It's easy to bus Auckland to Hamilton and return with InterCity's multiple daily bus services in each direction.

Buses to Hamilton depart from the main InterCity SkyCity Terminal at 102 Hobson Street as well as from Manukau City. The bus from Auckland to Hamilton takes approximately 2 hours and arrives at Platforms A-D, Hamilton Transport Centre, corner of Bryce and Angelsea Streets.

Use the fare finder to search for a bus Auckland to Hamilton with New Zealand's most popular national bus network.


About Hamilton

Located approximately 125 km south of Auckland, the city of Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth largest urban city. Sophisticated and vibrant, there are a variety of things to do, whether you’re a backpacker or visiting with the family.

Take part in an animal encounter at Hamilton Zoo, or experience hot air ballooning as the sun comes up. Waikato Museum has a lot of fantastic exhibitions where you can learn of Hamilton’s colourful past, as well as hands-on activities, including holiday programmes for the kids and drop-in art sessions.

The famous Hamilton Botanic Gardens are the perfect place to take a stroll, relax and unwind. The Waikato River, which meanders through the centre of town and through the Hamilton Lake Domain, is another great spot to kick-back and relax. Enjoy a cruise on the Waikato River with Waikato River Explorer and have a delicious lunch while you're on board. 

if you love outdoors you're spoiled for choice in Hamilton. With many scenic walking, biking and horse trekking tracks located in Hamilton and surrounding towns, nature lovers will enjoy the stunning landscapes along the scenic tracks.  

Hamilton is a central location for many other interesting North Island attractions. You could visit the Hobbiton Movie Set or the Waitomo Caves in one day from Hamilton and InterCity can help get you there and back from Hamilton.  

For local Hamilton bus timetable information visit

InterCity makes it easy for anyone to bus Auckland to Hamilton. Book online, over the phone or at any one of our booking agents and to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Hamilton.  

Take a look at the FlexiPass and TravelPass bus passes, both offering flexible travel within a set budget. You have the flexibility to jump on and off wherever you please and you can manage your own travel easily online.