For over 80 years we’ve been delivering all sorts of people, to all sorts of destinations, pleasing even the hardest of crowds.
We’re proud of our reputation for having immaculate coaches, high safety standards, low carbon levels and most importantly, for delivering the most fun you can have on a coach trip! We have 50-plus coaches in our fleet, all fully seat belted and designed for your comfort. No matter where you are heading, our expert trip managers will ensure you have the best coach for your trip, at the best possible price.
With branches in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown, we can get you from here to there and back again in comfort and style.
Our customer service team can find you the perfect coach – from school hire, private coaches, sports teams, corporate coaches, wedding hire, transfers and sightseeing to just about anything else you can think of. From five star luxury to three star convenience – we have a coach for all occasions. All of our coaches come with seat belts and air conditioning and we can also provide cost effective light refreshments onboard, just ask about our catering options.
“On behalf of the ANZCA ASM Regional Organising committee we would like to pass on our sincere thanks to you for your contribution to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Annual Scientific Meeting.
The transport Johnston’s provided was timely and first rate. Special thanks to your team for assisting with the College Dinner transport. Your coach services on the night worked seamlessly.
Thank you yet again – your help with this was most appreciated.”
Rachel Cook, Event Manager
Our five star coaches put the sunshine in any trip – regardless of the conditions outside. Stretch out, relax, take in a movie or just enjoy the view.
We have covered the country from top to bottom, touring groups large and small, to all sorts of places. Our highly trained, uniformed drivers love a good challenge and can deliver the most demanding of travel schedules. From the moment you step on board one of our five star coaches, the fun begins. Guests experience the best in individual climate controls, reclining seats with lots of leg room, onboard DVD player and large viewing screen at the front of the coach, onboard bathroom, onboard PA system to enjoy driver commentaries, lots of luggage capacity and twin doors to avoid long queues. We can also light cater your trip if required – just ask.
All our drivers have passed our rigorous driver training programme and that’s no easy task!
We have 50 full time and 100-plus part time and casual drivers. Reliable and punctual, they pride themselves on their local knowledge and their great sense of humour. Our drivers have undertaken stringent training to ensure our guests not only have a fantastic experience, but are also in the safest hands possible, having all done defensive and hazardous driver training and certification. We even have special driver accreditation for the Milford Road and snow and ice conditions, as well as certificates in long distance passenger driving. And in case of emergency, they have first aid training.
Environmental Best Practice
Johnston’s Coachlines has taken the lead in meeting tough new exhaust emission standards set by Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) by volunteering our coaches to be regularly tested by their independent testers.
Annual emission testing by VTNZ will ensure that vehicle engines are kept at peak efficiency with minimal harmful exhaust emissions.
- Committed to reducing carbon emissions
- The first coach operator to introduce Euro 5 compliant coaches. They are designed to the latest European vehicle emission regulations
- Coach travel is an environmentally conscious way to move large groups
- All our new coaches are Euro 4 or 5 specification
- Our coaches are regularly serviced with extensive maintenance records held on our fully integrated computer system
- Maintenance and emissions testing combine to ensure the best “in service” fleet
- Environmentally proactive as demonstrated by the Johnston’s Coachlines recycling programme and waste reduction initiatives
View Our Environmental and Social Commitment document. (Requires Adobe PDF viewer)
Johnston’s has recently achieved Qualmark’s Enviro-Gold rating. This rating is given to companies which are able to demonstrate credible and visible practices to reduce their environmental impact and improve their environmental management. Our practices range from purchasing the latest fleet featuring Euro-5 emissions technology right through to implementing a recycling programme at our depots. Johnston’s Coachlines understands that the future of its business depends on the protection of New Zealand’s natural beauty. We are not just talking about it – we are taking responsibility for New Zealand and our future.