There are 8 ways to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 35 min

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

$137 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus ManaBus.com  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland to Turangi N1

$47 - $62

6 alternative options

Bus InterCity Coachlines  •  6 h 34 min

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

$63 - $100

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Tongariro National Park 218.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to New Plymouth, drive  •  5 h 46 min

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

$75 - $297

Fly to Wanganui, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wanganui (WAG) AKL - WAG
  2. Take the bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Ohakune

$393 - $741

Fly to Taupo, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Taupo (TUO) AKL - TUO
  2. Take the bus from Turangi to Whakapapa

$131 - $332

Fly to Rotorua, bus, shuttle  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Rotorua (ROT) AKL - ROT
  2. Take the bus from Rotorua Airport to Taupo
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Taupo to Mangatepopo

$177 - $367

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park is to bus which costs $65 - $90 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park is to drive which takes 4 h 17 min and costs $65 - $100.

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

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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 $90 - $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 $18 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 14 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Auckland to Taupo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Auckland to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
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
$90 - $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
$18 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua Airport to Taupo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Auckland to Turangi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
manabus.com
Bus from Turangi to Whakapapa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
manabus.com
Tongariro Expeditions
Phone
+64 (07) 377 0435
Email
info@tongariroexpeditions.com
Website
tongariroexpeditions.com
Shuttle from Taupo to Mangatepopo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
tongariroexpeditions.com
Book at
bookings.bookit.co.nz

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