Hamilton is the largest inland city in New Zealand with more than 150K residents. It is not a popular place to visit in the country, but this city is one of the best tourist cities in NZ, there are lots of attractions that you can visit in your vacation days.

Ridesharing Hamilton Availability

Unlike in New Zealand’s capital city, Uber just came to Hamilton NZ in early 2018. However, you do not have to worry because Uber can still be found in the city centre, even though the waiting time is a little bit longer in some areas.

Unfortunately, we could not ride an Uber in Hamilton Airport (HLZ). Maybe this is related to regulation at the airport that prohibits ridesharing platforms from operating. Dropping off riders only, not pick up.

If you are concerned about the cost of transportation while in town, you may consider moving with Uber since the fare is lower. So while you can get a faster and convenient ride, you will also be able to save your expenses.

Uber Fare Hamilton

Uber Fare and Rate in Hamilton NZ

Below is the fare breakdown for those who are planning to take an Uber ride:

Rates Uber
Base Fare NZ$1.80
Booking Fee NZ$0.55
Per Minutes Rate NZ$0.40
Per Kilometer NZ$2.00

Under certain conditions, there’s additional charges as follows.

Rates Uber
Waiting Fee* NZ$0.60
Cancellation Fee (Rider or Driver Initiated) NZ$10.00
Additional Surcharges (Tolls, Airport Pickup Charge,etc) Varies

*Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Intrigued by trip expense via ridesharing service in Hamilton? Here is an example of Uber fare from one location to another:

Pickup (A) Drop-off (B) Fare (A to B) Fare(B to A)
Hamilton City Centre Hamilton Airport (HLZ) NZ$35-48
Hamilton City Centre Hamilton Gardens NZ$12-16 NZ$12-16
Hamilton City Centre Hamilton Zoo NZ$18-25
Hamilton City Centre Hobbiton Movie Set NZ$130-180
Waikato Museum Hamilton Airport (HLZ) NZ$34-46
Centre Place Hamilton Airport (HLZ) NZ$36-48

Uber Hamilton Promo Code

Before booking a ride, you will see an estimated fare directly in the app. If the cost shown still makes you re-think to try Uber, then you can use the following coupon/promo code which will cut the total cost of your trip.

For Uber you can try the following promo code to get a discount on trip expenses in New Zealand.

App Promo Code Details
Uber GLENNF522UE Coupon value NZ$15.

In case you experience difficulties when using the promo code, head to our post here for a more detailed explanation about the Uber promo code, like how to use it and where you can apply it.

Become Ridesharing Driver in Hamilton

As a new ridesharing service in the city, Uber would still require many drivers to help the city in providing an alternative transportation solution that is convenient, safe and affordable.

Uber opens opportunities for those of you who want to become partners. No working hours, No boss, you are free to drive anytime you want.

Ridesharing as a compliment for Hamilton Transportation

Be it tourists or locals, there are many forms of public transport in the city. We will try to cover a few of the public transports that you can get in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Bus The city centre bus is Hamilton’s pride. You can get around in Hamilton’s central business district using this bus without a fee.

What is that? Free ride without having to spend a dime? Something like this can only be found in Hamilton’s very own CBD. It leaves every 10 minutes at every stops, so be sure to hop into one to get a free ride.

Taxis if you know the way Just like every other cities and nation, you can use taxis to go from one place to another in Hamilton.

While it can get pretty expensive for some people, using taxis are very comfortable, so some people eschew the price for it. There are lots of taxi companies available for the picking, so get one with a nice reputation and enjoy the ride.

However, it is recommended to open a digital map like Google Maps when on a trip, to prevent you from spinning around the city for hours when in fact you can reach the place in minutes.

Helicopter. Ah, now we get into the big boy parts. To get around in Hamilton, you can also rent a helicopter and take it for a ride.

While it is absolutely the quickest method of transport in Hamilton, you will also need to spend lots of money on it. If you have the buck, then go on ahead and rent a ride. If you do not own one, then perhaps you can choose a cheaper alternative.

Ride-hailing Service. Do you want more comfortable transportation? You can simply request for Uber, it is much more convenient and cheaper. You can find nearby drivers who are ready to pick you up in real time.

You only have to open an app, insert the destination, wait for the driver and check the license plate number and the car’s colour.