InterCity Group

About InterCity

InterCity® operates New Zealand’s largest coach transportation network, providing over 120 daily services that connect more than 600 towns, cities and communities nationwide.

With a modern fleet of low-emission Euro standard vehicles, InterCity® supplies a total capacity in excess of 7,000 seats nationwide (equal to over 12 Airbus A380s) and over 148,000 possible unique connections throughout the network.

As a point to point offering InterCity® provides a reliable, regular and economic transport option with free onboard WiFi, air conditioning and a high level of passenger comfort nationwide. InterCity® also offers a number of innovative and comprehensive transport pass products.


InterCity proud to have a Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award from Qualmark. Qualmark is New Zealand Tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. 



InterCity® is proudly New Zealand owned, tracing its heritage back to Cobb & Co in the 1860s, when entrepreneur Charles Cole introduced stage coaches to help thousands of ‘diggers’ arriving in Dunedin get to the Central Otago goldfields.

Over the years the company has taken on a number of forms, primarily existing as a subsidiary of New Zealand Railways until its long-distance bus fleet and the InterCity name were bought in 1991 by InterCity Management Limited, a group of seven of the country's largest private coach companies.

InterCity® also owns the Newmans Coach Lines brand, founded in 1879 by brothers Tom and Harry who offered a horse-drawn coach mail delivery service in the Nelson region. The business expanded to include passenger services, first throughout the South Island and later into the North Island. Newmans coach services still visit popular tourist destinations including Queenstown, Wanaka and the West Coast glaciers.

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