The Tranzit Group
Reuniting Kiwis since 1925
In 1925 Albert Snelgrove launched a fleet of grey buses under the very imaginative name Grey Bus Service (because grey paint was the only colour you could buy at the time). In the early 50's the colour of his buses changed, so the Grey Bus Service became Blue Bus Service.
Then in 1985, as the company began to gain nationwide traction, it became Tranzit Coachlines, and today it is the largest family-owned and operated bus and coach company 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 Darfield, Rangiora, Wellington, Masterton, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Taupō, Napier, Ohakune, Taumarunui & New Plymouth and soon to be Waikato.
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 Zealand
Rite Price Rentals - car and van rentals in Tauranga, Rotorua & 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
A little bit more about Tranzit Group:
Tranzit is now in its fourth generation of operation, with two of Albert’s grandsons, Paul and Keven, at the helm and their children part of our senior leadership team.
These days we employ over 2000 staff and operate over 2000 vehicles from Cape Reinga to Bluff. We have depots throughout NZ which gives 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.
We are incredibly proud of our Kiwi roots, so we felt very privileged when we became the official coach transport provider for Rugby World Cup 2011. Since then, we have been involved with major sporting events in New Zealand including: the FIFA U-20 2015 tournament, the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the IRB Junior World Championships, the 2022 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup and the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup warm up tournaments.