Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Kia Orana to to all of our valued customers. We have been monitoring our Public Service Schedule weekly and have now decided to make a change to our Saturday Clockwise Schedule.


The Saturday Clockwise Bus will now depart Cook's Corner on the hour every hour from 7:00am to 3:00pm (last departure from town). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Please understand that we are making our best efforts to provide our service in the most economical way possible to ensure the continuation of the public bus service.


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Meitaki Maata


Staff and Management




Kia Orana,


There will be NO BUS operating on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

The Saturday bus will continue as per our revised schedule. Clockwise Only from 7:00am to 6:00pm last departure


Please pass on this message to all whom wish to use our service at this time.


Meitaki Maata, Happy Easter,



Kia Orana,


Due to the seriously low number of passengers on our Public Bus Service, we are as of Monday 23rd March cancelling our Anti-Clockwise Service and making a further reduction to the Clockwise Schedule.


The Clockwise Bus will depart Cook's Corner on the hour every hour from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. There will be NO ANTI-CLOCKWISE Bus.


Please pass on this message to all whom wish to use our service at this time.


Meitaki Maata,



Update to Saturday Schedule/Cancellation of Sunday Schedule.


Kia Orana All,


Our Saturday Schedule is as follows.

Clockwise Bus ONLY.

The Clockwise Bus departs Cook's Corner on the hour every hour from 7:00am to 6:00pm. There will be NO ANTI-CLOCKWISE BUS.


The Sunday Bus Schedule is NOW CANCELLED. Due to the effects of COVID-19 and severe drop in passenger numbers we have decided to cancel the Sunday Bus Service. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


The Management of Cook's Island Bus Passenger Transport LTD wishes to express our gratitude to all of our customers, past, present and future for your support and continued use of our service. We believe our service to be essential to the community with providing transportation for workers, senior citizens and visitors alike.


We ask that all passengers please follow the HYGIENE GUIDELINES set out by Te Marae Ora.


Meitaki Maata


Staff & Management


We're all in this together.

“A Bus Service that Suits”


This bus service just suits the Cooks to a tee. Two bus routes that go pretty continuously around the island. When you go to the Cooks you are no longer on whatever time zone you left. You are Cook Islands time! These buses, complete with wonderful local drivers, just enhance the beauty of Rarotonga. Old the buses they may be with no air conditioning and clapped out springs what would you expect on an island out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? No bus stops except for the starting point in town, you just flag them down and they literally drop you off to the front door of where you want to go. Do it for the fun and experience. Don't complain about the five bucks, its priceless, stay on the complete circle and take in the magnificent views.


“A Must Do!!”


Prepare to get a real taste of Raro:) The service is cheap & regular and the drivers are so friendly, helpful and entertaining.


“Fun and friendly bus drivers”


We got an all day family pass so we could have a good look around the island and were able to get on and off when ever we liked all for $26 for the day. The bus driver was great, good sense of humour and he had lots of stories to tell, it made the trip more interesting. Grab a time table though so you get a better idea of when they'll pick you up. There's two buses, one goes anti-clockwise and the other clockwise. The driver will stop anywhere along the road if you wave them down,


“Cook Island Buses”


Great service with an ultra friendly driver. What a hoot the trip was with friendly locals joining in with the fun. We did the anti-clockwise trip and what a trip it was. Thanks guys.


“Easy Way to Get Around”


Great service but expect bumpy roads as is usual in places like this. Buses easy to catch by flagging down the very helpful drivers. Hop on with correct change and they will appreciate it but have change if you need it. Tell the driver where you want to go and they are great at remembering and letting you know when you are close. Service with a smile!


“Enjoyable Trip Around the Island”


Bus driver was great, pointed out places of interest along the way, picked us up from our stop on time, and dropped us off almost at the door of our unit. Great way to see the island.


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