The Tranzit Group
Reuniting Kiwis since 1924
In 1924 Albert Snelgrove launched a fleet of grey buses under the very imaginative name Grey Bus Service. In the early 50's the colour of his buses changed, so Grey Bus Service became Blue Bus Service. Finally in 1985, as the company began to gain nationwide traction, we became Tranzit Coachlines, and today we are one of the largest family-owned and operated coach companies in New Zealand, with our Head Office and The Tranzit Group proudly situated in Masterton, New Zealand.
The Tranzit Group of companies now encompasses:
Tranzit Coachlines with depots in Wellington, Masterton, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Taupo, Napier, Ohakune, Taumarunui & New Plymouth
Cross Country Rentals - commercial, industrial and small vehicle rental and leases with depots throughout New Zealand
Tranzurban - Wellington, Hutt Valley and Auckland. Providing urban bus services for the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Auckland Transport
Pacific Tourways (Auckland) Ltd - premier coach touring throughout New Zealalnd
Rite Price Rentals - car and van rentals in Tauranga & Hamilton
Maugers Rentals - minivan rental specialists in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown
Bus Travel NZ - based in Auckland and servicing Auckland Airport with Park and Ride services and Yellow Bus
Tranzit Tours - fully guided tours for the active senior market
Hammonds Wellington Tours - day tours of Wellington and the Wairarapa regions
Tranzit is now in our fourth generation of operation, with two of Albert’s grandsons, Paul and Keven, at the helm.
We are incredibly proud of our strong Kiwi roots, so we felt very privileged when we were given the opportunity to become the official coach transport provider for Rugby World Cup 2011. And since then, we’ve been involved with just about every major sporting event in New Zealand, including FIFA U-20 2015, Cricket World Cup 2015, the IRB Junior World Championships and most recently the Women's Cricket World Cup in 2022.
These days we employ over 2000 staff and operate over 2000 vehicles from Cape Reinga to Bluff. We have depots in Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, Wanganui, New Plymouth and Masterton, which give us the flexibility to meet any transport requirement, big or small, all over New Zealand. Our 10 North Island-based workshops give us a competitive edge over other coach companies, because we have all the equipment and staff needed to service our fleet whenever we need to. Plus, our vehicles are regularly independently inspected by Vehicle Testing New Zealand to ensure they’re always in ship-shape condition. Year after year we’re consistently given high ORS safety ratings which means we’re regarded as a safe and reliable operator by the New Zealand Transport Association.
Tranzit upholds traditional family and small-town values. We’re honest, trustworthy and no-fuss, which means when you deal with us we guarantee you’ll receive the best service – and always with a smile.
To find out how Tranzit can get you to your next occasion, contact us now for a free quote.