Palmerston North Masterton Service Bus Stop Change


The Masterton i-SITE Visitor Centre has added another string to its bow by becoming the one stop InterCity bus booking service and the new arrival and departure location for the Masterton to Palmerston North bus service. 

David Hancock, general manager for Destination Wairarapa, says from Friday, November 30th 2018, the Masterton to Palmerston North bus service which runs five days a week and is operated by local, family owned business Tranzit Coachlines, will now depart and arrive from the existing bus stop located outside the main entrance of Aratoi: Museum of Art & History in Bruce Street.

In addition, the Masterton i-SITE Visitor Centre will now be the sole Wairarapa location for booking InterCity bus services, Interislander and Bluebridge ferries, scenic trains, accommodation and any other domestic travel requirements.

Mr Hancock says it makes sense for the i-SITE to take over the bookings and selling of tickets from Tranzit’s Queen Street Travel Centre.

“The Masterton i-SITE is the go-to place for customers wanting to make a wide variety of accommodation and travel bookings and from Friday, 30th November, the Masterton to Palmerston North bus service’s new bus stop location will be right next door,” says Mr Hancock.

The site of the new bus stop for the Masterton to Palmerston North service is super convenient for passengers being right outside the Masterton i-SITE, Entice Café and Aratoi Museum. It is also opposite a supermarket and Queen Elizabeth Park and close to plenty of free parking.

Tranzit Tours Tour Manager Robin Corbett says the bus location move will benefit passengers being more central to amenities in Masterton while Alice Buchanan, owner of Entice Café, says passengers will be able to grab a coffee or snack before the bus departs in the morning.

The change will take place on Friday, 30 November 2018 and all Tranzit’s existing customers have been notified directly about the new bus location.

Tranzit will still sell 10-trip concession tickets for the Masterton – Palmerston North service from its main office in Queen Street in Masterton as well as taking care of all school bookings. In addition, bookings for Tranzit Tours –one day, three day or seven-day tours offered around New Zealand’s popular holiday spots such as the Coromandel, will continue to be made from Tranzit’s main office or via website 

• The Tranzit Coachlines Masterton to Palmerston North bus service will now depart from the existing bus stop located on Bruce Street (outside of Entice Café/Aratoi: Wairarapa Museum of Art & History) at 9.05am Tuesday to Friday. As well as at 3.55pm on Friday & Sundays.
• The Tranzit Coachlines Palmerston North to Masterton bus service will depart Palmerston North at 3.20pm Tuesday to Friday and arrive at Bruce Street (outside of Entice Café/Aratoi: Wairarapa Musem of Art & History) at 4.55pm. On Friday and Sunday’s it will depart Palmerston North at 7.15pm and arrive at Bruce Street at 8.50pm.
• The Masterton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre is open from 8.30am Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. It is located at 10 Dixon St, Masterton. 
Phone: 06 370 0900 or visit

I just want to say thank you for the service we received on this trip – everything went really smoothly and the drivers were all great characters! We’ll definitely like to use Tranzit again for a similar group trip this time next year. PERFORMANCE ENTERTAINMENT