InterCity® operates daily buses from Palmerston North to Gisborne and will take approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes to reach your destination on a direct service.  

Buses to Gisborne depart from the main InterCity bus stop next to the i-SITE in The Square and arrive outside the Gisborne i-SITE, 209 Grey Street.

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About Gisborne

The city of Gisborne is located on the north end of Poverty Bay and is named after an early Colonial Secretary William Gisborne. The city’s Kaiti Beach is the site of Captain Cook’s first landing in New Zealand.

Gisborne generally has warm summers and is one of the sunniest places in New Zealand with average yearly sunshine of around 2200 hours. Gisborne has a comprehensive wine trail that leads to boutique wineries. Custom tours are available to transport you to and from the wineries.

The city is host to multiple popular annual events, notably New Year’s music festival Rhythm & Vines. This event has hosted many internationally recognized acts over the years, including Tinie Tempah, Grandmaster Flash, Pendulum and Calvin Harris.

For more information on Rhythm and Vines event visit the official website: