What's changing?

Route 55 becomes route 5.

Route 5 will also replace the CBD/Mount Maunganui/ Bayfair section of City Link and Hospital Link.

At a glance

  • No change to route between Ohauiti and the CBD
  • Route extended through to Mount Maunganui and Bayfair
  • Frequent bus services will continue for Tauranga Hospital & Toi Ohomai
  • Timetable adjusted so that it is more accurate during peak times.
Route 5 Map

What are we consulting on?

There is an option to use Maunganui Road instead of Links Avenue, and your feedback will help inform this decision. Using Links Avenue is preferred as it provides more accessibility for local residents and makes use of the bus priority lane during the morning peak.

We’re making the City Link and Hospital Link routes less confusing.

We’re working to improve these routes through this project and need your input.

Route 5 Options


Please look at the consultation document for the proposed timetables for this route.

Route Description

Ohauiti Road (bus stop just past Poike Rd), Ohauiti Road, Rowesdale Drive, Hollister Lane, Poike Road, Windermere Drive to Lagoon Drive and return, SH29A, Oropi Road, Chadwick Road, Cameron Road, Elizabeth Street, Durham Street, Wharf Street, Willow Street (Stand A), Harington Street, Dive Crescent, SH2 (harbour bridge), Totara Street, Maunganui Road, Salisbury Avenue, The Mall, Adams Avenue, Maunganui Road, Golf Road, Links Avenue, Concord Avenue, Leander Street, Taupo Avenue, Farm Street (Stand A1).

Other information

Tauranga City Council are investigating options including a cul-de-sac solution for Links Avenue in response to a safety review. This will be consulted separately with the wider community in the next few months. All projects impacting Links Avenue will be considered alongside consultation feedback during the decision making for route 5.

Have your say on all the the routes that are part of the refresh, or just your favourite ones.