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Book a bus to Palmerston North with InterCity from $1 (+booking fee). InterCity buses travel daily to Palmerston North from a variety of locations all around the North Island. The main InterCity bus stop in Palmerston North is located at the Travel Centre on the corner of Pitt and Main Street. From 1 May the InterCity Palmerston North bus stop is moving to The Square (outside the i-SITE).
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Approximate bus to Palmerston North travel times
Bus Wellington to Palmerston North: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Bus Porirua to Palmerston North: 2 hours
Bus Wanganui to Palmerston North: 1 hour 30 minutes
Bus Hastings to Palmerston North: 2 hours 20 minutes
Bus Napier to Palmerston North: 2 hours and 45 minutes
Bus Rotorua to Palmerston North: 5 hours 30 minutes
Bus Auckland to Palmerston North: 7 hours
Bus Manukau to Palmerston North: 8 hours 30 minutes
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About Palmerston North
The youthful city of Palmerston North is vibrant and has an active student population as it is home to Massey University, Universal College of Learning and the International Pacific College. ‘Palmy’, as it is known to the locals, is the main city in the Manawatu-Waganui Region of New Zealand, located just 140 km north of the nation’s capital, Wellington.
No matter what you are into, there is plenty to do in Palmerston North! If you're into the outdoors, go hiking in the Tararua Ranges or take a day walk through the Manawatu Gorge. Te Manawa is a museum of art, science and history which recognises the history and uniqueness of the area, reflecting the growing region and its people. General admission is free and there are guided tours available.
During your stay in Palmerston North you must also check out the New Zealand Rugby Museum, the first museum dedicated to the country’s national sport. Take time to explore the rich history of the game, the forgotten heroes and see how it has shaped and been shaped by New Zealand.
Those after some “retail therapy” will be pleased with the shopping in the central area of the city, where there are a variety of stores for all tastes and budgets.
Getting around Palmerston North is easy! Check out the urban Palmerston North bus timetables and routes at horizons.govt.nz