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Local bus services to and from DunedinEdit
(This is just a rough guide: always confirm these times with the bus company)
Operator Inter Palm Inter Coastline Palm naked Inter Inter Palm Inter Inter Service city Mini city Penguin Mini bus.com city city Mini city city days daily M-F daily M-F M-F daily daily Fri&Sun M-F daily Fri&Sun (origin) (xPalm) (xOam) (xPalm) (xCHC) (xCHC) (xCHC) (xPalm) (xCHC) (xCHC) Depart from Warrington -- -- -- 9.45am -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Evansdale -- 7.55am -- 9.50am 12.40pm -- 1.11pm -- 4.55pm 7.25pm 10.39pm Waitati -- 8.00am -- 9.55am 12.45am 1.25pm 1.13pm -- 5.00pm 7.27pm 10.41pm
Return from Dunedin 7.45am 8.45am 12.50pm 3.45pm 3.30pm 2.20pm -- 5.15 5.20pm -- -- (destination) (CHC) (Palm) (CHC) (Oamaru) (Palm) (CHC) (CHC) (Palm)
- Coastline Tours Penguin Bus: Times are very approximate and are for the Oamaru-Dunedin Shuttle operated by Coastline Tours, bookings essential, tel 03 434 7744 or call the driver: 027 2565651. Their services are door-to-door which is nice if you have luggage. Fare subject to negotiation, about $9.
- Passenger Transport has the cheapest "walk-up" fares ($4.50-7.50) because it is ratepayer-funded by the Otago Regional Council.
Long Distance buses can also be used to and from Dunedin, but short-distance fares on them are not favourable unless booked well in advance or purchased in bulk by using a pass. These times are very likely to change! Note: neither long-distance bus company mentioned here stops unless pre-booked.
- Intercity Coachlines intercity.co.nz phone Dunedin 471 7143. Fares $10-20. Fare can be reduced to about $5 for very frequent travel using their 'FlexiPass'.
- nakedbus.com nakedbus.com phone (on an expensive 0900 number) 0900 NAKED. Fare is $9-$10 or as low as $1 if booked zillions of days in advance. This is the cheapest theoretical way to get to Dunedin, probably cheaper than walking. Note: nakedbus.com does not stop at Evansdale. (email enquiries @ nakedbus.com and ask them to consider doing so!)
Other bus companies whose short-distance fare policies make them completely inappropriate for travel to or from Dunedin are omitted from this guide.
Ride sharing (car pooling)Edit
- Blueskin bay travel guide: wikitravel.org/en/Blueskin_Bay
By bus from ChristchurchEdit
The Christchurch-Dunedin highway bus transport services operated by Intercity , Atomic, Knight Rider and others stop at Evansdale or Waitati if requested. Information on all highway bus services is available from Taieri Gorge Railway, tel +64-3-477 4449. There is no regular long-distance train service at present.
There is no longer a train service from Christchurch. The "Seasider" scenic train , tel +64-3-477 4449, operates twice weekly over the summer from Dunedin to Palmerston and back, and can be requested to stop enroute by arrangement.