There are 6 ways to get from Auckland to Ohakune by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$99 - $113

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

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

$18 - $50

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Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Ohakune 226.4 miles

$45 - $75

Fly to Palmerston, train  •  6 h 17 min

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

$114 - $233

Fly to Taupo, bus  •  5 h 24 min

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

$148 - $368

Fly to Wanganui, bus  •  5 h 2 min

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

$279 - $606

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Auckland - Central and arriving at Ohakune. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Ohakune is 291 km. The road distance is 362.3 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Ohakune without a car is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Auckland to Ohakune, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Auckland to Ohakune is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 45 min.

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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 Ohakune bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Ohakune station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Ohakune is 362 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Auckland to Ohakune.

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

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Ohakune.
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  • Distance: 181.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

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

KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Auckland to Ohakune once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $110 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Auckland to Ohakune once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 45 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 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Auckland to Taupo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Air Chathams
Website
airchathams.co.nz
Flights from Auckland to Wanganui
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Palmerston North to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $50
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitahanui to Waiouru
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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There are 49+ hotels available in Ohakune. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 24 min and costs .

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