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

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. Visit the New Zealand Transport Agency website for more information

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.

It is recommended to buy a Busit card as this makes the bus fares cheaper (there are no discount for students). Busit cards cost $15 ($5 for card and $10 credit) these can be purchased from the bus station or from the bus driver. Fares cost $2.40 one way with a busit card or $3.40 if you pay in cash. 

For more information please visit the Busit website