InterCity® operates daily buses Auckland to Gisborne.

Your journey from Auckland to Gisborne will take just over 10 hours on this direct service. 

Buses leave from the main InterCity terminal at 102 Hobson Street, Central Auckland and arrive at the bus stop located outside the Gisborne i-SITE at 209 Grey Street after passing through Hamilton, Rotorua and Whakatane.

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About Gisborne

Gisborne or 'Gizzy' as it's known to the locals, is New Zealand's most easterly city, being located at the north end of Poverty Bay in the North Island. It was here that Captain Cook first stepped ashore in New Zealand in 1769. 

Known for great surf beaches, plenty of sunshine and great wine - the region is the third largest producer in New Zealand of wine grapes after Marlborough and the Hawkes Bay.

The popular Rhythm and Vines New Year's festival is held in Gisborne every year, bringing music fans and holidaymakers flocking here year after year to celebrate. 

If you wish to learn more about Maori culture, Gisborne is steeped in history. Many years ago, the first few waka (canoes) that landed in New Zealand first came to Titirangi Hill, Gisborne. A culturally significant place to New Zealand and the region, this is an integral part of Maori history and legends. Visit the Tarawhiti Museum to see early Maori artefacts and photographs.

Kick back and relax at Smash Palace, a bar that has famously provided live music in Gisborne for the past 25 years. Its quirky interior and delicious food and drinks provide a solid foundation for an awesome night out. Not to mention being crowned the best Music Entertainment Venue at the 2016 Hospitality NZ Awards!

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Traveling by bus Auckland to Gisborne by bus is easy and well worth the bus ride! Gisborne is a great getaway when the crowds of larger New Zealand cities are too much to bear.  

InterCity offer the FlexiPass bus pass which provides flexible travel within a set budget. You can jump on and off wherever and whenever you please and book and manage your travel yourself online.