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Bus Hire Hamilton

Rentabus provides buses and coaches throughout the Waikato region. We make hiring a bus in Hamilton as simple and straightforward as possible to allow you to focus on the destination.

If you are looking for a bus to hire in Hamilton then you have come to the right place. Spend 30 seconds to request a quote and we will get back to you with a price in no time at all.  We pride ourselves in our excellent and speedy service. 

So whether you are needing a bus for your wedding guest, a sporting event or a business trip we have you covered. We hire buses of all shapes and sizes, from minibus all the way up to large double-decker coaches. 

Scroll down to have a look at the pricing section to see actual prices of two bus trips over the last year. The most accurate and easy way to find the price for your trip is to fill out the form above and we will provide you with a no-obligation quote for your next trip.


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Hamilton Bus Hire FAQs

Fill in our online quoting form and we will work to match you and your needs with the right bus at the right price.  It’s simple and there is no obligation to go with us. 

There are many factors that influence bus hire prices in Hamilton.  The size of the bus, the passengers, the trip distance, the elapsed time as the driver often will wait at the venue for you and a number of other items.  For more information have a look at our pricing section to see some examples of bus trips and their prices.

We make this easy for you.  All our buses come with qualified drivers, so there is no need for you to find someone with the right license to drive the bus.  Just sit back and relax knowing that all your transportation requirements for you and your group will be taken care of. 

There are so many options for buses in Hamilton and we work to find you the bus that meets your needs perfectly.  We can provide you with a luxury coach for those who like the best, all the way down to a school bus whose main aim is to move people from one place to the other.  There are mini-buses and mini-coaches available that allow you to move groups of up to 25 passengers around.  The large buses take up to 53 passengers, but this can be extended through various means.  Using the bus a shuttle might be the best way for your group.  Just let us know your requirements and we will find you the right bus.

The earlier the better, but often we can find you a bus at late notice.  Just put an urgent request in and we will get back to you as soon as possible with an option.  Please note that it is normally best to book early as we cannot guarantee that a bus or coach will be available for your trip.

You can pay either by credit card or by bank transfer.

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Alix Walles
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Fantastic service! Very highly recommend. Were on time, with a very friendly driver, and were super flexible and onto it when we had to add on a last-minute extra stop. Thanks so much!
Katlin Hewlitt
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Amazing service from enquiry to execution. Great pricing, fast response, excellent quality vehicles and lovely drivers ! Couldn't really ask for anything more
DeArne Leyson
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Great company, will be using them for all transport in the future.
Herewaina Tumahai
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We run a very well organised on schedule event and time is very crucial. Bus was on time if not earlier than expected which was great. Managing a group of 40 is very challenging at times, Kay made things so easy for me and we were super happy with the services.
Melanie Guy
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We hired Rentabus for my partners stag event. I booked over the phone with Kay, and she made it so easy. We received follow up emails confirming everything, and the week prior I made a last minute change, and it was hassle free

Bus Hire Prices in Hamilton

The most common question people ask is “what is the cost to hire a bus in Hamilton?”. Below we help you get an understanding of that and the factors that come into play when getting a price for a coach or bus.  If you want a no-obligation quote from us just spend 30 seconds to fill out our quote form above and we will get back to you asap.

The cost to hire a bus various significantly based on a number of factors. You might want to just get a low-cost school type bus for transporting your team, or you might want a luxury coach for touring the North Island.  Other factors that influence the price is the length of the trip, whether it is a part-day, a full-day or multi-day trip, the number of passengers and the time of year.  There are too many factors to list here but to help you get a general understanding of the cost to hire a bus in Hamilton, I have listed two trips that we ran in 2021 that can help give you an idea of pricing.

This trip is a return trip from Claudelands in Hamilton to Lake Karapiro.  The total distance was 70km.  The trip was to leave from Claudelands at 1 pm on a Saturday and then return at 11:45 pm that night.  It was to take 50 wedding guests on a standard coach.  For more information on the different bus and coach types please check out the vehicle classes page.  The total cost for the trip was $1087.

