InterCity runs regular buses from Wellington to New Plymouth.

Buses leave from Platform 10 at the Wellington Railway Station and arrive at 19 Ariki Street, New Plymouth. The journey takes approximately 6 hours 30 minutes with regular breaks along the way. 

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About New Plymouth

New Plymouth is a seaside city in the Taranaki region in the North Island. It has a busy port town offering variety and excitement! It's a well-designed city centre, with coastal walkways and many extensively landscaped parks. 

Pukekura and Pukeiti Parks are the towns most well known parks with bush walks, lakes, sporting areas, children's play areas. A world class collection of Rhododendrons live in Pukeiti Park, for nature lovers, these parks are a must-see attraction.  

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre and Puke Ariki Museum and information hub are top of the to-do list for visitors to New Plymouth. While active visitors will enjoy cycling on the many trails in the district or heading into the surf.

In winter, head up nearby Mt Taranaki for top-quality skiing and snowboarding facilities. Spend the day skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing or let your creative side shine and go crazy building snowmen (for the kids to come along and admire/destroy). Alternatively, take a guided tour up one of the hiking trails to experience Mount Taranaki by foot, the views are exceptional!

Learn more about things to do in New Plymouth here.

InterCity makes it easy to bus from Wellington to New Plymouth for a quick weekend getaway. To make it even easier the FlexiPass bus pass offers flexible, affordable travel options and you can manage all your of own travel online.