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Newmans Coachlines

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Newmans Coachlines has been at the forefront of New Zealand passenger transportation since its humble beginnings with a horse drawn carriage service in 1879. Newmans Coach Lines is now a leading New Zealand coach operator, offering scheduled services that link New Zealand's main commercial and tourist centres in New Zealand's South Island.

Newmans CoachNewmans Coachlines proudly operates scenic coach network in the South Island providing quality scenic coach services between Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Twizel, Wanaka and Queenstown and from Queenstown to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier - 365 days a year.

Travel in comfort on modern eco-friendly, air-conditioned coaches featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and highly trained coach drivers, who will look after you and make sure you get to your destination, safely.

Newmans Coachlines South Island coach network has regular connections to InterCity Coachlines inter-regional and national bus and coach network in Christchurch, Queenstown, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier to over 130 daily regional and long distance bus, coach services including the TranzAlpine train and and inter-island ferry services between the North and South Islands, to more than 500 destinations throughout New Zealand - 365 days a year for your convenience.

By using the FareFinder located on the left of this page - you can search online for departure times, fares and make instant confirmation reservations for all InterCity and Newmans bus and coach services through out New Zealand.

When using the FareFinder, Newmans Coachlines is identified as 'NM'.

Newmans CoachFor pick ups and drop offs from Christchurch International Airport, for Newmans services between Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Twizel, Wanaka and Queenstown, type or select 'Christchurch Antarctic Centre' in 'From' and/or 'To'  field of the Fare Finder.

With a 'Book As You Go' bus and ferry pass, you can travel at your own pace on the Newmans Coachlines national network. Passes are sold in blocks of travel 'Hours'', allowing you to travel on regular InterCity, Newmans bus/coach services and on any Great Sights premier scenic coach and sightseeing services in any direction as many times as your hours allow for up to 12 months from date of first travel.

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 our Travel Centre team.