InterCity operates daily buses from Wellington to Taupo, with fares starting from as low as $1 (+booking fee). 

Buses to Taupo leave from Platform 9, Wellington Railway Station and arrive outside the Taupo i-SITE on Tongariro Street, Taupo. Your journey to Taupo will take approximately 6 hours.

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


About Taupo

The busy town of Taupo is a popular year round holiday destination for so many reasons! With the largest lake in New Zealand, a thermal hot spring in the centre of town and world class skiing facilities, Taupo provides activities to suit people of all  interests. 

Some of the things you could do on Lake Taupo include paddle boarding, trout fishing, kayaking or taking part in a scenic cruise discovering hidden coves only accessible by water. Above water take an incredible scenic flight and land on the water on board a Floatplane or throw yourself out of an airoplane, Taupo is known as the skydiving capital of the world!

Visiting Taupo is winter is  the perfect time for anyone interested in snow sports. Mount Ruapehu is only a short distance from Taupo and provides New Zealand's largest ski field! Don't worry if you don't own any gear, you can hire it all and some ski fields offer shuttles to and from the centre of Taupo. 

You're spoilt for choice if you love kicking back in thermal hot pools! Taupo have not one but three hot pools to choose from. Families will find Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs great value with plenty of hydro-slides and playgrounds for the kids to enjoy. There are also adult only areas for privacy and some peace and quiet. The hot pools are a popular activity after a day on the ski slopes. 

Other things to do in Taupo include visiting Huka Falls to marvel at the thundering waterfall, biking along the Lion's Walkway and admiring the stunning views or attempting the famous Hole in One challenge. Stand on the edge of the lake and hit a golf ball 100 metres over the water and onto a floating pontoon. It's not an easy task!  

InterCity makes it easy to bus Wellington to Taupo and the FlexiPass and TravePass bus passes make it even easier! Both passes offer flexible and affordable bus travel within a set budget.

Bus Wellington to Taupo in style and book a GOLD seat on your next journey. Our new InterCity GOLD buses offer a limited number of soft leather reclining chairs, complete with individual USB charging ports and free WiFi