This was a short return trip of 20km with 80 passengers.  They requested a standard coach for their corporate event.  The trip was to leave at 12 noon and return to come back to Te Rapa at 4:30 pm.  Due to the number of passengers two buses were needed to transfer the team. Most buses can only take up to 53 passengers, but at times you can stretch that number a little.  The total cost of the trip was $880 using two standard coaches. 

Vehicle and bus classes in Hamilton

There are a number of different bus and coach types available for hire in Hamilton. The minibuses typically hold up to 25 people, if you are wanting more than that you will need to get a standard size bus.  The coaches are buses are different and built for different reasons.  Buses are what you are familiar with seeing on bus lines and transporting kids to and from school.  While a coach is for comfort and what you would expect for a longer trip.  You can get luxury type coaches that have all the bells and whistles that will make your journey that more pleasant and ensure you are well-rested by the time you arrive. Below you can see some of the types of transport available through Rentabus.

Minibuses are hired for small groups or if you need to go to a place where a full-sized bus struggles to drive.  They normally fit a maximum of 25 passengers.  So if you are a small group hire a minibus. 

If you are transporting people a short distance then a city bus or school bus is normally all you need.  They are clean and tidy and great for moving lots of people a short distance at a low price.

If you are travelling a little further and want a bit more comfort but don’t want to pay too much, then a standard coach provides a great balance between cost and comfort.  Being a coach it provides you with a better view than a bus. 

These are the latest coaches and have many different amenities for you to enjoy.  If you want the best comfort that money can buy or you just want to impress your team or clients then this is the coach to select.

Hamilton Airport Shuttle and Charter Buses

The Hamilton airport is located approximately 15 – 20 minutes south of the city in Tamahere. Pre-Covid it had flights to Australia, but primarily it is used for domestic travel. If you are landing in Hamilton with a group you will most likely need to travel into the City Centre by taxi or bus. You can’t easily walk into the city as the airport is surrounded by farmland. If your group is around 20 people hiring a minibus in Hamilton to bring your whole group together to where you want to go in the city is the best way. If you hire a bus from us we will be ready for your when you land, making the trip comfortable and as low risk as possible. If you are going further afield across the Waikato or have a larger group you can hire a coach for a more comfortable trip.   

There are no regular bus routes to Hamilton Airport. The best and most cost-effective way to get from Hamilton Airport into town is by booking a bus. Keep your team together and hire a bus through us to get you into Hamilton Central. Taxis are available but these can be expensive with a whole group. The trip will take about 20 minutes to the centre of Hamilton. 

If you are trying to catch a flight with a group or are arriving in Hamilton after a long flight then chartering a bus to take care of your groups’ transport needs is the way to go.  You will get a friendly driver who will take you to your destination with no stress.  We look forward to working with you.

Some free locations to visit with your group in Hamilton

Hamilton is in the centre of Waikato on the mighty Waikato River. It has a lot of grass feed dairy farms scattered throughout the area and is where the Hobbit Shire is.  Here are some free locations to visit on your next trip to Hamilton.

The Hamilton City Gardens have become a work of love and pride for the Hamilton City Council.  The gardens extend to the Waikato river and have many themed gardens available to enjoy.

Enjoy a short walk through the beautiful native NZ bush to the top of the falls.  If you so desire you can walk down the many steps to see why they call it Bridal Veils falls.

A great place to go for a walk and enjoy the amazing spring of water gushing up from depth.  Beautiful crystal clear water that will not disappoint. 

Take the day to tramp part or all the way up Pirongia.  You will not be disappointed with the view and it will set you up to sleep well that night. 

Raglan has one of the best surf breaks and it’s a great little beach town.  Enjoy the waves and sand at Raglan for no cost. If you are after more things to see around Hamilton, check out our page on Group activities in Hamilton.

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