InterCity is the largest bus network in New Zealand, getting people to more than 600 towns, cities and communities around the country. InterCity bus services are a really comfortable, reliable, safe and affordable way to travel, with free onboard WiFi and air conditioning. InterCity also offers a number of transport passes, like Flexipass, hours-based travel passes designed for backpackers and independent travellers.

The Backpacker Group Members Deal

InterCity backpacker discounts are available on selected bus services.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Available for The Backpacker Group members only
  • A valid The Backpacker Group membership card with identification must be used when you book.
  • Direct online bookings only
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals
  • See full InterCity terms and conditions at

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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.