Daily InterCity® bus services to Paihia operate from Auckland, Whangarei, Kerikeri and throughout Northland.

Buses to Paihia (Bay of Islands) arrive at the Maritime Building located on Paihia Wharf, offering easy access to local accommodation and activities. For the best range of cruises and tours in the Bay of Islands visit dolphincruises.co.nz

Use the fare finder to search for a bus to Paihia (Bay of Islands) - fares start from just $1 (+booking fee).

Approximate Bus to Paihia/ Bay of Islands Travel Times:

Whangarei to Paihia : 1 hour 15 minutes

Auckland to Paihia : 4 hours

About Paihia

A friendly resort town in the beautiful Bay of Islands, Paihia is the perfect base for your Northland holiday. The town was settled in the early 1800's by early European missionaries. From the 1930's on its fame as a holiday destination began to grow and today it is a holiday hotspot thanks to its beautiful beaches and the abundance of marine wildlife.

Things to do in Paihia include Russel Tours of the region, boat cruises and dolphin sightseeing cruises with Fullers GreatSights, swimming, fishing, sailing and visiting Russell across the harbour.

There are also many Bay of Islands cruises that depart from Paihia, such as the popular Hole in the Rock Tour.

If you'd prefer to keep your feet on dry land, Paihia's busy town centre has many cafe's, restaurants and great boutique stores to browse. 

There's nothing better than taking a walk through New Zealand's native forest. Believe it or not, Paihia has many walk's suitable for people of all abilities, providing spectacular views of Waitangi, the Bay of Islands and Russell.  Get your walking shoes on and explore Paihia in the most intimate way, you wont be disappointed!

Visit Waitangi, the birthplace of our nation, it's only a 5 minutes away from Paihia and you can learn a lot about this history of New Zealand on a guided tour or by visiting the Museum of Waitangi.

InterCity makes it easy to bus to Paihia on one of the many daily services. Additionally, the FlexiPass and TravelPass bus passes offers affordable, flexible bus travel with an easy to manage online booking account.