Baybus is the public bus network throughout Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty region. They run a number of routes from Rotorua, Tauranga, Katikati, Murupara, Te Puke, Kawerau, Whakatane and Opotiki. The Rotorua Cityride urban service that gets you around the downtown area, costs $2.30 for an adult single fare. For full route information, view the Bay of Plenty Bus Route Map.
Smartride is the cash-less ‘top-up’ card that saves you 30% on a standard Cityride fare. The discounted fare will be deducted from the credit on your card each time you take a trip. You can buy a card from a Cityride Rotorua driver or Reesby Buses at 146 Riri Street in Rotorua. The card cost around $18 and includes an initial $10 worth of pre-loaded credit.
Intercity is New Zealand's largest coach transport network working under the brand names of InterCity Coachlines and GreatSights New Zealand. They connect to more than 700 destinations. Buses from Auckland to Rotorua depart from the InterCity terminal at 102 Hobson St or from Manukau City. A number of tickets are available are just $1! View the Intercity Bookings page for the latest fare information.
Naked Bus & ManaBus
Naked Bus was set up in September 2006 and provides a nationwide low cost bus network. View the Naked Bus Route Network Map for full details. ManaBus is another city-to-city express coach service now operating in New Zealand.
Naked Bus, Baybus and Intercity all run services that depart from downtown Rotorua and stop off at the airport. Expect to pay around $20 for an adult single fare.