There are 3 ways to get from Auckland to Hamilton by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central Auckland - Central - New Plymouth / ...

$9 - $26

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Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to Hamilton Northern Explorer

$55 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Hamilton 77.1 miles

$16 - $25

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Auckland - Central and arriving at Hamilton - Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Auckland Strand and arriving at Hamilton. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Hamilton is 114 km. The road distance is 123.4 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Hamilton without a car is to bus which takes 2 h and costs .

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The bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central takes 2 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Auckland to Hamilton bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Auckland - Central station.

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Auckland to Hamilton train services, operated by KiwiRail Northern Explorer, depart from Auckland Strand station.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Hamilton is to bus which takes 2 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 15 min.

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Auckland to Hamilton bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Hamilton - Central station.

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Auckland to Hamilton train services, operated by KiwiRail Northern Explorer, arrive at Hamilton station.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Hamilton.
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  • Distance: 71 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Hamilton, New Zealand?

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Auckland to Hamilton hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $26 and the journey takes 2 h. InterCity Link also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Auckland to Hamilton once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
InterCity Link
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Hamilton is 123 km. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Auckland to Hamilton.

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