New Zealand Bus services

New Zealand's InterCity Coachlines/Newmans bus services connect the major cities, and some of the smaller towns en route, of both the North and South Islands, as well as connecting both the islands by way of the ferry connection between Wellington and Picton.  The bus service offers the ideal alternative for those clients who do not wish to drive themselves.


With over 150 daily services, it is possible to construct a tour of either island or both islands, based totally on InterCity's scheduled services.  The only restrictions you have over a selfdrive holiday, is that you are governed by the scheduled departure time of each bus and the route it take.  You cannot just stop to take in the sights as you wish, and there is an appreciable amount of handling your luggage between the bus stop and your selected hotel.  Taxis may be required if your chosen hotel is not close to a particular bus stop or station.


InterCity/Newmans offer a range of fares to fit all requirements, covering instant purchase and early booking discounts, which can start from as low as NZ$2 per journey!  We will base your individual itinerary on the best fare offer available at your time of enquiry or booking.


There are currently a number of travel passes offered, which are accepted by the different Coach companies they are,



The Flexipass pass


This pass is valid for travel through out New Zealand on the bus and coach services of InterCity, Newmans and Great Sights, daily sightseening services. including Dolphin watching cruises in the Bay of Islands, plus it can be used for the inter-island ferry service between Wellington and Picton in either direction,


The pass is a  "hop on hop off "which is sold based on the number of hours you think you will need coach travel for ( it's a strange way of doing things) the passes are sold in blocks of 15,20,25,30,35,45,55 and 60 hours, the passes start from £130 (approx) per person for the 15 hours pass, the prices are subject to change, so please call for the current prices. to check the travelling time for your prefered itinerary check on the following website,


The travelling times are shown on pages 2 and 3


The Flexitrip pass

The conditions of the Flexitrip pass are the same as the Flexipass detailed above, except the pass is sold on a per trip basis, being sold in a range of blocks  5,10,15,20,25 and 30 trips (journeys) prices starting at £121 (approx) for the 5 trip pass.


The Travelpass

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The Stray Travel pass

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The Magic bus pass

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On the major routes, the InterCity's coaches offer reclining seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning controls, and onboard toilet/washroom facilites, with stops built in en route for refreshments and to stretch your legs in the fresh air.  On the routes that the vehicles are not equipped with onboard toilets, then more frequent refreshment and comfort stops are built into the schedule.


If you would like to know more about the InterCity scheduled coach  services around New Zealand and how it may fit in with your requirements, then give your prefered Travel agent or our reservations department a call.


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