Archive for September, 2006

Whakatane and Opotiki join the network

30 September 2020

As part of our planned expansion, we are delighted to announce the following new services:

  • Whakatane to Tauranga, daily
  • Opotiki to Whakatane and Tauranga, twice weekly
  • Kawerau to Whakatane and Tauranga, twice weekly

These services will start on Monday 9 October. Bookings will be taken on this website from Monday 2 October.
We will let you know as soon as new services join the network. launches budget commuter service

28 September 2020

Hundreds of city to city commuters will now benefit from cheaper bus fares, some as low as $1, thanks to a new bus service which launched today will service more than 50 North Island centres with its no frills approach to low cost domestic travel.

Based on hugely successful British transport models like easyJet, cuts the overhead costs from the ticketing process by providing ?internet only? ticketing ( and eliminating the need for ticketing agents.

The innovative service will also offer electronic ticketing through text messages sent to customers? mobile phones.

While consumers use the online ticketing option resulting savings are passed onto the travellers allowing each bus trip to offer dramatically reduced fares.’s Managing Director Hamish Nuttall says he saw a gap in the market for this kind of service and seized the opportunity.

“With rising petrol prices and bus fares it makes sense to offer commuters an alternative to private cars and existing bus services.

“Each bus trip will have seats as low as $1 available and the remaining seats will still be much cheaper than what is currently offered by existing bus services; the service is designed so that the earlier you book the less you pay,” he says.

In addition to the super low fares, has created bus routes with commuters in mind. Previously, bus commuters from Hamilton could not arrive in Auckland before 9am - with, that will change.

Nuttall says: “ brings a much needed boost to city to city public transport and tourism infrastructure in New Zealand. Our public transport system needs to be more attractive to commuters by providing low cost, convenient and reliable alternatives ” will do this.

Greens Leader and Transport Spokesperson Jeanette Fitzsimons concurs: “We would support any improvement in public transport”

Nuttall also wants to support the Overlander train service.

Nuttall says by selling all unsold seats on each train trip at he can dramatically increase the viability of the service.

“The new business model we are bringing to the market can be extended to increase the ticket sales for the Overlander, we believe this iconic train service can be helped through innovations in online ticketing”

The opportunity to assist the Overlander by selling tickets online also has the support of Jeannette Fitzsimons who says “it’s a great idea, one of the problems has always been its so hard to get tickets” plans to expand into the South Island and add additional services such as using GPS locators in the buses to text passengers if the bus is running late before the end of the year. will also offer a loyalty scheme which means each time consumers travel they are awarded credits towards future trips also intends to reward travellers for referring customers in the same way.


Written on behalf of by Impact PR. Launches

28 September 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of, a new low cost city to city bus service. With fares from one dollar, and petrol prices heading towards $2 a litre, now couldn’t be a better time!

You can book right now, and services start on Monday October 9. Initially serving the North Island, we will be expanding to new centres shortly.

We serve many large and smaller centres. The main centres are: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Napier, Hastings, Palmerston North and Wellington.
Some highlights:

  • Tickets available on all services from $1 (plus 70c booking fee).
  • Daily commuter service from Hamilton and Huntly to Auckland, arriving at 8.40 am, and returning at 5.15 pm,
  • Daily service linking Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Napier and Hastings,
  • Daily service between Tauranga and Auckland,
  • Daily commuter service from Tauranga and Matamata to Hamilton,
  • Daily service linking Rotorua, Taupo, Ohakune, Palmerston North and Wellington.

See the full press release here

Customer Comments

Wonderful, Warm - Superb

Wish to compliment your company on such great service. The driver of the bus on tuesday night,� was wonderful, his driving superb. Had a wonderful trip back on such a cold bleak night, the bus was so� warm, comfortable and clean. Once again many thanks

- Joan Lusby

Great customer service!

I have used nakedbus before and will continue to recommend your service, not only because of economy but also because of great customer service!

-Lindsey Ricker

Many thanks

Wife and I have just had a most enjoyable return journey Christchurch to Picton. I can thorougly recommend your services, and shall do so to friends and family. Makes it all the better by not having to drive.� Many thanks again.
- Denys Carter

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