New Zealand Bus Services
Combined bus & train reservations for the famous TranzAlpine train service between Christchurch, Greymouth, Nelson, Westport, Punakaiki, Hokitika, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Wanaka and Queenstown by using the below fare/reservations search box * You can book Cook Strait ferry services between the South & North Islands using the below left FareFinder. Click on the below Ferry Services link for booking instructions * With fares starting from NZ$1.00, its a great way to ski, snowboard or just explore New Zealand & save * Since you have made your bus travel reservation, there is a range of affordable quality accommodation with rates from NZ$25.00 per night to make your travel budget go further * Click on the below 'Accommodation' link for online rates, availability & reservations
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Fares -

All fares are in NZ$/NZD and include local taxes.

If you live outside New Zealand, to covert your fare/s into your local currency, click on the 'Currency Converter' link located under the FareFinder.

Making Reservations -
1. To search for fares, departure times, seat availability or making a reservation, type in the 'From' field of the FareFinder search box located on the left of this page - the destination you are travelling from.

2. Type in the 'To' field, the destination you are travelling to.

3. Select your travel date, by clicking on the 'Calendar' icon next to the 'Depart Date' field.

If travel is one way, do not select a 'Return' travel date.

If want to search for return travel fares, times or make reservations, then select your return travel date, by clicking on the 'Calendar' icon next to the 'Return Date' field.

4. In the 'Passenger' field, select the number of people travelling including any children and/or infants.

5. Click on the 'Search' icon to display times, fares and seat availability.

6. To make a reservation, select the fare you wish to travel on and click on the 'Add to Cart' icon.

Select the fare you want to purchase and click onto 'Add to Cart' icon.

If you want to add more travel sectors to your reservation, please repeat, the above procedure, until you have completed all the required travel sector/s you want to travel.

7. If you do not wish to add any other travel, click on the 'Checkout' icon to the 'Passenger Details' screen and follow the instructions to confirm your reservation.

8. To finalize your reservation, follow the instructions for payment procedures. Once payment has been finalized, your E-Ticket/Itinerary will be emailed to the address you have used in your reservation.  If you are using a public email account like Hotmail, Google, Yahoo, etc, please the Spam/Junk folder of your account, if your E-Ticket/Itinerary is not in your email 'In' box.

Payment -
Payment for all bus and coach services can be paid by a Visa or Mastercard credit, debit, prepaid/prepaid reloadable card, Airpoints ONESMART debit Mastercard card or for New Zealand and Australian residents only - by internet banking using Polipay.

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Ferry Reservations/Bookings -
Combined bus and Cook Strait ferry travel is available from Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim, Nelson or Picton to Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton, Auckland, Whangarei, Kerikeri, Paihia (Bay of Islands) or Kaitaia - type or select 'Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim, Nelson or Picton' in the 'From' field and type or select 'Wellington Central, Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton Central, Auckland Central, Whangarei, Paihia, Kerikeri or Kaitaia' in the 'To' field as your final destination.

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Christchurch Airport Reservations -
Reservations can be made for drop off options at Christchurch International Airport on northbound InterCity bus and coach services from Invercargill, Te Anau, Dunedin, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton to Christchurch and Great Sights scenic coach services from Queenstown Twizel, Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook by typing or selecting in the FareFinder 'From' field your departure location and type or select 'Christchurch Airport' in the 'To' field, as your Christchurch airport drop off location.  There are no airport services to Kaikoura, Blenheim, Picton or Nelson.

Airport pick up or drop off for Newmans coach services between Christchurch, Twizel, Lake Tekapo, Wanaka and Queenstown -  type or type or select 'Christchurch Antarctic Centre' in 'From' or 'To' as your Christchurch airport pick up or drop off location.

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