Intercampus Travel


Whanganui to Palmerston North return commuter service

UCOL students and staff are able to travel for free on the Whanganui-Palmerston North return commuter service run by Horizons Regional Council using Tranzit services Monday-Friday. 

Departure times:
6:45 am – Bus to Palmerston North UCOL departs Whanganui UCOL campus, arrives at UCOL in Palmerston North at 7.45am
7:15am – Bulls pick up (see below for more detail)
5:15pm – Bus to Whanganui UCOL departs Palmerston North UCOL, arrives at Whanganui UCOL at 6.30pm.

It also stops at Trafalgar Square in Whanganui, and Main Street in Palmerston North.

The service has free (capped) Wifi.

For travel on this service, UCOL students and staff will be required to present their ID to the driver and the driver will issue a ticket.

This is a service open to the fare paying public. No registration is required for this, and for 2017 no payment is required from UCOL staff or students

Feedback to Horizons on this service is welcomed.

Bulls bus pick up/drop off
The bus departs Bulls at 7:15am.
The Pick-up point is north of Coffee on the MOOve, but before you get to the school, depending on available parking in that area.
This is not a scheduled / timetabled timing point, so students will need to be there at the time of driver change-over as drivers will not wait.
The bus will drop students in Bulls as part of the return service.
As the service is not booked/bookable, there is no guarantee of space on the service from Whanganui to Palmerston North, though numbers and demand will continue to be monitored.
Palmerston North to Whanganui intercampus bus service
UCOL runs a free intercampus bus service from Palmerston North - Whanganui (return) available for both students and staff, using Tranzit services. Registering to travel on this service must be made directly through Facilities Management. All passengers must show their student or staff UCOL ID card to the driver in order to travel.
Departure times:
6:45 am – Bus to Whanganui UCOL departs Palmerston North UCOL campus (King Street - at the rear of the Regent Theatre next to Stage Door Cafe)
7:15am – Bulls pick up (see above for more detail)
5:15 pm – Bus to Palmerston North UCOL departs Whanganui UCOL, Rutland Street
Registering to Travel: Palmerston North to Whanganui ONLY
Registration to travel on the Palmerston North to Whanganui service can be made by emailing UCOL FM Helpdesk and providing the following details:
•  Name
•  Student ID
•  Address of where you live
•  Contact Number
•  Programme you are studying
•  Days of week travel is required.
Passenger Priority
Seats on this service are limited so they will be assigned on the following priorities:
• First priority will be students studying unique programmes on campus – i.e. if you cannot access your programme where you live
• Second priority will be if you already travelled on the bus and are moving onto your second  or third year of study
•  Thirdly, all other students, staff and alumni.

The shuttle bus leaves on time and will not wait for you even if you have booked, so please make sure you are at the stop, waiting, at least five minutes early. In the event of any delay with this service (e.g. traffic, accident, breakdown, etc.) Facilities Management staff will notify students/staff the extent of the delay. Please wait in the Atrium as the pick-up point for the driver.

For more information contact UCOL Facilities Management: UCOL FM Helpdesk
Phone: 0800 GO UCOL Extension 7333