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Service Information:   Effective from: 01 Feb 17 - Direct bus/coach services between Nelson and Kaikoura have been cancelled until further notice due to 14 Nov 16 North Canterbury earthquake. All other bus/coach and touring services in the South Island are operating to normal timetables
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New Zealand national bus and coach routes and destinations - Click on map to enlarge'Click Book Go Bus Reservations'  from Nelson

With 'Click Book Go' reservations, you can check online for cheap fares, timetable, seat availability and make instant confirmation reservations for bus and coach travel from Nelson on New Zealand's largest national coach transportation network in association with
InterCity Coachlines, operating daily services to over 300 towns, cities, skifields, national parks, major tourist attractions and destinations through out New Zealand all year round, including the famous
TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch.

Nelson is a major commercial centre for the Golden Bay region and the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park and is the second oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island.

Being the fourth largest urban centre in the South Island, Nelson has a compact city commercial centre, dotted with art galleries, cafes and restaurants, attractions including historic homes, beautiful public gardens, etc and has the highest number of sunshine hours, with an annual average total of over 2400 hours per year

As the major regional centre, the city offers many lodgings, restaurants, and unique speciality shopping such as at the Goldsmiths where "The One Ring" in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy was designed.

Nelson has a vibrant local music and arts scene and is known nationwide for its culturally idiosyncratic craftsmen and women. These include Potters, Glass Blowers, Fibre Spectrum Handweavers & Fibre Artists' Studio and dozens of Wood carvers using native New Zealand Southern beech and exotic macrocarpa.

You can book a range of accommodation that is close to Nelson inter-regional and long distance coach terminal.

With a range of fares from NZ$1.00, travelling on the North Island bus and coach services of InterCity Coachlines is a great way to see New Zealand's diverse scenic beauty from Nelson.

Travel is on modern eco-friendly, air conditioned coaches and buses featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests, with some long distance coach services having on board washroom/toilet facilities. All regional and long distance bus and coach services do stop regularly for optional refreshment and comfort breaks.

With a range of combined coach and train travel and fare options, you can travel by coach from Nelson to Greymouth and on the famous TranzAlpine train service to Christchurch.

InterCity Coachlines provide frequent daily regional and long distance bus and coach services from Nelson to regional and tourist destinations in the South Island. There are connecting bus and coach services from Nelson to Picton that connect with Cook Strait inter-island ferry services that operating from Picton in the South Island to Wellington in the North Island.

InterCity Coachlines operates the Starlighter overnight coach service from Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotorua, Taupo and Auckland connecting at Wellington with Cook Strait inter-island ferry services operating between Picton in the South Island and Wellington in the North Island. The Starlighter overnight services features reclining seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and makes two refreshment/comfort stops on route.

If travelling on a Cook Strait inter-island ferry service between Picton and Wellington, using the FareFinder located top left - type or select 'Picton' in the 'From' field and type or select 'Wellington' in the 'To' field as your destination.

There are combined bus and inter-island ferry fares and travel options from Nelson to Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton or Auckland, using the FareFinder - type or select 'Nelson' in the 'From' field and type or select 'Wellington Central, Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton or Auckland Central' in the 'To' field, as your destination.

If
you want to explore New Zealand from Nelson, there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go' bus, scenic coach, ferry travel and sightseeing passes, where you can travel at your own pace, in any direction, on the networks of InterCity Coachlines, Newmans Coachlines and Great Sights and Cook Strait inter-island ferry services between the North and South Islands, giving you real value for money travel. 

After a day's travel, there is a range of
budget accommodation, backpacker hostels, motels, motor inns, apartment and hotel accommodation including 'Grab A Bed' offering special 'Internet' only prices to choose from.

If you are experiencing problems in making your reservation, would like one of our travel consultant's to make a reservation/s for you or assist you in your travel planning, please contact our friendly Travel Centre team for assistance.

 






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