Getting around Raglan

The shopping and cafe area of Raglan is compact, so you can easily walk around it.  Further afield you’ll need your own transport or to use a taxi, although there is a limited bus service as covered below.  The Raglan map below shows the Raglan town area around Bow Street where the Information Centre, hotel, and most of the motels, backpackers, shops and cafes are located.  This page is about Getting around Raglan, there is also a page on Getting to Raglan.

Raglan Taxis

Raglan Shuttle Limited provides a taxi service. Credit card/eftpos payment facilities available in-vehicle or online. For bookings phone Phone: 07 825 8159, Mobile: 027 825 8159, Email: Web:

Raglan Shuttle

Raglan Shuttle Limited provides service for private hire events eg weddings, private functions and more. 1 to 6 passenger seats available. Credit card/eftpos payment facilities available in-vehicle or online. For bookings phone Phone: 07 825 8159, Mobile: 027 825 8159, Email: Web:

Central Business Area Parking

Map of Raglan Cafe and Shopping Area
Map of Raglan Cafe and Shopping Area

Parking is usually available in the streets around the Shops & Cafes area.  There is a car park next to the Fire Station in Wainui Road, just south of the Bankart St roundabout and street parking bays in James St.  Stewart St opposite the museum and i-SITE is another street with plenty of parking bays.


There is a limited daily bus service that runs 3 times a day and twice a day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. A few Raglan streets are serviced by this Route 23 bus: Cnr Te Hutewai and Wainui Rds, Whitley St, Norrie Ave, Bow St, Wallis St, Government Rd, Manukau St, Main Rd (SH23). Manu Bay/ Wainui Road west of Te Hutewai Road is a summer only service.

A fourth Raglan route 23 service is operated by a double decker service early in the morning leaving Raglan at 7am from a stop near the Raglan i-SITE. A corresponding double decker return service arrives in Raglan at 4.45pm. The double decker bus services these Raglan roads: Wainui Road,  Bow St, James St, Wallis St, Government Rd, Manukau St, Main Rd (SH23).

The adult fare for trips within Raglan is $3.50 and the child fare is $1.90.  From November to April the weekday morning and early afternoon services and the weekend services are extended to include Manu Bay and Wainui Rd.  The separate fare for this section alone is $1.00 for adults and $0.50 for children.  See map below for routes and bus stops.

Bus 23 route in Raglan Town
Bus 23 routes in Raglan Town – white dots on lines are bus stops. The light blue line and the green line (school assist) is the main bus route. The dotted light blue line is a summer service when the bus starts from and ends up at Manu Bay.  The dark blue line is serviced once a day by a double decker bus.

To download the Hamilton to Raglan bus timetable, CLICK HERE or to view it as a web page CLICK HERE

Courtesy Coaches

A few accommodation and licensed establishments provide courtesy coaches that will take you to and from their establishment for free or a low charge.

The Raglan Club provides a courtesy coach as part of its service to members and its guests. Phone: 07-825 8288, Mobile 027 242 7172. This service is available seven days.

The YOT CLUB has a free pickup and dropoff. Just text 027 968 3333.

The Raglan Sunset Motel at 7 Bankart Street, Raglan has a seven seat courtesy van. Phone 07 825 0050.

Raglan Surf School lessons include the use of a surfboard, wetsuit, all transport to and from beach & an after surf sauna back at base. Free pickups and drop offs from Raglan Township if you’re not already staying with us. Phone 07 825 7873.

BEACHAUS offers a choice of homes in Whale Bay and Raglan town with pickup and drop-off from Hamilton Airport available for guests. Phone 07 825 0351.

Solscape/ YHA Raglan Accommodation close to Manu Bay includes free pick-ups from Raglan.

Other Options

Cyclery Raglan, Bike rentals, sales and repairs
10 Bankart Street
Phone 07 825 0309

Raglan i-SITE, ebike rentals
13 Wainui Road, Raglan

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