Transport in New Zealand

Many major international airlines serve the large airports in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Air New Zealand and Jetstar operate domestic flights between the country’s major airports while Air New Zealand link serves many of the nations smaller airports.

Local and major international car hire firms can be found at airports and many major urban centres providing a range of services. The minimum age for hiring a car in New Zealand is 21 and all international driving licenses are recognised. Taxi and bus services are also widely available throughout the country.

Passenger rail services are limited to urban services in Wellington and Auckland as well as a number of scenic routes directed at tourists offering spectacular views of New Zealand’s landscapes.

Ferry services carry cars and passengers across the Cook Strait between the North and South islands.

Transport organisations in New Zealand
Air New Zealand
Air Safaris and Services
Automobile Association of New Zealand (Auckland)
Automobile Association of New Zealand (Christchurch)
Automobile Association of New Zealand (Wellington)
Bus & Coach Association of New Zealand Inc.
Intercity Coachlines
Mount Cook Airlines
Mount Cook Line
New Zealand Marine Transport Association
New Zealand Rail Ltd
New Zealand Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association Inc.
Newmans Coachlines
Railways Corporation (Auckland)
Railways Corporation (Christchurch)
The InterIslander
Travelpass New Zealand