There are 6 ways to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to National Park Northern Explorer

$129 - $156

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Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to National Park Auckland - Central - Palmerston North

$57 - $98

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Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Tongariro National Park 218.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Taupo, drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Taupo (TUO) AKL - TUO
  2. Drive from Taupo to Tongariro National Park

$101 - $298

Fly to Wanganui, drive  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wanganui (WAG) AKL - WAG
  2. Drive from Wanganui to Tongariro National Park

$278 - $597

Fly to New Plymouth, drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to New Plymouth (NPL) AKL - NPL
  2. Drive from New Plymouth to Tongariro National Park

$71 - $303

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $450 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Tongariro National Park is 277 km. The road distance is 349 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park without a car is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $190 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $190 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $150 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Taupo Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Tongariro National Park is 349 km. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Auckland to Tongariro National Park.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Auckland Airport to Taupo Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Tongariro National Park. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park.
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  • Distance: 172.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Tongariro National Park, New Zealand?

KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Auckland to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $110 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Auckland to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 14 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Taupo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Auckland to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Air Chathams
Website
airchathams.co.nz
Flights from Auckland to Wanganui
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $250
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to National Park
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to National Park
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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