Plan your New Zealand Bus Pass

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Explore New Zealand the way you want

How far will your hours take you?

The best part about travelling with an InterCity FlexiPass® is that there is no set itinerary - go where you want, when you want in your own time. That's why it's the perfect backpacker bus pass for independent travellers. To help you plan your trip and work out how many hours to purchase, we've shown some possible routes below, just as an example.

(These examples are based on direct service routes. With multiple services per day in most areas, exact hours will vary. Take a look at our network map or search InterCity bus timetables for more information.)

Example itineraries, based on our most popular bus pass routes

With a 60 hour pass

60 hour flexipass

With a 60 hour pass, you could give yourself the ultimate New Zealand experience and take your time exploring what our country has to offer. Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, geothermal Rotorua and Taupo and Napier's art deco beauty, as well as the city charms of Auckland and Wellington. Your InterCity FlexiPass® includes the Interislander ferry between islands. When you arrive in the South Island, enjoy its rugged coast, glaciers, lakes, mountains and more.

Get your 60 hour pass for just $459


With a 45 hour pass

45 hour flexipass

With 45 hours you could explore the scenic highlights of the South Island, taking in its stunning pristine lakes, wild coastlines and snowy mountains - plus bonus tours to Mount Cook and Milford Sound

Get your 45 hour pass for just $355


With a 35 hour pass

35 hour flexipass

With a 35-hour FlexiPass you could travel down the beautiful South Island. Go whale watching in Kaikoura, visit a chocolate factory in Dunedin and uncover some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery.

Get your 35 hour pass for just $282


With a 25 hour pass

25 hour flexipass

25 hours is enough to take a round trip from Auckland right to the top of the North Island, including two top-selling tours: Cape Reinga and a Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock.

Get your 25 hour pass for just $209


With a 15 hour pass

15 hour flexipass

On a 15-hour FlexiPass you could travel between the North Island's two largest cities, Auckland and Wellington, discovering some of New Zealand's best known attractions along the way.

Get your 15 hour pass for just $132



Remember, these maps just show examples of where you could travel with your FlexiPass - but you can travel wherever you like on our network! For more help planning your New Zealand travels check out Backpacker Bus.


Any questions? Read our FlexiPass FAQs or check the FlexiPass terms and conditions.