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There are 4 ways to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$128 - $154

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Bus  •  7 h 34 min

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

$36 - $66

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Tongariro National Park 213.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, drive  •  4 h 27 min

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

$281 - $590

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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 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Tongariro National Park is 270 km. The road distance is 342.2 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 41 min and costs $190 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 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 41 min and costs $190 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $100 and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Wanganui Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Tongariro National Park is 342 km. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from Auckland to Tongariro National Park.

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Air Chathams offers flights from Auckland Airport to Wanganui Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Tongariro National Park. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park.
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  • Distance: 169 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 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 3 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 29 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 Chathams
Website
airchathams.co.nz
Flights from Auckland to Wanganui
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to National Park
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.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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The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 44 min and costs $18.

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