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Karuia Bus

Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
+687 26.97.00
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Easy way to get around

The system provides an easy and inexpensive way to get around. You do need to hail the bus as they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
malynka2017
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Brisbane, Australia
Scarce buses, NOTHING at night, could be cleaner, bus stations lack maps

Not enough buses run and it's ever worse when they're on strike. Schedules are unpredictable (don't... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
CharlesEtienneNC
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Noumea, New Caledonia
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Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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+687 26.97.00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The system provides an easy and inexpensive way to get around. You do need to hail the bus as they don't stop just because you are standing at the bus stop.

Thank malynka2017
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not enough buses run and it's ever worse when they're on strike. Schedules are unpredictable (don't trust the timetables). After 6-7pm NOTHING runs!! More often that not, maps are not displayed on bus stations. Some buses would benefit from more regular cleaning. But they're not...More

Thank CharlesEtienneNC
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The local bus service cost 210xpf per trip. Very easy to get around. Pay cash, get your ticket and validate in the machine. Buses are pretty frequent - look for the white pillars - these are the bus stops.

Thank Liz A
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Bus is cheap and cheerful. No timetable. It comes ‘whenever’ during the day and more often in peak times.

Thank Marc W
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

For 2010 xpf you can catch a bus for one stop or many stops....we rode the bus to the end of the line hopped off and had a look around and caught another bus back....on other occassions we went to a set place like centre...More

1  Thank graden45
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We visit New Caledonia often, and while it sounds corny, one of our regular pleasures is jumping on a Karuia bus to go somewhere – anywhere. No boring groups of cruise passengers, just ordinary people going about their business. Staying at the Anse Vata, the...More

1  Thank hellsbellsGoldCoast
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

210 XPF per ride. Bus timetable is confusing. Website is in french. Aslong as you know the numbers to catch then you are good. Some drivers speak english and are helpful if you ask them if it goes to where you want it to go.

Thank Tokouso2014
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Friendly drivers, punctual and reliable. Beats walking in heat as can enjoy aircon of bus. Reasonably priced service which we paid for with cash on board.

Thank Bern476
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Spent a week in Noumea recently, and travelled the bus a few times. Just have to know that the bus won't stop unless you hail it - even if you're standing at the stop! We got the 10 pack of tickets at the main stop...More

Thank Jackie L
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Used the local us several times during our holiday and we were very happy with the service. Try to have the correct fare to help the drivers.

Thank loopylady
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Danny R
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no, all had narrow and steep stairs
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