Need a Rotorua bus? InterCity runs multiple daily buses to Rotorua from locations all around the North Island of New Zealand including Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Gisborne, Napier, and Wellington. The main Rotorua bus stop is at the i-SITE at 1167 Fenton St, with an alternate stop at Rotorua Airport outside the terminal entrance. 

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Bus to Rotorua approximate travel times:

Auckland to Rotorua: 4 hours

Auckland International Airport to Rotorua: 6 hours

Hamilton to Rotorua: 1 hour 30 minutes

Matamata to Rotorua: 1 hour

Tauranga to Rotorua: 1 hour 20 minutes

Gisborne to Rotorua: 5 hours

Napier to Rotorua: 3 hours 30 minutes

Hastings to Rotorua: 4 hours 20 minutes

Palmerston North to Rotorua: 5 hours 30 minutes

Wellington to Rotorua: 6 hours



About Rotorua

Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most famous tourist destinations, capturing the best of New Zealand all in one place. Rotorua is situated in the heart of the North Island, 230 kilometres southeast of Auckland. Take a bus to Rotorua and arrive ready to explore its geothermal and cultural attractions.

Rotorua is a popular destination for international and domestic visitors, known as a geothermal wonderland adorned with boiling mud pools, geysers and hot pools making it the perfect place to relax and unwind. The city is also home to many adventure activities for the thrill-seeking type. With 17 lakes nearby, Rotorua is the ideal destination for those who love the water.

For information on urban Rotorua bus services including routes and timetables, visit Rotorua Lakes Council.

You can also take a Rotorua sightseeing tour with GreatSights New Zealand.