InterCity operates daily bus services to Hastings from locations around the North Island. All buses to Hastings arrive at the main Hastings bus stop, opposite Subway at 117 Russell St.

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Approximate bus to Hastings travel times:

Bus Auckland to Hastings: 7 hours 30 minutes

Bus Manukau to Hastings: 7 hours

Bus Hamilton to Hastings: 5 hours

Bus Rotorua to Hastings: 5 hours

Bus Taupo to Hastings: 2 hours 30 minutes

Palmerston North to Hastings: 3 hours

Wellington to Hastings: 5 hours


About Hastings

Situated in the Hawke's Bay region, Hastings has grown to become the largest urban area in the Hawke's Bay with a population of 65,000. Hastings is one of the sunniest areas in New Zealand, being sheltered by the ranges to the west which open up to reveal fertile rolling plains stretching all the way to pristine beaches along the coast.

Hastings is known as the 'fruit bowl' of New Zealand. Home to many orchards, wineries and stunning landscaped parks and reserves which flourish in the Hawke's Bay climate.

A journey up Te Mata Peak provides incredible views of Hastings and surrounding towns. The view of Te Mata Peak from Hastings outlines the silhouette of a sleeping giant and is said to be the sleeping body of Maori chief, Te Mata O Rongokako.

Hastings is the ideal place to explore and enjoy the wine attractions the Hawke's Bay region has to offer. Home to many internationally acclaimed vineyards, Hastings has the perfect climate for growing quality grapes. There are many fine food restaurants offering great food that can be coupled with locally produced wine.

If you crave adventure, Hastings offers many thrilling activities, such as jet skiing, paragliding, mountain biking, caving and hot air ballooning just to name a few. 

Hastings also plays host to a variety of large scale events, including The Blossom Parade, the Spring Racing Carnival and the Hawke's Bay Food and Wine Festival as well as many other winery concerts and events. Take a look at the InterCity events page for more information about getting to a special event!

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