InterCity GOLD buses offer a limited number of soft leather reclining chairs, complete with individual USB charging ports and free WiFi

Our premium InterCity GOLD seats provide plenty of room to stretch your legs. And the best thing is, they don't cost a lot more than the regular fare! Simply lie back and relax – plug in your USB, log on to the WiFi, and watch the world glide by. Very nice.


Where can I travel on InterCity GOLD?

InterCity GOLD is available for an additional charge on selected services between the following towns and cities:

  • Auckland and Wellington (daytime and overnight services)
  • Auckland and Hamilton via Auckland Airport
  • Auckland and Hastings
  • Auckland and Rotorua
  • Tauranga and Wellington
  • New Plymouth and Palmerston North
  • Napier and Wellington
  • Picton and Christchurch
  • Christchurch and Dunedin
  • Christchurch and Invercargill
  • Dunedin and Queenstown

See below for service numbers and seating configuration info.

InterCity Gold bus services

InterCity GOLD seats are available on the following services:

Service No Route Type of bus Gold seat location
6253/6254 between Auckland and Hamilton via Auckland Airport Single decker At front
6503/6504 between Auckland and Wellington Double decker Varies*
6609/6602 between Auckland and Hastings Double decker Downstairs
6210/6219 between Auckland and Rotorua Double decker Upstairs
6808/6809 between New Plymouth and Palmerston North Single decker At front
6961/6962 between Napier and Wellington** Double decker Downstairs
7701/7710 between Tauranga and Wellington Single decker At front
8810/8137 between Dunedin and Christchurch Single decker At front
8205/8206 between Christchurch and Invercargill Single decker At front
8502/8503 between Dunedin and Christchurch Single decker At front
8504/8505 between Dunedin and Queenstown*** Single decker At front
8507/8708 between Christchurch and Picton Single decker At front

* This service alternates vehicles - please contact us for more info
** Please note a standard bus service runs between Gisborne and Napier
*** Available during school and public holidays only


How to book InterCity GOLD seats

To book an InterCity GOLD seat, look for the GOLD icon under Service Info in your search results. If you have a pre-existing standard booking on an InterCity GOLD service, you can upgrade to a GOLD seat (if available) by changing your booking.

Some InterCity GOLD buses are double deckers, with standard seating available on the top deck only. Others have standard seating on the lower deck and a mixture of GOLD and standard seats on the top deck. Please contact us if you wish to book a standard seat and have concerns about mobility.

GOLD seats are limited and subject to availability. GOLD seats are shown as a separate service in search results and marked with the GOLD logo.

Please note that seat style and configuration differs between vehicles - read the booking notes under 'Service info' in the search results to confirm the vehicle type and location of GOLD and standard seats.