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InterCity runs daily buses from Auckland to New Plymouth. Services depart from the main InterCity SkyCity Terminal at 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central and arrive at 19 Ariki Street, New Plymouth. The journey takes approximately 6 hours 20 minutes with regular breaks along the way.
Search for a bus Auckland to New Plymouth with New Zealand's most popular national bus network. Fares start from just $1 (+ booking fee).
New Plymouth has won multiple awards as a city, and has been selected by the government as a cycling model community. With both the coast and Mount Taranaki so close nearby, people can easily enjoy water activities year-round and snow sports in the winter.
As the major city of the Taranaki Region, New Plymouth is the service centre for the region’s major industries such as farming and oil, natural gas and petrochemical exploration.
Mount Taranaki can be seen from all areas of New Plymouth and as it's only a short 30 minute drive from the centre of town, visitors to New Plymouth can surf, ski, water ski and snowboard all in the same day!
New Plymouth is well known for the number of stunning parks, reserves and walkways. The Pukekura Park, the Sugar Loaf Islands and the Ratapihipihi Scenic Reserve are just some of the places you could visit to relax and enjoy nature. The Coastal Walkway is a 12.7km pathway providing stunning views of the dramatic west coast and can be enjoyed by people of all ages - get your scooters and skateboards out for maximum fun!
If you'd like to learn more about the history and heritage of the Taranaki region, pay a visit to one of the museums such as Puke Ariki or the Hurworth Cottage. The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is an interesting place where you could easily spend an afternoon enjoying New Zealand's largest contemporary art collection.
New Plymouth is the home of the TSB Bank Festival of Lights, which runs every year during December to February, transforming the park into a glowing wonderland with both daytime and night programmes and events for people of all ages. Learn more about things to do in New Plymouth here.
For more information about this beach town visit: newplymouth.nz
Bus Auckland to New Plymouth with InterCity to experience the relaxed atmosphere and thriving community of New Plymouth.
With two bus passes provided by InterCity, you can bus Auckland to New Plymouth with ease. Take a look at the FlexiPass and the TravelPass to learn more. You have the flexibility to jump on and off wherever you want and managing your travel online is effortless.