Getting around Palmerston North

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Getting around Palmerston North is easy with a compact CBD, a regular bus service and a network of cycle lanes.

Palmerston North's central business district is centred around a large central reserve known as The Square. All CBD precincts are within walking distance of each other.

Public transport

Horizons Regional Council runs bus services in Palmerston North. Bus travel is free for Massey University, IPU and UCOL students and staff. For all information about local bus services, visit the Horizons website.


Palmerston North has an extensive network of cycle lanes, trails, tracks and purpose built parks.

Cycling and bike paths in Palmerston North