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)
  • Tauranga and Auckland
  • Hamilton and Auckland Airport
  • Whanganui and Wellington
  • Napier and Wellington
  • Picton and Christchurch
  • Dunedin and Queenstown
  • Auckland and Whangarei (selected days only)

See below for service numbers.

InterCity Gold bus services

InterCity GOLD is available daily on the following services:

  • 6261, 6252, 6253, 6254, 6255 and 6256 between Auckland and Hamilton via Auckland Airport
  • 6503, 6504, 7001 and 7002 between Auckland and Wellington
  • 6356, 6374, 6366, 6357, 6363, 6371 between Tauranga and Auckland
  • 6961, 6962, 6364 and 6367 between Napier and Wellington (please note a standard bus service runs between Gisborne and Napier)
  • 6805 and 6818 between Whanganui and Wellington, plus  6816 (Fridays only) and 6814 (Sundays only)
  • 8707, 8708, 8711 and  8712 between Picton and Christchurch
  • 8502, 8503, 8504 and 8505 between Dunedin and Queenstown

InterCity GOLD is also available on alternate days on the following services:

  • 6501 and 6502 between Auckland and Wellington

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.