InterCity runs daily services from Tauranga to Rotorua. Buses from Tauranga to Rotorua depart from 92 Willow Street, Tauranga, and arrive at Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St. The bus between Tauranga and Rotorua takes approximately one hour and 20 minutes.

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About Rotorua

With so many of New Zealand's highlights all in one place, it's no wonder Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations. Boasting everything from geothermal activity and natural beauty to authentic Maori culture, adventure activities and water sports, there is so much to see and do in Rotorua.

The 18 sparkling lakes in the area, offer ample opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating. Those who crave adventure will enjoy white water sledging or rafting the Grade 5 Kaituna River. 

Thrill-seekers who prefer to keep their feet on dry land can have a go at everything from bungy jumping and luging to mountain biking and canyon swinging. Take a look at the exciting things on offer at Velocity Valley.

Alternatively, if intense action is not your thing you can relax in a steaming hot pool or explore a great range of art exhibitions, cafes, restaurants and boutique retail stores in the city centre. 

For urban Rotorua bus services including routes and timetables, visit Rotorua Lakes Council. For more information about what you can do in Rotorua visit

With InterCity it's easy to bus Tauranga to Rotorua for the day or for a weekend getaway. Our FlexiPass bus pass offers affordable, flexible travel options for the independent traveller, backpacker or local visitor.