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“We will get them to the Match on time…!”

“We will get them to the Match on time…!”

… said Daniel Rode, Sales & Marketing Manager InterCity Group (NZ) Limited. “We have really enjoyed having the Barmy Army on board the busses these past few weeks. Carrying both Lions and All Blacks fans around the country has been a fun experience and we expect the party to gather momentum as we gear up to carry even more fans to Wellington in time for this weekends Test.” added Rode.

“The Barmy Army has discovered that InterCity coaches do not ‘sell out’… we just add more motor coaches!” said Rode. “This allows fans the flexibility of knowing that they can travel when they are ready – sometimes leaving it until the last minute if they wish!”

“We are experiencing huge demand for services from around the North Island to Wellington this weekend! We expect even more demand the following weekend when all roads lead to Auckland for the final Test,” said Rode. “InterCity WILL add services as needed to carry fans from around New Zealand to the second Lions / All Blacks Test Match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington next Saturday - 2 July! We will get them to the match on time!” emphasised Rode.

InterCity added extra services to Christchurch last Saturday for the first Test and had previously added extra services for the matches in Dunedin, Hamilton and Rotorua.

Wellington services include the “Starlighter” overnight service which leaves Auckland at 7.50pm and Hamilton at 10.00pm arriving in Wellington at 6.50am match day morning. The Full Fare is $67 one way. The best fares available may be viewed and booked online at:

Other services to Wellington next Saturday are from Napier at 9.15am, the fare is $35. From New Plymouth at 8.10am the fare is $60 and Palmerston North at 10.10am and 12.45pm, the fare is $29. Additional services from other centres around the North Island will be added as necessary. The return services operate at various times on Sunday 3 July at similar rates.

InterCity Coachlines operates 120 services a day to 600 towns and cities across New Zealand. The InterCity network covers every game venue and has committed to providing additional services when necessary to carry fans to and from all the games.

For more information and to reserve seats, contact an InterCity Agent or call in at InterCity's Sky City office, or phone Auckland 09 623 1503, Wellington 04 385 0520, Christchurch 03 365 1113, Dunedin 03 471 7143, Queenstown 03 441 1344 or or look under 'i' in the White Pages.

InterCity has bus passes which make travel around New Zealand more affordable. The most popular, Flexi-Pass offers travel at up to 40 per cent below the standard bus fares and is sold in blocks of 5 or 10 hours starting with 15 hours for $156 up to 60 hours for $557.00 with unlimited top ups. Available immediately, Flexi-Pass works like a phone card and passengers can book, amend, cancel and top up their passes by phone, or book online through their name dedicated account.

InterCity Coachlines is New Zealand's largest and only national coach network operating modern, spacious, air conditioned buses with heaps of baggage room. All services have regular, scheduled comfort and refreshment stops.


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