West coast - South Island

12 December 2020

Cheap buses are coming to the West Coast of the South Island this Summer. Naked Bus are operating a service from Nelson down the West Coast to Punakaiki, Westport, Greymouth (connecting with the train) to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef. All at our low fares.

Plus we are also running a service from Queenstown to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef. Fares start at $1.

Both services run in both directions.

Auckland to Tauranga Trips Under Review

12 June 2020

These routes� will be under review from the 20th of June. We apologise for this inconvenience and we will release the new timetables for these routes as soon as possible.

Buses to BIG DAY OUT

7 December 2020

Yes, we are running a bus to Big Day Out on 15th January, 2010
Yes, we will drop you off right at the door of the biggest concert in New Zealand
No, you don’t have to wait any more to book

Now that you have your 2010 Big Day Out tickets it’s time to sort out the best way to get there. Nakedbus has a dedicated Big Day Out bus that can pick you up at:

  • Hastings
  • Napier
  • Taupo
  • Rotorua (with a stop at McDonalds for breakfast – opening especially for the nakedbus crew!)
  • Cambridge
  • Hamilton


  • New Plymouth
  • Te Kuiti
  • Otorohangaand


  • Gisborne
  • Opotiki
  • Whakatane
  • Te Puke
  • Bayfair
  • Tauranga
  • Waihi
  • Paeroa

and everywhere in between. The bus will pick you up early in the morning and take you directly to the Mt Smart Stadium just before the gates open. It will depart from the stadium again shortly after the concert and get you back home. So basically you get a chauffeur for the day and no accommodation in Auckland required; how cool is that?

This year we have another awesome line up:

  • Muse
  • Powderfinger
  • Lady Hawke
  • Peaches
  • Lily Allen
  • Grinspoon
  • Girl Talk
  • Dizzee Rascal

New Zealand show only:

  • Midnight Youth
  • Cairo Knife Fight
  • Mountaineater
  • Head Like A Hole
  • The Veils
  • True Lovers
  • Deja Voodoo
  • Tim Phin ( DJ)
  • Kidz In Space
  • Bandicoot

So, are you ready to party? Seats are available to book online now. Don’t miss out!

Not sure how to book?

Select the following:

From: the city or town you want to be pick up
To: BigDayOut2010
Date: 15 January
Return: [blank]

Click on “Start Search”, select the bus and confirm. Fill in your details and choose a payment option. Once you have confirmed payment you will receive a confirmation with your reference number. You need this to get on the bus.The ticket is valid for return journey (using the same reference number). Be sure to listen to your driver carefully as he/she will give out details on when and where you will be pickup after the concert when you arrive at Mt Smart Stadium

Extra buses Auckland - Wellington over school holidays

25 August 2020

We are delighted to announce extra buses over the school holidays.

This means that during this period there will be daily bus services between:

  • Auckland
  • Manukau
  • Huntly
  • Hamilton
  • Rotorua
  • Taupo
  • Turangi
  • Feilding
  • Palmerston North
  • Levin
  • Paraparaumu
  • Porirua, and
  • Wellington

There will also be daily connections to and from:

  • Gisborne
  • Opotiki
  • Whakatane
  • Tauranga & Mt Maunganui
  • Matamata

Don’t forget that prices start at $1 on all these services - so get in quick and book a bargain.

Going to Christina Aguilera: Back To Basics Concert? Special return trip to Whangarei!

13 July 2020

If you are going to the Christina Aguilera concert on 3rd August you may be pleased to know that we are running a special bus on Saturday morning back to Whangarei. is the ideal way to get to and from the concert. No parking worries and convenient departure times - and of course great prices.

Of course if you live in Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo and other places as well, we have buses that will get you there - and back.

Please note that these buses leave from our usual departure points in Auckland.

Whangarei - more seats, better times

16 May 2020

New journeys have been released between Whangarei and Auckland. The journeys have been retimed slightly to provide a better connection with services from Hamilton. The new times start on 23 May. We have increased the size of the vehicle on this route so now there are more cheap seats available.

We now leave Auckland for Whangarei at 4.30pm every day - which gives us a more convenient arrival time in Whangarei.

Changes to Bus Times

14 November 2020

We are changing bus timetables from 25 November 2020. This is to improve reliability and provide trips at times that have been asked for by customers. To find the new detailed times search for the trip you want on the booking form after 25 November 2020.

We are also reluctantly cancelling the Hamilton to Auckland commuter service due to lack of demand.

The changes only affect services in the top half of the North Island. Other services are not changing.

This is a summary of the changes:

  • First bus from Auckland to Hamilton and Rotorua is now 8AM instead of 9AM
  • Auckland to Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo and Hawkes Bay - now 12 midday
  • Auckland to Hamilton, Cambridge & Tauranga - now 4.15PM
  • Auckland to Hamilton at 5.15PM is cancelled
  • Rotorua to Hamilton and Auckland now 4PM instead of 1PM giving you more time in Rotorua.
  • The early morning commuter service from Hamilton to Auckland is cancelled.

We hope these changes will provide a better service. if you are already booked you will receive an email with your options.

As always, we welcome feedback.

Customer Comments

I leave my car at home...

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

-Mac Koia

Carbon Neutral

Really glad for the service, which has been very helpful and cost efficient. Have also been delighted with the friendly and helpful drivers. Lately we’ve been hearing that [competitor] plans to go carbon neutral, and were thinking you should do that too.

-Barbara Cook

Enjoyable journey

I really enjoyed my journey. I liked the half hour stop off by the lake in Rotorua. The bus driver was friendly.
-Jessica Anderson

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