Ritchies is a significant shareholder in InterCity.
Ritchies is a significant shareholder in InterCity.

Ritchies Transport was established in 1972 and describes itself on its website as "the largest privately owned bus and coach transport operator in New Zealand" with a fleet of "over 1500" vehicles[1] spread across depots nationwide.

It owns 46% of the InterCity coach and tourism company.[2]

Ritchies' website says Ritchies was "formed in Temuka 80 years ago by John Ritchie (Senior) and is still owned by the Ritchie family."[3] and that its head office "was located in Timaru but at the beginning of December 2003 relocated to Christchurch." The company "expanded into the North Island 20 years ago and now has a large operation in Auckland in addition to branches in Helensville, Dargaville, Whangarei, Rotorua, Blenheim, Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, Dunedin, Balclutha, Queenstown, Gore, Ruakaka, Wanaka, and Chatham Islands."

Tourism services

Richies operates coach services for several package tour operators.

Urban services (past and present)

See also


  1. ^ "Ritchies fleet". Ritchies – ritchies.co.nz. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  2. ^ "InterCity Holdings Ltd (2060513) Registered". Companies Office. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ "About us". Ritchies – ritchies.co.nz. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  4. ^ Nissan Nomad TC81 on NZ Omnibus Society website, viewed 2011-05-31
  5. ^ Munro, Bruce (25 March 2011). "Christchurch firm wins Dunedin bus routes". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 5 November 2011.