Transport Services in New Zealand

New Zealand offers travellers a wide range of quality private and public transport options, suiting all budgets and travelling preferences. Options include rental cars, buses, air charters, car and motorhome hire, train transport, limousine hire and more. Book an airline flight, catch a ferry or hire a motorcycle or bicycle. For more see

Transport around the Waikato

The Waikato region is readily accessible and easy to get around, whether flying in, driving, or travelling by train or bus. Self-drive is the most popular option and most attractions are within a comfortable hour’s drive of Hamilton city. Hamilton’s airport services flights throughout New Zealand. The airport is about 20 minutes’ drive from Hamilton’s Transport Centre, from where buses and coaches cover the city, outlying towns and other national destinations.

Bus Services

Bus services connect Hamilton city in the south to Pukekohe in the north. Go to Bus It Regional Services for more information.

Want to move to New Zealand?

You've visited the Waikato district and now you want to stay? Visit the New Zealand Immigation website to help extend your visit, study in New Zealand, work in New Zealand, live permanently, bring your family or start a business or invest.

Your New Zealand journey starts in the Waikato

Journey through the Waikato district and you’ll unearth some of the most picturesque scenes in New Zealand.


The Waikato region is a hub of events and activities for all to enjoy. From Arts at the Port to Zuru Nightglow Balloons Over Waikato, you'll be sure to find a Waikato or Hamilton event that will take your interest.


Waikato district is well serviced by two airports, which are both within 30 minutes to an hours’ drive from most locations in the district. Airport shuttles and taxi services are available.

Visit Waikato

New Zealand has it all… a unique culture combined with natural outdoor experiences in one of the cleanest and most beautiful countries on earth. In the Waikato region, visitors can choose from experiences as diverse as Hobbiton to the world-renown Waitomo caves. Close to home, tourists love our rugged west coast beaches, range of adventure sports and cultural experiences available nowhere else in the world.


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