One of the many appealing features of Tauranga as a city is the ease at which you can get from A to B. Unlike other major cities in New Zealand, there is next-to-no traffic congestion. Whichever suburb of Tauranga you like in, you can expect no more than 15 minutes behind the wheel of your car between work and home.
Its unhurried pace and fast flowing expressways ensures that the below transport methods are a pleasurable experience.


Rental Cars

If a trip to Tauranga is on the horizon for business or pleasure and you’d prefer the convenience and affordability of rental car, then ABC Rentals is the company to talk to.

With small, medium and large cars as well as vans, trucks and campervans, they have one of the biggest ranges of rental cars Tauranga has available.

If you are planning an extensive stay in NZ then you may wish to consider buying a used cars and then selling it at the end of your holiday. Near New Cars has one of the best ranges of used cars Tauranga has to offer and their pricing for low km vehicles is as good as anywhere.


With over 70km of cycle ways, Tauranga is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in New Zealand. What better way to explore Tauranga and surrounding suburbs than straddling a bicycle.

You can free wheel downtown, by the harbour, along the foreshore, next to the beach or out into the quiet countryside and breath in the smells of rolling farmland and many orchards.

If you’re on holiday in Tauranga and interested in hiring a bicycle while you’re there, be sure to get in touch with They offer a free bike drop off and collection in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui for bike hire of one day or longer. Their fold up bikes feature bicycle accessories from Bells and Whistles, another local company.

Free Wheeling’s fleet of bicycles all fold up, meaning you can pop it in your rental car and go for day trips. Free Wheeling bikes are particularly popular among visitors who arrive in Mt Maunganui on their Tauranga cruise ship tours. Bike hire charges start at $10 for 1 hour up to $150 for 7 days.


If you are packing plenty of people and gear and wanting to avoid the extra costs associated with accommodation, then a rental campervan could be a great option for you. There are a large number of campervan hire companies offering a huge range of vehicle types at very competitive prices.


Buses run regularly throughout Tauranga, ensuring this is a reliable and cheap means to getting to your desired location.

Bay Bus operates several routes throughout the Bay of Plenty, plus there is also Bayline Coaches and Bethlehem Coachlines.