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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 Stay Customer, you can view and amend your itinerary, travel dates and pick-up location in Stray Mate our online booking tool (logins supplied at time of booking).

On this page:


Current Timetables: 

The 1st of October marks the start of our new season. Changes will flow through the route throughout October. 

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.

Current season:

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.