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

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Fly to Taupo, drive  •  2 h 2 min

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

$96 - $277

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Bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland International Airport to Hamilton - Central Auckland - Central - Hamilton - Central
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to National Park Auckland - Central - Palmerston North

$63 - $115

4 alternative options

Fly to Wanganui, drive  •  2 h 52 min

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

$273 - $541

Fly to New Plymouth, drive  •  4 h 5 min

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

$64 - $284

Train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Papakura to National Park Northern Explorer

$134 - $166

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Tongariro National Park 211.3 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The distance between Auckland Airport (AKL) and Tongariro National Park is 259 km. The road distance is 338.1 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Tongariro National Park without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Tongariro National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Tongariro National Park is to bus which takes 6 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 58 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 Airport (AKL) to Tongariro National Park is 338 km. It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to drive from Auckland Airport (AKL) 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 60+ hotels available in Tongariro National Park. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Tongariro National Park.
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  • Distance: 162 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

What companies run services between Auckland Airport (AKL), New Zealand and Tongariro National Park, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Tongariro National Park via Hamilton - Central and National Park in around 6 h 54 min. Alternatively, KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $95 and the journey takes 4 h 25 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 Papakura to National Park
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland International Airport to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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