InterCity® operates daily buses from New Plymouth to Whanganui and the trip takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Buses to Whanganui will depart from 19 Ariki Street, New Plymouth and arrive in Whanganui at the 29 Taupo Quay, outside the Tram Shed.

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About Whanganui

Whanganui (sometimes known as Wanganui) is located on the west coast of the North Island. The Whanganui River is New Zealand’s longest navigable waterway which runs from Mt Tongariro to the sea.

Most of the city’s economy is influenced by the fertile and prosperous farming hinterland found near the city. Tourism however is becoming a major income stream for the city.

The city is home to many iconic buildings, including the Sarjeant Gallery, The Royal Wanganui Opera House, The Whanganui War Memorial Centre, and many more.

For additional information on Whanganui visit the city’s official website:

Wanganui is an urban area and district situated on the west coast of the North Island and is a part of the Manawatu and Wanganui region, with most of the town lying on the north western bank of the Wanganui River.
Wanganui is famous for having one of the most temperate climates in the world, as its unique location means that it is sheltered from the worst weather conditions. Wanganui is ideally situated between Wellington and Rotorua so it is a common stop off for those travelling through the North Island.
The Wanganui city and wider region host a variety of things to do and see. Full of culture, history adventure as well as relaxing activities there is something for everyone. Explore the Wanganui River or National Park or take time out to soak up the vibrant arts scene in the city. Try jet boating or kayaking down the Wanganui river, or check out the Sarjeant Art Gallery is known for its neo-classical architecture and fantastic array of exhibitions.
For more information about Wanganui, including things to do during your stay, visit