised by 4:00pm (weekdays) or 3:30pm (weekends) before the day of travel.
  • Before you travel: Please double check your pick-up location by logging into Stray Mate and looking at your itinerary. If your itinerary says "Please Advise”, you can update this in Stray Mate up until 4:00pm (weekdays) or 3:30pm (weekends) the day before travel. Otherwise make your way to Stray’s ‘main’ pick-up location.

  • Auckland Pick-up: The main pick-up for those travelling the Auckland to Hahei sector (Auckland: Southbound) has been changed to the Oakley Shop, 99 Queen Street. For those travelling to Paihia (Auckland: Northbound), the main pick-up remains at the Stray Shop, 50 Fort Street.
  • Remember to be waiting at your confirmed pick-up location at least 10 minutes beforehand to ensure you don't miss the bus.