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Auckland to Christchurch (via Rotorua) Bus and Coach Travel Services
scenic travel routes
  Travel from Auckland or Auckland Airport to Rotorua and Christchurch by inter-city bus, scenic coach and inter-island ferry, choosing from below range of scenic travel and touring options that allows you to make one payment and travel on one ticket.

All scenic travel journey options have onboard commentary except for Auckland Airport to Auckland city bus services.

Accommodation at compulsory stops is within short walking distance to bus stops/terminals. Accommodation is additional to your fare.

A minimum of 4 days of travel is required.

If you experience problems in making your reservation or would like one of our travel consultant's to make a reservation/s for you, please contact our Travel Centre team.
  Travel Option 1          
  Auckland Airport to Departs Arrives Frequency Travel Information Operated by
Auckland City 9.50am 10.20am Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
12.20pm 12.50pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
4.20pm 5.00pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
6.20pm 6.50pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
  Auckland City to          
Rotorua 7.30am 1:30pm Daily scenic coach service - via Waitomo Caves Great Sights
8:00am 12.15pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
9:30am 1:30pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
12.45pm 5.10pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
3.45pm 7.15pm Daily   Great Sights
7:30pm 11:05pm Daily GOLD Seat Service InterCity Coachlines
Accommodation is required in Rotorua for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Rotorua Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Rotorua to          
Blenheim 11.05pm 1.30pm Daily combined bus/ferry/bus service - 1 Day/1 Night InterCity / Interislander
Accommodation is required in Blenheim for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Blenheim Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Blenheim to          
Christchurch 8.05am 4.20pm Daily GOLD Seat Service InterCity Coachlines
  Fares and Reservations ONLINE FARES/RESERVATIONS  
You can use a Flexipass bus and ferry pass for the above travel

  Travel Option 2          
  Auckland Airport to Departs Arrives Frequency Travel Information Operated by
Auckland City 9.50am 10.20am Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
12.20pm 12.50pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
4.20pm 5.00pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
6.20pm 6.50pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
  Auckland City to          
Rotorua 7.30am 1:30pm Daily scenic coach service - via Waitomo Caves Great Sights
8:00am 12.15pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
9:30am 1:30pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
12.45pm 5.10pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
3.45pm 7.15pm Daily   Great Sights
7:30pm 11:05pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
Accommodation is required in Rotorua for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Rotorua Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Rotorua to          
Nelson 11.05pm 3.15pm Daily combined bus/ferry/bus service - 1 Day/1 Night InterCity / Interislander
Accommodation is required in Nelson for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Nelson Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Nelson to          
Christchurch 8.25am 4.20pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
  Fares and Reservations ONLINE FARES/RESERVATIONS  
You can use a Flexipass bus and ferry pass for the above travel

  Travel Option 3          
  Auckland Airport to Departs Arrives Frequency Travel Information Operated by
Auckland City 9.50am 10.20am Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
12.20pm 12.50pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
4.20pm 5.00pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
6.20pm 6.50pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
  Auckland City to          
Rotorua 7.30am 1:30pm Daily scenic coach service - via Waitomo Caves Great Sights
8:00am 12.15pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
9:30am 1:30pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
12.45pm 5.10pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
3.45pm 7.15pm Daily   Great Sights
7:30pm 11.05pm Daily GOLD Seat Service InterCity Coachlines
Accommodation is required in Rotorua for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Rotorua Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Rotorua to          
  Wellington 8.45am 4.35pm  Daily via Taupo InterCity Coachlines
  11.10am 7.00pm Daily via Taupo InterCity Coachlines
  1.20pm 8.15pm Daily via Taupo InterCity Coachlines
Accommodation is required in Wellington for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Wellington Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Wellington to          
Blenheim 9.00pm 1.30pm Daily combined bus/ferry/bus service InterCity / Interislander
Accommodation is required in Blenheim for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Blenheim Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Blenheim to          
Christchurch 8.05am 4.20pm Daily GOLD Seat Service InterCity Coachlines
  Fares and Reservations ONLINE FARES/RESERVATIONS  
You can use a Flexipass bus and ferry pass for the above travel

  Travel Option 4          
  Auckland Airport to Departs Arrives Frequency Travel Information Operated by
Auckland City 9.50am 10.20am Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
12.20pm 12.50pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
4.20pm 5.00pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
6.20pm 6.50pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
  Auckland City to          
Rotorua 7.30am 1:30pm Daily scenic coach service - via Waitomo Caves Great Sights
8:00am 12.15pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
9:30am 1:30pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
12.45pm 5.10pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
3.45pm 7.15pm Daily   Great Sights
7:30pm 11.05pm Daily GOLD Seat Service InterCity Coachlines
Accommodation is required in Rotorua for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Rotorua Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Rotorua to          
  Wellington 8.45am 4.35pm  Daily via Taupo InterCity Coachlines
  11.10am 7.00pm Daily via Taupo InterCity Coachlines
  1.20pm 8.15pm Daily via Taupo InterCity Coachlines
Accommodation is required in Wellington for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Wellington Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Wellington to          
Nelson 9.00pm 3.15pm Daily combined bus/ferry/bus service InterCity / Interislander
Accommodation is required in Nelson for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Nelson Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Nelson to          
Christchurch 8.25am 4.20pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
  Fares and Reservations ONLINE FARES/RESERVATIONS  
You can use a Flexipass bus and ferry pass for the above travel

  Travel Option 5          
  Auckland Airport to Departs Arrives Frequency Travel Information Operated by
Auckland City 9.50am 10.20am Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
12.20pm 12.50pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
4.20pm 5.00pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
6.20pm 6.50pm Daily pick up from International and Domestic terminals are available InterCity Coachlines
  Auckland City to          
Rotorua 7.30am 1:30pm Daily scenic coach service - via Waitomo Caves Great Sights
8:00am 12.15pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
9:30am 1:30pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
12.45pm 5.10pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
3.45pm 7.15pm Daily   Great Sights
7:30pm 11.05pm Daily GOLD Seat Service InterCity Coachlines
Accommodation is required in Rotorua for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Rotorua Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Rotorua to          
  Wellington 8.45am 4.35pm  Daily via Taupo InterCity Coachlines
  11.10am 7.00pm Daily via Taupo InterCity Coachlines
  1.20pm 8.15pm Daily via Taupo InterCity Coachlines
Accommodation is required in Wellington for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Wellington Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Wellington to          
Nelson 9.00am 3.15pm Daily combined bus/ferry/bus service InterCity / Interislander
Accommodation is required in Nelson for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Nelson Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Nelson to          
Christchurch 7.15am 6.31pm Daily combined bus and train service - via Greymouth TranzAlpine TrainInterCity
  Fares and Reservations ONLINE FARES/RESERVATIONS  
You can use a Flexipass bus and ferry pass for the above travel except for the TranzAlpine train which is additional fare to the pass

Important Information 

The above times are for guidance only and may change with out notice
Click on ONLINE FARES/RESERVATIONS for online times, fares, seat availability and instant confirmation reservations for the above and other travel destinations.
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