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Service Information:   Effective from: 01 Oct 18 - Daily bus/coach services are operating between Christchurch and Kaikoura. Direct bus/coach services between Kaikoura, Blenheim, Picton and Nelson and combined bus/coach and ferry services from Christchurch or Kaikoura to Wellington, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton or Auckland are operating
North Island
Auckland Airport
Bay of Islands
Hobbiton Movie Set
Kerikeri (Bay of Islands)
Matamata (Hobbiton)
National Park
New Plymouth
Paihia (Bay of Islands)
Palmerston North
Tongariro National Park
Waitomo Caves
South Island
Arthurs Pass
Christchurch Airport
Fox Glacier
Franz Josef
Hanmer Springs
Methven / Mt Hutt
Milford Sound
Mt Cook
Nelson Lakes/St Arnaud
Te Anau
South Island

Discover New Zealand by travelling on New Zealand's largest national scenic bus and ferry travel network

New Zealand national bus and coach routes and destinations map - Click to enlarge mapSee New Zealand's 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 ski/snowboarding fields at Mt Hutt, Queenstown and Wanaka on a national scenic travel network of bus, coach and ferry services.

With the travel networks of InterCity Coachlines, Great Sights, Newmans Coachlines, Atomic Shuttles and Mana/Naked Bus operating over 160 daily services, so you can travel to 500 cities, towns, national parks, skifields and major tourist destinations through out New Zealand including destinations on the route map.

With a range of fares starting from NZ$1.00, travelling on InterCity Coachlines and Naked Bus bus and coach services is an affordable, safe, environmental friendly and relaxing way to see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty.

National coach and bus operators like Mana/Naked Bus and InterCity Coachlines operate frequent daily regional and long distance bus and coach services in both the North and South Island, with some services connecting with Cook Strait ferry services that operate between Wellington in the North and Picton in the South Island,

Travel is in modern buses and scenic coaches with InterCity Coachlines and Newmans Coachlines operating a fleet of eco-friendly air-conditioned buses and coaches, that have reclining seats with foot and heat rests.

InterCity, Newmans and Mana/Naked Bus buses and coaches do not have onboard washroom facility but do stop regularly for comfort and refreshments on route.

Great Sights operates premier scenic coach and sightseeing services using a fleet of modern, luxury, eco-friendly, air-conditioned coaches that have 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 with Wellington/Picton ferry services crossing Cook Strait between the North and South Islands.

The Starlighter overnight services 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. Alternatively you can travel on the Starlighter Sleeper service with bunk beds on board. Top bunks are single hammock-style beds, with two bunks side by side underneath, divided by a privacy screen.

Each bunk comes with a small lightweight pillow and has a three-pin power point and a USB power point so you can keep your devices charged and enjoy free onboard wifi and a bottle of water and some cookies in case you need a midnight snack!

InterCity Coach InteriorFor stress free relaxing travel, InterCity Coachlines GOLD seats - soft leather reclining seats with head and foot rests complete with individual USB charging ports that are located on the upper deck of the of the Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo, Palmerston North and Wellington daytime double decker coach services, the Wellington to Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland Starlighter overnight double decker coach services and the first 3 rows on the single deck Auckland to Hamilton, Taupo, Palmerston North and Wellington coach services, Wellington to Palmerston North, Hastings and Napier coach services, Christchurch to Dunedin, Christchurch to Blenheim and Picton, Christchurch to Dunedin and Dunedin to Queenstown coach services.

These seats provide plenty of room to stretch your legs, lie back and relax and log onto wifi. The best thing is, these seats don't cost a lot more than the regular fare!

All InterCity regional, inter-regional buses and long distance coaches and Great Sights scenic travel and sightseeing coaches, have seamless 3G/4G mobile Wi-Fi access across all inter-regional, long distance and sightseeing routes within New Zealand.

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 and 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, allowing you to make one reservation and travel on one ticket for the the destinations you want to travel from and to. These fares include bus and ferry travel between these destinations.

combined TranzAlpine train and scenic bus travel options and fares to choose from, you can make one reservation and travel on one fare from either Christchurch to Franz Josef or Christchurch to Franz Josef and Queenstown or from Queenstown to Franz Josef and Christchurch or Franz Josef to Christchurch.

You can book accommodation that is close to inter-regional and long distance coach terminals in Auckland, Hamilton, Paihia (Bay of Islands), Rotorua, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Queenstown and near Franz Josef and Fox Glacier coach/bus stops and near Christchurch Railway Station for the TranzAlpine train services to and from Christchurch.

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

These 'Book As You Go' bus and ferry passes are available in number of travel 'sectors' to used, 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 'Book As You Go' bus and ferry passes include ferry crossings between the North and South Islands.

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 travelling on south or north bound from Auckland.

Also, you can make reservations from Christchurch International Airport for bus and coach services to and from Christchurch to Queenstown, Tekapo, Mt Cook, Twizel, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef or Wanaka.

There is a range of bed and breakfast inns and lodges, backpacker hostels, motels, motor inns, apartment and hotel accommodation that are close to major bus and coach terminals and bus stops through out New Zealand