New Zealand's largest public transport operator

Servicing the Auckland and Wellington regions with approximately 55-60 million trips a year.

NZ bus has over 1000 buses, 7 depots and employs approximately 2000 people. 

In recent years NZ Bus has enhanced and modernised its bus fleet through substantial investment, 201 new buses by the end of March 2013,  with a further 100 delivered through to 2014. 

Industry partnership

Industry partnership

NZ Bus partners with operators and regional transport authorities to run bus public transport. 

Regional transport authorities define and regulate the network. They set routes, timetables, operational standards and maximum fares on most services. If fares cover costs, services consistent with the network are undertaken without a rate/tax payer subsidy. However, there is a subsidy if fares are insufficient to cover costs. 

For several years industry participants have been working to change the regulatory, funding and contracting regime. A new model was adopted in 2013, and it is expected to provide a base for future growth. It incentivises operators to have a more commercial approach, and for authorities to focus on value and network enhancements. 

NZ Bus News


Infratil Limited Strategic Review of NZ Bus

7 Feb 2018

Infratil today announced a strategic review of its investment in NZ Bus, which it has held since 2005.
As announced on 25 October 2017 and on 25 January 2018, NZ Bus has successfully concluded its negotiations to secure long-term scale and stability for its Auckland and Wellington bus operations. The Auckland...

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NZ Bus successfully concludes Wellington contracts

25 Jan 2018

NZ Bus successfully concludes Wellington contract negotiations Further to the announcement of the 25th October 2017 on the finalisation of its Auckland contract position, NZ Bus has now also successfully concluded its negotiations to secure long-term scale and stability for its Wellington bus operations.
With 5 long term contracts in Wellington...

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NZ Bus secures future in Auckland

25 Oct 2017

NZ Bus confirms it has successfully concluded negotiations to secure long-term scale and stability for its Auckland bus operations. With 20 long-term contracts in Western, Central and Northern regions of Auckland secured, NZ Bus will continue its long-standing partnership with Auckland Transport. The result of the Auckland directly appointed negotiation...

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