Regional Transport

Public Transport

Public Buses do not connect to the Invercargill Airport. However, once you are in the city, the public buses are easy to use and are very affordable. Please see for more information.

Your best options to get from the airport to the city centre is using the available taxi services or airport shuttle.

Regional Transport

Regional transport companies operate routes between Invercargill Airport and South Island cities and towns. Vehicles range from luxury air-conditioned coaches to efficient mini-vans.

Note: Some services only call at the airport if a passenger is pre-booked.

Atomic Travel (Opertated by Intercity Coachlines)
Travel between major cities in South Island

Phone: (64) 3-349-0697
Fax: (64) 3-349-3868
Website: Atomic Travel

Between Invercargill / Bluff and Dunedin.
Phone: (64) 3-479-9960 (24hrs booking service)
Mobile: (64) 027-228-9735
Website: Catch-a-bus
Stewart Island Experience
Invercargill – Bluff coach transfers connect with each ferry departure and arrival (must be pre-booked). The coach from Invercargill departs one hour before the ferry leaves from Bluff. The coach transfer from Bluff to Invercargill returns passengers to Invercargill, one hour after the ferry berths. 
Freephone: 0800 000 511
Phone: (64) 3 212 7660
Fax: (64) 3 212 8377

Invercargill pick-up / drop off locations are:

  • Invercargill i-SITE Visitor Centre on Gala Street (Museum)
  • Tuatara Backpackers Lodge
  • Victoria Railway Hotel
  • Invercargill Airport