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New Zealand’s newest bus company set to hit the road

20 November 2018

A brand new, low cost, express bus company is hitting New Zealand roads this week – just in time to help lighten the load for Christmas.

Skip™ gives travellers affordable, reliable and faster connections between major North Island cities. It will offer travel between Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Wellington, with fares from as low as $5. More cities are expected to be added as demand grows.

Launched by InterCity Group, operator of New Zealand’s national long distance bus network, CEO John Thorburn says Skip™ is a champion for change.

“We think it’s pretty important that people have choice when it comes to travelling around our country.Skip™ brings Kiwis a new way of travelling – offering cheap travel on an express bus service.”

Never seen in the New Zealand market before, Skip™ is a long-distance express model with limited stops – ensuring passengers arrive at their destinations much faster.

“Skip’s another option for people who want low cost, efficient transport, but also a comfortable ride with modern facilities like free WiFi,” says Thorburn.

To celebrate the launch of New Zealand’s newest bus company, Skip™ is offering over 50,000 seats across its services for just $5.*

Find New Zealand’s cheaper, faster and funner bus at

*$5 promotion applies to bookings made until 29 November 2018 and is valid for travel between 22 November 2018 and 28 February 2019. Booking fee applies.


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