InterCity® operates daily buses from Auckland Airport to Tauranga with fares starting from $1 (+ booking fee). Your trip to Tauranga will take approximately 5 hours to reach your destination on a direct service.

Please note that travel time will vary depending on whether your journey contains transfers.

Buses to Tauranga depart from bus stop 2008 (Stop C) outside the International Terminal, Ray Emery Drive, Auckland, and arrive in Tauranga on Wharf Street, outside the library and i-SITE, Tauranga.

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About Tauranga

Tauranga is the most populous city within the Bay of Plenty region. The city lies in the north-western corner of the Bay of Plenty, protected by Matakana Island and the extinct volcano of Mount Maunganui. 

Tauranga is one of the country's main centres for business, international trade, culture, fashion and horticultural science. New Zealand’s largest and most efficient port is the port of Tauranga.

The coastal city provides visitors with many relaxing and thrilling activities on and around the water. Here you can go fishing, kayaking, dolphin watching, blokarting or surfing. In fact, if it involves water you can probably do it in Tauranga!

The Waimarino Adventure Park provides fun for all members of the family, young or old. You can also take a tour from here and visit glowworm caves by kayak.

Other things to keep you busy in Tauranga include taking a short walk or horse trek in native bush, heading over to Mount Maunganui and tramping up the Mount (the view is definitely worth it!), or walking on the world's most accessible volcano, White Island.  

Surrounding suburbs Papamoa and Mount Maunganui are attractive destinations in their own right. Make a day of it and catch the  local bus to these coastal towns. 

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InterCity makes it easy to bus Auckland International Airport to Tauranga with many daily services on this route. Take a look at the FlexiPass bus pass for an economical, flexible option of travelling from Auckland.