Auckland’s traffic woes are a thing of the past for the growing number of Hobsonville Point residents who choose to catch a bus to town for their daily commute.

The Point is serviced by route 956 which runs direct to Auckland’s CBD, taking about 45 minutes. Some journeys require a transfer at the Constellation Drive station.

Resident Orson Waldock works near Fanshawe Street and admits being wedded to his car until recently moving to Hobsonville Point.

“The bus has been great. It runs like clockwork, is a clean and comfortable ride, and the Northern Expressway means it sits at 90kph for the majority of the trip,” he says. “Having access to both the ferry and bus has enabled my wife and I to get rid of one car which has been a real financial boon.”

Fellow resident, Gaurav Malhotra, is equally impressed.

“I’ve found the service to the city quite reliable and it doesn’t take too long either,” Gaurav says. “I prefer public transport as it gives me time to read, listen to music or just ponder. It’s a stress-free way to get to work, doesn’t cost much compared to the ferry or driving and parking your car, and it’s good for the environment too.”

A public transport/Cityhop (shared car) information evening will be held on Wednesday 17 August at the Hobsonville Yacht Club from 6.30pm. Please email for more information and reservations.