NZ Bus – Scale to Deliver Safety, Reliability and Innovation
NZ Bus is New Zealand’s largest urban public transport business and operator of metropolitan bus services, built on a 25-year track record as a successful bus operator. NZ Bus operates a fleet of 780 buses from 11 depots and employ approximately 1,700 people. The business is underpinned by long term contracts in Auckland, Wellington and The Bay of Plenty.
NZ Bus is the principal bus company in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing city, serving the region’s public transport needs with over 490 buses running approximately 1.55 million service trips and 20.3 million in-service kilometres per annum and operating approximately 140 routes. In Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, NZ Bus owns a fleet of over 146 buses running approximately 0.4 million service trips and 4.9 million in-service kilometres per annum, operating on approximately 80 routes. In Tauranga, NZ Bus owns a fleet of 135 buses running approximately .38 million service trips and 5.1 million in-service kilometres per annum and operating approximately 78 routes
NZ Bus’ primary business is providing urban bus route services through long term contracts with Auckland Council-owned Auckland Transport (AT); the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC). Market shares are 36% in Auckland and 28% in Wellington and 100% in Tauranga.
The fleet and portfolio of strategically located leasehold depots provide a wide footprint over the Auckland, Wellington, and Bay of Plenty regions’ key urban routes, exposing them to strong public transport demand growth and minimising depot travel distances.
Our management team is widely recognised for its commitment to innovation, value creation, health and safety and its proactive approach to environmental management.
NZ Bus is an industry leader in its operations with a highly experienced management team, long term contracts with sustainable operating margins, best-in-class IT systems and innovative cost management solutions. Together, this makes NZ Bus one of the most successful bus operators in New Zealand with punctuality and reliability performance exceeding benchmarks.
NZ Bus is partnering with AT, GWRC and BoPRC to introduce a growing number of low emission buses. As at September 2021, NZ Bus operates 44 electric vehicles with many more planned in the short term. This will help NZ Bus, the councils and New Zealand achieve its sustainability targets.