You can catch an InterCity bus to Auckland from towns and cities across the North Island. Additional InterCity bus stops in Auckland include Manukau City, Papakura, Bombay, Albany, Akoranga and the Auckland Airport. 

All buses to Auckland (excluding our airport bus) end at the InterCity Sky City terminal at 102 Hobson St, Auckland City. 

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

You can now upgrade to a premium InterCity GOLD seat on selected services to Auckland. Relax into a soft leather reclining chair, with individual charge ports to keep you connected while you travel.

Approximate bus to Auckland travel times:

Bus Kaitaia to Auckland: 4 hours 45 minutes Bus Te Awamutu to Auckland: 2 hours 45 minutes
Bus Paihia to Auckland: 4 hours   Bus Tauranga to Auckland: 4 hours
Bus Matamata to Auckland: 3 hours 15 minutes Bus Rotorua to Auckland: 3 hours 30 minutes
Bus Kawakawa to Auckland: 3 hours 45 minutes Bus Whakatane to Auckland: 5 hours 45 minutes
Bus Whangarei to Auckland: 3 hours Bus Gisborne to Auckland: 9 hours 30 minutes
Bus Warkworth to Auckland:1 hour Bus Taupo to Auckland: 5 hours
Bus Thames to Auckland: 1 hour 30 minutes Bus New Plymouth to Auckland: 6 hours 20 minutes
Bus Hamilton to Auckland: 2 hours Bus Napier to Auckland: 7 hours
Bus Paeroa to Auckland: 2 hours 30 minutes Bus Hastings to Auckland: 8 hours
Bus Waihi to Auckland: 3 hours 15 minutes Bus Wanganui to Auckland: 7 hours 45 minutes
Bus Whitianga to Auckland: 4 hours Bus Palmerston North to Auckland: 9 hours 30 minutes
Bus Cambridge to Auckland: 2 hours 30 minutes Bus Porirua to Auckland: 10 hours 30 minutes
Bus Hobbiton to Auckland: 2 hours 30 minutes Bus Wellington to Auckland: 11 hours


About Auckland

Auckland, also known as the ‘City of Sails’, is New Zealand's largest city with a population of over 1.5million people. Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate major bodies of water, so wherever you are in Auckland the water is not far away.

Auckland's coastline is packed with beaches, from wide-open powerful surf beaches to secluded coves fringed by shady trees, perfect for families. The beautiful natural assets of Auckland combined with its many urban attractions have made it a dream destination for all travellers, so no matter what kind of holiday you're looking for, Auckland is the perfect place for you. 

Want to go whale watching? Auckland's Hauraki Gulf is home to a wide range of marine life including whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and other seabirds. Join Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari for an eco-cruise on the Hauraki Gulf and enjoy amazing wildlife encounters.

Home to the tallest structure in the Southern hemisphere, the Sky Tower is an iconic landmark in Auckland’s skyline, standing at 328 metres high. Jumping off the Sky Tower or walking around the slim platform at a height of 192 metres are activities for daredevils, whereas walking over the glass floor and admiring the panoramic 360° views are thrilling enough for many visitors!  

Auckland hosts many annual events, live shows and bustling markets. Catch the bus to Auckland if you’re visiting the city to attend a show or concert or take a look at our events page to find out more about what’s on in Auckland.

For more info about Auckland and what's on in the City of Sails visit and check for Auckland urban bus timetables.