BUSIT public transport services in the Taupō District and wider Waikato region are managed by Waikato Regional Council. In the Taupō District, operation of the buses is contracted to Tranzit, who provide two main bus services co-funded by Taupō District Council and Waka Kotahi:
- The Taupō Connector service travels between Wharewaka and Nukuhau, six days a week.
- The Connect2Taupō service is a smaller bus service, connecting outlying areas to Taupō at least one day a week.
An outline of these two bus services is shown below. More detailed information including timetables and fares for the Taupō District (and wider Waikato region) can be found on the BUSIT website.
The 33 Taupō Connector service travels between Wharewaka and Nukuhau, six days a week. This service launched on Monday 31 October 2022 to replace the previous Taupō Central and Taupō West routes.
- 33 Taupō Connector service: travels between Wharewaka and Nukuhau, six days a week.
A new service launched on Monday 31 October 2022, named Connect2Taupō. This is a smaller bus service, connecting outlying areas to Taupō at least one day a week.
The services are as follows:
- 34 Acacia Bay to Taupō route: travels between Acacia Bay and Taupō on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- 35 Kinloch to Taupō route: travels between Kinloch and Taupō on Wednesday.
- 36 Turangi to Taupō route: travels between Turangi and Taupō on Monday and Thursday.
- 37 Tokoroa to Taupō: travels between Tokoroa and Taupō via Mangakino on Tuesday and Friday.
- 38 Wairakei to Taupō: travels between Wairakei and Taupō on weekdays.
As well as fixed bus stops, all Connect2Taupō services are hail and ride services. This means you can hail down the bus anywhere along the route where it is safe for the bus to pull over and stop.