InterCity operates daily buses to Whanganui from a variety of town and cities across the North Island. 

The InterCity bus stop in Whanganui is at 29 Taupō Quay, outside The Tram Shed.

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Approximate bus to Whanganui travel times:

Bus Auckland to Whanganui: 8 hours 30 minutes

Bus Hamilton to Whanganui: 5 hours 40 minutes

Bus New Plymouth to Whanganui: 2 hours 30 minutes

Bus Palmerston North to Whanganui: 1 hour 15 minutes

Bus Wellington to Whanganui: 4 hours 10 minutes


About Whanganui

Whanganui is an urban area and district situated on the west coast of the North Island and is a part of the Manawatu and Whanganui region. Most of the town lies on the north western bank of the Whanganui River.

Whanganui is famous for having one of the most temperate climates in the world, being sheltered from the worst weather conditions. Whanganui is ideally situated between Wellington and Rotorua, so it is a common stop off for those travelling through the North Island.

The Whanganui city and wider region host a variety of things to do and see. Full of culture, history and adventure as well as relaxing activities, there is something for everyone. Explore the Whanganui River or National Park or take time out to soak up the vibrant arts scene in the city. Try jet boating or kayaking down the Whanganui River, or check out the Sarjeant Art Gallery, known for its neo-classical architecture and fantastic array of exhibitions.

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