Cook’s Island Bus Passenger Transport Ltd started life as Cook’s Corner Trading Ltd in 1988. What is now our Public Transport System was originally started in October 1989 with a small shuttle van running a schedule around the island to feed our Cook’s Corner shopping complex in the heart of Avarua. That first vehicle was a 15 seat Mazda E2200 van, painted white with a bold red Cook’s Corner sign placed along each side.
As demand grew, so did our fleet which now consists of 12 buses. We not only operate Public Transport, we are the only operators of school services on Rarotonga. We have buses for Charter to local Schools, Churches and Sports groups. We also can quote for Bulk Airport Transfers and charters for all types of visiting groups.
Our Public Buses operate, starting with the first Departure from town, Clockwise at 7.00am Monday to Saturday till 4.00pm. The Anticlockwise buses first Departure starts from town is at 8.30am and runs up to the last anticlockwise departure at 4.30 pm. All departures are hourly from town, Clockwise on the hour, Anticlockwise at 30 minutes past the hour from Cook’s Corner.(Please Note, the Saturday anticlockwise bus runs to 1.30pm) The Night Bus runs every hour nightly, from 6.00pm to 11.00pm being the last departure for Monday to Saturday. Sunday bus runs Clockwise only on the hour, starting at 8.00 am with a break between 1.00 and 2.00 pm, the last departure for Sunday is 4.00pm with no night bus for Sundays.
Cook's Island Bus Passenger Transport is a Locally owned and operated Company. The Public Bus Service and School Bus Services are not subsidised by the Local Government.