Our Fares

How can you afford to have $1 tickets?

21 February 2020

Not all our prices are $1. The earlier you book your bus trips the less you pay, but once our $1 seats are sold, our prices rise modestly. However we think they are all extremely good value for money.

What is your fare structure?

21 February 2020

nakedbus.com® offers you the best value long distance bus tickets possible. The concept is simple: seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, with the cheapest seats being sold first.

  • At least one seat on each bus is sold at $1 (plus booking fee). This is available for any destination so you could travel from Auckland to Wellington for $1 if you book early enough. (Please note that non bus related services may not always start at $1).
  • The system will always offer you the best price currently available, so you should not delay booking
  • The price offered may vary between searches as other passengers book

If there are no more $1 seats available we cannot sell you a $1 seat so please don’t ask. If you saw a seat at a particular price and tried to book it later but it wasn’t there, this is because someone else has booked it – again we cannot sell you a seat at the lower price. This is why it pays to book early.

How much is a child/student/golden age fare?

21 February 2020

We do not have separate children’s or concessionary fares. All passengers pay the same low bus fares.

One child under the age of 3 years per fare-paying passenger is carried free per bus trip and should not be included in your booking. However they are not guaranteed a seat when travelling on nakedbus.com® services and your child may need to sit on your lap. If you wish to guarantee a seat for your child, or if you wish for your child to be seated in their car seat, you should buy a separate ticket.

Please note that most buses do not have seat belts, therefore you will not be able to secure any car seats.

How do I get a $1 fare?

21 February 2020

You should book early* in order to get one of the $1 seats. At least one seat on every bus is $1 - these seats are the first to be sold.

We generally release our seats 3-6 months ahead (sometimes more). When we release seats for a new set of dates we advise customers through the website and our email newsletter. If you wish to be notified of new seat releases, please sign up to our newsletter.
Once the $1 seats are gone, they are gone.

Please note the system will automatically calculate the cheapest price for the number of people travelling - it does not make any difference if you book seats individually or together - you will get the same price.

*How early varies route by route - on some routes you will need to book six weeks or more ahead. On others you may be able to book as litte as two weeks ahead. The rule is, to get the best price, book as early as possible.

What are nakedbus prices?

21 February 2020

To find the price of the trip you are looking for, use the booking form on the left hand side of the home page.

nakedbus.com® seats start from $1* (plus booking fee). The seats sold first are the cheapest; so, to get the best prices you should book early.

Prices start at $1 on every bus every day and all journeys will remain competitively priced offering excellent value for money. Please note that due to the high sales volumes on our site prices may change between searches.

A one-off booking fee is charged for all nakedbus.com® booking. This fee is charged to cover bank and administration charges related to your order. Please note that the fee is per booking, not per trip.

*$1 starting price does not apply to day trips and non-bus services.

Customer Comments

Thank you so much

Thank you so much, my son and I had a really lovely trip up to Auckland, catching the bus with no problems. A great service.� Thanks for all your help with the bookings etc.

-Alison Cornwall

I leave my car at home...

Awsome service you guys have. I leave my car at home and travel by nakedbus now.

-Mac Koia

Two Thumbs Up!

I’m very impressed with the website nakedbus has. The whole process that you guys have going is really easy and simple. I’d never booked a bus online before, my first time, with you guys it took less then two minutes. Two thumbs up.

- Damien Clark

Auckland Airport

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