Transport & Driving

Airport Transfers

The International Centre arranges airport transfers from Auckland and Hamilton Airports direct to student’s accommodation on first arrival in New Zealand. Click below if you'd like to book an airport shuttle.

Shuttle Request Form

Public Transport

To get around Hamilton you can use the Hamilton bus public transport. With around 28 different bus routes you will be able to find a bus to get to where you need to go.

From 1 January 2019 all Wintec students and staff get a 30% discount on Hamilton city and Waikato regional BUSIT fares at all times of the day and week.

With the discount, a Wintec staff or student on a Hamilton bus will pay just $1.70 one way – down from a $3.30 adult cash fare and 30% less than a $2.40 adult BUSIT card rate

Driving in New Zealand

If you want to drive in New Zealand, you must first understand the New Zealand Road Code. You can buy a copy from most book stores.

To drive in New Zealand, you must have a New Zealand Driver’s Licence or hold a current and valid drivers license/International Drivers Permit from another country and you meet the required conditions. If you do not have a legal driver’s licence, you are not permitted to drive in New Zealand. 

You must wear your seatbelt at all times while driving, even if you are a passenger. You will have to pay a fine if you do not wear a seatbelt.

If you are used to driving on the right-hand side of the road, it might take time to adjust to the New Zealand system. Driving through intersections and roundabouts can be dangerous for foreign drivers. We recommend you have a few lessons with a licensed instructor before you begin driving.