can add to your train travel, with travel on New Zealand's largest
and coach transportation network, operating in association with
Great Sights - with its premier
over 600 towns, cities, major skifields, key tourist destinations and
through out New Zealand with over 150 daily services - 365 days
With a range of fares starting from NZ$1.00, travelling on
InterCity Coachlines and
Coachlines national bus and coach networks is an affordable way to see New
Zealand's unique scenic beauty.
Travel is on modern eco-friendly, air-conditioned coaches and buses featuring reclining seats with foot and
head rests, with some long distance coach services having on board
washroom/ toilet facility. All regional and long distance services
do stop regularly for comfort and refreshment breaks.
InterCity Coachlines operates the Starlighter
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 Island.
Using the FareFinder
located on the left,
you can search online for fares, times,
seat availability and make instant confirmation reservations on all
Great Sights bus and coach
services through out New Zealand.
When using the FareFinder -
Coachlines is identified as 'NM',
Great Sights is identified as
InterCity Coachlines is identified as 'IC'
and InterCity Link as 'IL'.
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 Christchurch, Picton, Blenheim, Kaikoura 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 'Christchurch
Main Stop, Picton, Blenheim, Kaikoura or Nelson' in the 'To'
field as your final destination. If travelling from Christchurch, Kaikoura,
Blenheim Nelson or Picton to Wellington, Palmerston North, Rotorua,
Hamilton, Auckland or Paihia - type or select
'Christchurch Main Stop, Kaikoura, 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.
can be made for drop off at Christchurch International Airport on northbound
InterCity bus and coach
services from Invercargill, Te Anau, Queenstown, Dunedin, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton
Great Sights coach services from Queenstown Twizel, Lake Tekapo and Mt
Cook, by typing or selecting 'Christchurch Airport' in the 'To'
field, as your drop off location. Airport pick up or drop off for
Newmans coach services between
Christchurch Lake Tekapo, Twizel, Wanaka and Queenstown
- select or type
'Christchurch Antarctic Centre' in the 'From'
field or the 'To' field as your Christchurch airport pick up or
drop off location. There are no bus or coach services from
Christchurch airport to or from - Picton, Blenheim or Kaikoura.
If travelling to or from Auckland
Airport International or domestic terminals - to or from
destinations outside the greater Auckland urban region, using the above Fare Finder - in the 'From'
field, type or select either 'Auckland International Airport' or 'Auckland Domestic Airport'
and in the 'To' field, the destination you want to travel too.
Reservations for bus and coach travel within the greater Auckland urban region
is not available because they are local commuter services.
You can add to your train travel, a
'Hop On/Hop Off' bus, ferry and
that allows you to travel on
national bus and coach networks and
Cook Strait ferry services at your own pace,
in any direction, as many times as your travel plans allows
up to 12 months giving you value for money travel.