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Hamilton Transport Centre
Hamilton Transport Centre is located on the corner of Bryce Street and Anglesea Street. It is the central hub for passenger services in Hamilton, regional and national bus services.
Ticketing and information counters are available within the centre, as well as a café and public toilets.
BUSIT (Local Bus)
In total, our buses serve more than 1,000 bus stops and carry around four million passengers a year. And we try to ensure that our buses are as accessible as possible for those who are mobility, visually or hearing impaired.
The Transport Centre is situated on the corner of Bryce Street and Anglesea Street, Hamilton. Most of our bus services travel to and from the Hamilton Transport Centre. Inside the main building, we have a staffed BUSIT counter open from 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Come in and see us to find out anything and everything about buses, or to buy or top-up BUSIT cards.
BUSIT info for Alert Level One
Stay safe, practice good hygiene and stay home if you are unwell.
Travelling on board
Thanks for travelling with us, it's great to see you on board.
All buses are undergoing an enhanced cleaning regime and hand sanitiser is available – please use it as you board the bus.
Face coverings / masks are recommended on board, but are no longer a mandatory requirement. The only exception to this is on the Pukekohe bus, because this service travels into the Auckland region.
Make a mask, get a mask or use a face covering
Here is some information on face coverings on the Covid-19 website.
InterCity (National Bus)
Here’s what you need to know about booking travel and preparing for your trip with us.
FACE MASKS IN ALERT LEVELS 1 & 2
- Auckland is currently at Alert Level 2.5 and will move to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm on Wednesday 23 September
- The rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 1 from 11.59pm on Monday 21 September
- Passengers travelling on InterCity services that do not originate or terminate in Auckland are not required to wear face masks during Alert Level 1
- Passengers on board all services originating and terminating in Auckland are still required to wear face masks while Auckland is in Alert Level 2
- You will need to supply your own mask or face covering while travelling on these services and it must remain securely fitted to your face for the duration of the journey. If you do not wear a mask, you will not be able to travel.
- For information about masks and homemade face coverings, visit the official government COVID-19 website
STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL UNWELL
Please stay home and do not travel if you are sick or have any of the following flu-like symptoms: a cough, high temperature of at least 38c, shortness of breath, sore throat, sneezing and runny nose or a temporary loss of smell. For more information see covid19.govt.nz
If you have a booking that has been cancelled, and was paid by credit card directly to us, we will automatically process a refund of your fare. If your booking was made through an agent you will need to contact them. For all other refund enquiries, please email us.
TRANSFERRING A BOOKING
If you a have forward booking and would like to postpone your travel, please email us with your booking details. We will respond as soon as we can.
Due to heavy demand, please email us rather than call, and include your booking reference number.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these changes. We will update this page with further updates as soon as possible.
The Great Journeys of New Zealand
The Interislander ferry is the longest running Cook Strait ferry service in New Zealand. Interislander sails between Wellington (North Island) and Picton (South Island). Our Interislander ferry is known as one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world and one of New Zealand's most iconic tourism experiences.
The Interislander is one of the unmissable Great Journeys of New Zealand. It connects to our scenic rail experiences; the Coastal Pacific, which runs from Picton to Christchurch, and the Northern Explorer which journeys through the heart of the North Island.
COVID-19 Alert Level
The majority of New Zealand will be at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 while Auckland currently remains at Alert Level 2. We are refocussing our efforts to help Kiwis travel during the upcoming school holiday period while keeping everyone safe at Level 1.
Our passengers are still asked to maintain physical distancing of 1m whilst onboard and in our terminals.
Wearing face coverings is not mandatory, but we do encourage you to use one when entering close contact areas - such as Check-in, restaurants, toilets, etc.
Some facilities are still limited. Cinemas, cabins and play areas remain closed.
We look forward to seeing you on-board soon.
Northern Explorer - Temporarily Closed
New Zealand's longest running passenger service, the Northern Explorer is a long distance scenic train service running between Auckland and Wellington, stopping at Palmerston North, Ohakune, National Park and Hamilton.
The journey through Tongariro National Park, with its three spectacular volcanic mountains – Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu – is a highlight, a place of extremes and surprises, where snow-blanketed fields, ancient lava flows and dense beech forests can be seen side by side.
For more information visit The Great Journeys of New Zealand.
- Dial-a-Cab 0800 342 522
- Hamilton Taxis 0800 477 477
- Red Cabs Ltd 07 839 3939
Electric Scooter, Bike, Car, Motorbike and Campervan Rentals
App Hire: Hire by the minute through smart, secure and simple apps
- Electrify NZ (Electric Bike)
Local Car Rentals:
- Bargain Rental Cars
- Budget NZ
- Ingham Rentals
- RaD Car Hire
- Rite Price Car, Van & Truck Rentals
- RFM Rentals
- Thrifty Car Rentals
- Waikato Car & Commercial Rentals
The gateway to the Waikato region. The Hamilton Airport services domestic flights only, it is located 15 minutes drive south of central city Hamilton. Directions to and from the airport are clearly marked with road signs on State Highway 1 and State Highway 3. Either of these highways can be taken to and from the airport.
For more information visit Hamilton Airport
Now that New Zealand has moved into Alert Level 1, travel can resume safely around the country and our airport can go back to functioning the way it did pre-COVID.
Hand sanitisers throughout the terminal are still available; please use them as often as you need. We encourage you to continue to follow the COVID-19 hygiene rules that you are no doubt familiar with, in regard to hand sanitising, sneezing into elbows and the like.
We will continue our stepped-up hygiene routine with regard to regularly sanitising public and high-touch areas.
Please remember to scan our barcode for the official COVID-19 app - this creates a digital diary and is useful should you ever need to be contact traced. Our barcodes are located at the terminal entrance and in various places throughout the terminal - as well as at the cafe and the book store.
PLEASE REMEMBER: IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL, DO NOT TRAVEL. THIS HELPS KEEP US ALL SAFE. Enjoy travelling around New Zealand, but make sure you follow all the standard personal health measures and keep a record of where you’ve visited and who you’ve been in contact with – just in case.
RETAIL AND FOOD & BEVERAGE
- Our Café is open (head up the stairs or use the escalator/lifts)
- Our car parking facility is operating as normal, and as a high touch area, will be regularly cleaned and sanitised throughout the day. For information about parking at Hamilton Airport, see our Parking page. Please use the payWave option where possible.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Air New Zealand - visit the Air New Zealand website for the latest schedule and fare information as well as FAQ’s for travelling.
Airport Shuttles to Hamilton Airport
Airport Shuttles to Auckland Airport
Tour and Charter Companies
Archer Tours Ideal for couples or small groups
Carrington Tours Provides limousine services and custom tours around the Waikato region
Kirra Tours Excellent for those wishing to travel in a group and stay in Motel/ Hotel accommodation
Nature and Nosh The great outdoors & great food. A match made in heaven? We think so
Platinum Transfers & Tours Providing luxury reliable transport for all your needs
Waikato Custom Tours Relax while our friendly, professional tour guide takes care of you
Waitomo Caves Tours & Transfers We offer local shuttle services from Hamilton as well to local glowworm caves tours and other attractions.
Starr Tours Perfect for students, small groups or families