Regional bus services

Several companies provide regular scheduled passenger bus and coach services to, from and around the Northland region.

For timetable information on local passenger transport services, visit the BusLink website

InterCity Group

InterCity Group operates InterCity buses and sightseeing tours from Auckland to destinations around Northland. GreatSights and GrayLine provide premium coach sightseeing tours departing from Auckland and awesomeNZ provide sightseeing tours departing from Paihia.

Daily bus services operate from/to Paihia (Bay of Islands) and Whangārei, Kaitāia, Dargaville, Waipoua Forest and Auckland to connecting services throughout New Zealand.

Find out more and book online:

Skip bus

Skip is the North Island bus express with buses travelling between Whangārei, Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Taupo and Wellington. Skip offers limited stops and free WiFi. 

Phone: 09 394 9180

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Kaipara Community Health Trust Shuttle

The Kaipara Health Shuttle assists locals who have difficulty accessing health services both locally and in Whangarei.

For enquires and bookings, contact:
Te Ha O Te Oranga - 09 439 3013

Download the Kaipara Community Health Trust Shuttle brochure (PDF, 658KB)

West Coaster

Servicing Dargaville to Whangārei and return, twice-daily, Monday to Friday.

Trips leave Dargaville at 7.30am and 12.30pm, and leave Whangārei at 10.30am and 4.30pm.

A freight service is also available. Phone Clive on 021 380 187 for further details or to arrange a pick up.

Download the full West Coaster timetable (PDF, 20KB)

Whangārei Coastal Commuter – Whangārei to Tutukaka & return

Whangārei Coastal Commuter runs a daily dive shuttle primarily for dive trips, but is also available to the general public.  This runs from locations around Whangarei to the Tutukaka Marina and back again in the afternoon.

This service is available for advance bookings only.

Pick up and drop off can be anywhere in the Whangārei City area, Glenbervie or on the Tutukaka Coast.

Book your place on the shuttle or organise a special trip via the online enquiry form, by email or by phone:
0800 435 355

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