New Zealand National Bus and Coach Routes
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North Island -

Auckland
Coromandel
Gisborne
Hamilton
Hastings
Kaitaia
Kerikeri
Matamata (Hobbiton)
Napier
National Park
New Plymouth
Ohakune
Paihia (Bay of Islands)
Palmerston North
Rotorua
Taupo
Tauranga
Turangi
Waitomo Caves
Wanganui
Wellington
Whangarei
Whitianga


South Island -

Akaroa
Arthurs Pass
Blenheim
Christchurch
Dunedin
Fox Glacier
Franz Josef
Glenorchy
Greymouth
Hanmer Springs
Hokitika
Invercargill
Kaikoura  
Methven/Mt Hutt
Milford Sound
Motueka/Marahau
Mt Cook
Nelson
Oamaru
Picton
Punakaiki
Queenstown
Takaka

Te Anau
Te Anau Downs
Tekapo
The Divide
Timaru
Twizel
Wanaka
Westport

New Zealand national bus and coach routes and destinations map - Click to enlarge mapExplore New Zealand unique 15 unique geographical regions and diverse natural beauty with its lakes, rivers, native rugged bush, the majestic volcanoes of the North Island's central plateau, the North Island skifields of Whakapapa and Turoa to the mountain peaks of the majestic Southern Alps, fiords of Milford and Doubtful Sounds, the great southern lakes, rivers, native rugged alpine bush and glaciers of the west coast of the South Island to the major South Island skifields of Mt Hutt, Queenstown and Wanaka on a national network of bus and coach services.

InterCity Coachlines BusWith the bus networks of InterCity Coachlines, Great Sights, Newmans Coachlines or Naked Bus, you can travel to over 600 destinations and key tourist attractions through out New Zealand with over 160 services every day.

With a range of fares starting from NZ$1.00, travelling on InterCity Coachlines, Newmans Coachlines and Great Sights bus and coach services is an affordable way to see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty.

Major coach and bus operators like Great Sights, InterCity and Newmans Coachlines provide frequent daily regional services in the North and South Islands.  There are many smaller local bus and shuttle companies that offer frequent daily bus services within local or regional areas in the North and South Islands.

Travel is in modern buses and coaches with InterCity Coachlines operating a fleet of eco-friendly air-conditioned buses featuring reclining seats with foot and heat rests. InterCity buses do not have washroom facility but do stop for comfort and refreshments on route.

Great Sights and Newmans Coachlines operate premier services with a fleet of modern, luxury, eco-friendly, air-conditioned coaches featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and onboard toilet/washroom facilities.

InterCity Coachlines operates the Starlighter overnight coach services to and from Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North and Wellington, connecting at Wellington or Picton with Wellington/Picton ferry services crossing Cook Strait between the North and South Islands. The Starlighter overnight service features reclining seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and two refreshment/comfort stops on route.

National coach and bus operators operate frequent daily bus and coach services in both the North and South Island, with some services that connect with Cook Strait ferry services that operate between Wellington in the North and Picton in the South Island.

Online ferry times, fares, passenger space availability and instant confirmation reservations are available for
Cook Strait ferry services between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island. There is also combined bus/ferry travel fares to or from Paihia (Bay of Islands), Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North or Wellington to or from Nelson, Blenheim, Kaikoura and Christchurch. These fares include bus and ferry travel between these destinations.

Great Sights CoachIf you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty, there is a range of 'Book As You Go' flexi bus, ferry travel and sightseeing passes, where you can travel at your own pace on the InterCity Coachlines, Newmans Coachlines, Great Sights and Magic Bus national bus and coach networks that provide value for money travel.

These Bus and Coach Passes are available in number 'travel' sectors, by the number of travel 'Hours' or choose from a range of pre-selected travel plans, allowing you to travel when you want for up to 12 months from you first travel date.  All Bus and Coach Passes include ferry crossings between the North and South Islands.

There is a range of bed and breakfast inns and lodges, backpacker hostels, motels, motor inns, apartment and hotel accommodation that can be used with your bus/coach pass.

You can make a reservation to and from Auckland International Airport to any destination outside of the greater Auckland urban region either from the International or domestic terminals if heading southbound from Auckland.

Also, you can make reservations from Christchurch International Airport for services to/from Christchurch to Queenstown, Mt Cook, Dunedin, Invercargill, Te Anau or Wanaka.