Timetables of major government operated (or commissioned) national-level public transport services (specifically bus and train). The focus here is on national level services (not those which operate only at a municipal or city level and which are not controlled or regulated by the national government). A 'yes' in any question will refer to both types of transport. However, if there is no national level service operated or regulated by the government for a given type of transport (for instance busses), then this type is ignored in this data category. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Time of operating
  • Time of leaving first station and arriving to the last station
  • Updated at least once a year

Data Location



There are a lot of long-distance (national-level) coach services offered by private companies (Intercity, Naked Bus, for example). The NZ Transport Agency is the regulator for land transport and provides licenses for operating long-distance buses (https://www.nzta.govt.nz/commercial/passenger/types.html). Currently they don't provide any timetable data on long-distance transport, though. The long-distance bus companies provide timetables on their website, these are not unified in one database, though. Also, it is currently difficult to know, which long-distance coach services with regular timetables exist as there is no registry of all available services.

The national rail network is limited and there are no published data sets, just timetables. Data is provided in non-machine readable format - just HTML.

Metlink data covers Wellington region and is available in GTFS format at https://www.metlink.org.nz/customer-services/general-transit-feed-specification/

Auckland Transport data covers Auckland region and is available in GTFS format from https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/more-services/google-transit-feed/

Reviewer comments

Information on national bus service included.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Daniela Mattern
Submitters   Daniela Mattern
Last modified   Thu Dec 04 2014 09:20:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)