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

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

Recommended option

Fly Auckland to Palmerston  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Palmerston (PMR) AKL - PMR

$54 - $147

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland to Palmerston Nth N1 / ...

$17 - $65

4 alternative options

Bus to Hamilton, fly to Palmerston  •  4 h 38 min

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

$125 - $390

Fly Auckland 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 Palmerston North

$283 - $600

Train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to Palmerston North Northern Explorer

$120 - $150

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Palmerston North 325.6 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Palmerston North is to bus which costs $25 - $90 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Palmerston North is to fly which costs $80 - $220 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Palmerston North is 397 km. The road distance is 521 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Auckland to Palmerston North, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Auckland and arriving at Palmerston Nth. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Auckland Strand and arriving at Palmerston North. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Palmerston North, New Zealand?

Jetstar and Air New Zealand fly from Auckland to Palmerston North hourly. Alternatively, KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Auckland to Palmerston North once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $150 and the journey takes 8 h 25 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 Hamilton to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
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 Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Auckland to Palmerston Nth
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
manabus.com

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