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New Plymouth Airport is 11km east of the centre off SH3. Scott’s Airport Shuttle operates a door-to-door shuttle to/from the airport.

Airlines include the following:

Air New Zealand Daily direct flights to/from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, with onward connections.

Singapore Airlines (www.singaporeair.com) Flies between New Plymouth, Christchurch and Auckland.

Virgin Australia (www.virginaustralia.com) Flies the same routes as Air New Zealand.

Bus

Services run from the Bus Centre in central New Plymouth. Standard fares (ie, no refund) are the cheapest option.

InterCity (www.intercity.co.nz) services include the following:

Auckland

Cost

from $43

Time (hr)

6

Frequency (daily)

2

Hamilton

Cost

from $33

Time (hr)

3½-4

Frequency (daily)

4

Palmerston North

Cost

from $28

Time (hr)

4

Frequency (daily)

1

Wellington

Cost

from $29

Time (hr)

7

Frequency (daily)

1

Whanganui

Cost

from $23

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

1

Naked Bus (www.nakedbus.com) services ply similar routes and sometimes link up with other operators. Visit the website for routes and fares.