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There are 7 ways to get from Auckland to Masterton by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Auckland to Palmerston, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Palmerston (PMR) AKL - PMR
  2. Take the bus from Palmerston North to Masterton

$60 - $157

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Bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Palmerston North Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central / ...
  2. Take the bus from Palmerston North to Masterton Palmerston North - Masterton

$29 - $67

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Fly Auckland to Wellington, train, line 200 bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wellington (WLG) AKL - WLG
  2. Take the train from Wellington Station to Featherston Station
  3. Take the line 200 bus from Featherston Station to Queen Street - The Warehouse

$52 - $148

Bus to Hamilton, fly to Palmerston, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
  2. Fly from Hamilton (HLZ) to Palmerston (PMR) HLZ - PMR
  3. Take the bus from Palmerston North to Masterton

$128 - $398

Fly Auckland to Wanganui, bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wanganui (WAG) AKL - WAG
  2. Take the bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Palmerston North
  3. Take the bus from Palmerston North to Masterton

$289 - $610

Train, bus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to National Park
  2. Take the bus from National Park to Palmerston North
  3. Take the bus from Palmerston North to Masterton

$108 - $145

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Masterton 382.9 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Masterton is to bus which costs $40 - $110 and takes 11 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Masterton is to fly and bus which costs $90 - $240 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Auckland to Masterton. However, there are services departing from Auckland - Central and arriving at Masterton via Palmerston North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Masterton is 464 km. The road distance is 612.6 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Masterton without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 40 min and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Auckland to Masterton, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Palmerston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Auckland to Masterton bus services, operated by Tranzit Coachlines Wairarapa, arrive at Masterton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Masterton is 613 km. It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to drive from Auckland to Masterton.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Masterton.
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  • Distance: 289.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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

You can take a bus from Auckland to Masterton via Palmerston North in around 11 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Auckland to Palmerston via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Auckland to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Hamilton to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Flights from Auckland to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Air Chathams
Website
airchathams.co.nz
Flights from Auckland to Wanganui
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Train operators
Metlink
Phone
0800 801 700
Email
info@gw.govt.nz
Website
metlink.org.nz
Train from Wellington Station to Featherston Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metlink.org.nz
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 - $100
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
Tranzit Coachlines Wairarapa
Website
tranzit.co.nz
Bus from Palmerston North to Masterton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Metlink
Phone
0800 801 700
Email
info@gw.govt.nz
Website
metlink.org.nz
Bus from Featherston Station to Queen Street - The Warehouse
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metlink.org.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from National Park to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
InterCity Link
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights from Auckland Airport to Palmerston Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Masterton. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 42 min and costs $18.

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