InterCity operates daily buses to New Plymouth from locations throughout the North Island, arriving at 19 Ariki Street, New Plymouth. Fares to New Plymouth and on all InterCity services start from just $1 (+booking fee).

Search for a bus to New Plymouth and book online with New Zealand's most popular national bus network.

Approximate Bus to New Plymouth travel times:

Bus Auckland to New Plymouth: 6 hours 20 minutes

Bus Hamilton to New Plymouth: 4 hours 20 minutes

Bus Palmerston North to New Plymouth: 3 hours 30 minutes

Bus Wellington to New Plymouth: 4 hours 20 minutes 

About New Plymouth

New Plymouth is a port town situated on the west coast of the North Island. The service centre of the Taranaki region, economic activities of New Plymouth including dairy farming, oil, natural gas and petrochemical exploration and production. It’s a beautiful city with a diverse range of landscapes and is well known for the number of pretty inner-city parks and heritage centres.

Anyone passionate about nature and the wilderness should visit this city. Pukekura Park, one of New Zealand’s premier botanical gardens is located in the heart of New Plymouth. Featuring bush walks, lakes, sporting areas, sculptures and children’s play areas. New Plymouth is also home to a world-class collection of Rhododendrons. Pukeiti showcases over 2,000 varieties, set within an urban rainforest. An explosion of colour for Rhododendron lovers.

Mount Taranaki, takes centre stage and can be seen from all areas of New Plymouth. As it's only a short 30 minute drive from the centre of town, visitors to New Plymouth can surf, ski, water ski and snowboard all in the same day!

There are also many hiking trails up Mount Taranaki with a few local companies offering guided tours. If you’d prefer to stay in the centre of town, the award-winning Coastal Walkway, stretches 13 kilometres through a variety of landscapes. From pristine coastline to picturesque farmland and everything in-between, this interesting walk is great for people of all ages and abilities.

New Plymouth is also a vibrant art community with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery housing New Zealand’s largest contemporary art collection, the building is art in itself! The Puke Ariki Museum, located at the waterfront, showcases a wonderful collection of the regions history and culture. 

If you’re thinking of traveling to New Plymouth by bus your first thought should be InterCity buses. With buses arriving daily, the delights of New Plymouth can be enjoyed by anyone.

For more information about this stunning town take a visit: visitnewplymouth.nz

InterCity offer two bus passes, the FlexiPass and the TravelPass. Both passes offering flexible travel within a set budget. You have the flexibility to jump on and off wherever and whenever and managing your own travel online is easy!