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

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

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Train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$101 - $115

Cheapest option

Bus InterCity Coachlines  •  6 h 45 min

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

$18 - $50

5 alternative options

Bus ManaBus.com  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland to Turangi N1
  2. Take the bus from Turangi to Ohakune N7

$30 - $43

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Ohakune 226.4 miles

$45 - $75

Fly to Wanganui, bus  •  5 h 19 min

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

$283 - $601

Fly to Palmerston, train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$123 - $228

Fly to Taupo, bus  •  7 h 6 min

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

$114 - $313

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Ohakune is to bus which costs $45 - $65 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Ohakune is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 4 h 22 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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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Auckland to Ohakune, including transfers.

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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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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
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 Palmerston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
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
$65 - $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 Whanganui / Wanganui to Ohakune
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 - $22
Schedules at
manabus.com
Bus from Turangi to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
manabus.com

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