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Temuka via Washdyke

Buses travel between Temuka and Timaru during the weekdays with Intercity providing a seven day service stopping at Temuka and Washdyke on demand.

Timaru to Temuka via Washdyke

Monday to Friday

Trip operated by Ritchies Intercity Ritchies Intercity
Timaru Railway Station   11.20am 4.20pm 8.30pm
Aoraki Polytechnic 7.15am   4.24pm  
Washdyke 7.22am   4.30pm  
Arowhenua 7.30am   4.40pm  
King St / Wood St (Temuka)  7.35am 11.40am 4.43pm 8.50pm
Cass St (Temuka)     4.45pm  
Murray St/ Domain Ave (Temuka)     4.55pm  

NB- Trips marked in orange will pick up students at 4.00pm from Timaru Boys High School and 4.05pm from Timaru Girls High School during school terms. Trips marked in purple are operated by Intercity – we recommend you book your seat in advance as a seat is not guara​​​nteed unless booked prior to travel. To book or for more information please contact Ritchies on 03 688 7300.

Saturday and Sunday

Trip operated by Intercity Intercity
Timaru Railway Station 11.20am 8.30pm
King Street 11.40am 8.50pm

Temuka to Timaru via Washdyke

Monday to Friday

Trip operated by  Ritchies Intercity Intercity Ritchies Intercity
Murray St / Domain Ave (Temuka) 7.45am        
King St / Cass St (Temuka) 7.57am        
King St / Wood St (Temuka) 8.00am 10.00am 4.05pm 5.00pm 7.30pm
Arowhenua 8.05am     5.05pm  
Washdyke 8.13am     5.10pm  
Timaru Railway Station 8.23am 10.20am 4.30pm 5.15pm 7.55pm
Aoraki Polytechnic 8.26am     5.20pm  

Saturday and Sunday

Trip operated by Intercity Intercity Intercity
King St / Wood St (Temuka) 10.00am 4.05pm 7.30pm
Timaru Railway Station 10.20am 4.30pm 7.55pm

Temuka & Washdyke fare guide (trips one way)

Route Adults Children
  Metrocard Cash Metrocard Cash
Temuka NA $5.00 NA $2.70
Washdyke NA $2.50 NA $1.50

Concession cards are also available for Temuka and Washdyke services from the bus driver (cash only) , costs are:

Card type Adult Child
Washdyke $25.00 $15.00
Temuka $50.00 $27.00