This page gives you local bus service information and timetables, and links you to the Tasman Regional Passenger Transport Plan.

New Routes and timetables from 30 July 2018.

Download the timetable and route map (1.8MB pdf)

NBus - Richmond-Nelson Bus Service 

The NBus runs between Richmond and Nelson seven days a week. Buses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks. The service is operated by SBL Ltd.


There are two main routes between Nelson and Richmond, one via Stoke and Tahunanui and one via Bishopdale. Other routes operate in Nelson.


Fares and Concessions 

Full fare (Richmond to Nelson) for an adult is $4. A range of concessions and multi-trip discounts are available.

View the fares and zone maps online

  • Children aged under five years travel free.
  • A child fare applies to anyone aged between five and 15 years or enrolled in secondary school while wearing a school uniform or on production of a school ID card.
  • The student / Community Services cardholder fare applies to those aged 18 and under or enrolled in a Nelson or Tasman tertiary institution on production of an ID card, and Community Services cardholders on production of their card.
  • Holders of SuperGold cards can travel for free on off-peak services (9am-3pm and after 6.30pm weekdays and all weekend). Outside of these hours a full fare must be paid.

More details are available from SBL's office on 03 548 3290. Office hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Email: info@nelsoncoaches.co.nz

The Late Late Bus 

This late night loop service travels to Nelson via Bishopdale and returns  to Richmond via Tahunanui.

The Late Late Bus does not have bike racks and is not wheelchair accessible.

Fare $4.

Buses in the Tasman District 

Abel Tasman Coachlines operates regular services to Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Marahau and Takaka

Buses in Nelson City 

SBL also run N-Bus services in Nelson City.

Regional Passenger Transport Plan