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(Fares are in NZ$)
Coachlines operates New Zealand's largest inter-regional and national bus, coach and inter-island ferry travel network
and has been transporting kiwis and international visitors around New
Zealand for more than 30 years.
With with a range of affordable fares starting from NZ$1.00 and
130 daily services to 500
communities, towns, cities, skifields, national parks and major tourist
destinations including the famous
train, traveling with InterCity Coachlines, is a safe, eco-friendly
way to see New Zealand's geographical regions and unique scenic
Coachlines operates a modern fleet
of eco-friendly regional buses and long distance coaches that feature reclining seats with
head rests and have temperature controlled air conditioning for passenger comfort.
InterCity regional and long distance buses and coaches do not have
onboard toilet facilities but do stop regularly for comfort and refreshment breaks.
All InterCity buses and coaches (excluding InterCity Link) have seamless 3G and 4G mobile Wi-Fi
access across all InterCity's regional and long distance routes within
InterCity Link operates regular bus services to smaller regional towns
in association with local bus operators.
InterCity Coachlines operates the Starlighter overnight
coach services that operate between Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North
and Wellington connecting with
Cook Strait ferry services
operating between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South
The Starlighter overnight coach service features reclining seats
with foot and head rests, individual air-conditioning controls and
reading light, onboard toilet/washroom facilities and makes 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
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!
stress free relaxing comfortable travel, book a GOLD seat - 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,
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 Kaikoura, Blenheim and Picton 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, they don't cost a lot more
than the regular fare!
With InterCity Coachlines FareFinder online seat
availability, fare and reservation system, you can search for
departure times, fares and make instant confirmation reservations for
all InterCity Coachlines regional and long distance services throughout
InterCity inter-regional bus and long distance coach services are identified as 'IC' and InterCity
Link bus services as 'IL'.
You can book combined TranzAlpine train and bus reservations from
Christchurch to Nelson, Murchison, Westport, Punakaki, Hokitika, Franz Josef
Glacier using the FareFinder. To make a reservation - type or select
'Christchurch' in the
'From' field and type or select 'Nelson,
Murchison, Westport, Punakaki, Hokitika,
Fox Glacier or Franz Josef' in the 'To'
field as your destination.
You can book combined bus and TranzAlpine train reservations from
Nelson, Murchison, Westport, Punakaiki, Hokitika, Franz Josef Glacier or Fox
Glacier to Christchurch using the FareFinder. To make a
reservation - type or select
'Nelson, Murchison, Westport, Punakaki, Hokitika, Fox Glacier or Franz Josef' in the
'From' field and type or select 'Christchurch' in the 'To'
field as your destination.
Reservations can be made for combined bus and
Cook Strait ferry
travel from Paihia (Bay of
Islands), Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Palmerston
North or Wellington to Picton, Blenheim or
Using the FareFinder - type or select
'Paihia, Auckland Central, Hamilton Central, Rotorua, Palmerston North or Wellington
Central' in the
'From' field and type or select 'Picton,
Blenheim or Nelson' in the 'To'
field as your final destination.
If travelling from Blenheim Nelson or Picton to Wellington, Palmerston North, Rotorua,
Hamilton, Auckland or Paihia (Bay of Islands) - type or select
'Blenheim, Nelson or Picton' in the
'From' field and type or select 'Wellington
Palmerston North, Rotorua, Hamilton Central, Auckland Central or Paihia' in the 'To'
field as your final destination.
Reservations for drop off at
Christchurch International Airport on InterCity
Coachlines northbound services from Invercargill, Te Anau, Timaru,
Oamaru, Ashburton, Dunedin and Queenstown to Christchurch
Reservations to and from
Airport to any southbound destinations outside the greater Auckland urban region
can be made either from the International or domestic terminals.
Reservations for bus and coach travel within the greater Auckland urban
region can not be made, as these services are local commuter services.
'Book As You Go' flexi bus and ferry pass, you can travel at
your own pace on the InterCity Coachlines national network. All
'Book As You Go' bus and ferry pass are
available in blocks of
travel 'Hours' or choose from a range of pre-planned travel options,
allowing you to travel on regular InterCity and Newmans bus/coach
services or on any Great Sights premier scenic coach and sightseeing journeys in any
direction as many times up to 12 months from date of
If you experience any problems in making your reservation/s or would
like one of our travel consultant's to make a reservation for you,
please do not hesitate to contact
Travel Centre team.