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There are 6 ways to get from Auckland to Punakaiki by plane or bus

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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Fly Auckland to Hokitika, bus  •  8h 54m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Hokitika (HKK) AKL - HKK
  2. Take the bus from Greymouth to Punakaiki Resort

$143 - $787

Cheapest option

Fly Auckland to Nelson, bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Nelson (NSN) AKL - NSN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Punakaiki

$57 - $252

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Fly Auckland to Christchurch, bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Christchurch (CHC) AKL - CHC
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Greymouth

$95 - $312

Fly Auckland to Westport, bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Westport (WSZ) AKL - WSZ
  2. Take the bus from Westport Caltex to Punakaiki

$74 - $290

Fly Auckland to Blenheim, bus  •  11h 34m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Blenheim (BHE) AKL - BHE
  2. Take the bus from Woodbourne to Nelson
  3. Take the bus from Nelson to Punakaiki

$132 - $397

Bus to Hamilton, fly to Christchurch, bus  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
  2. Fly from Hamilton (HLZ) to Christchurch (CHC) HLZ - CHC
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Greymouth

$215 - $633

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Punakaiki is to fly and bus which costs $85 - $390 and takes 9h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Punakaiki is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $450 and takes 6h 32m.

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The distance between Auckland and Punakaiki is 655 km.

It takes approximately 8h 54m to get from Auckland to Punakaiki, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Auckland Airport to Hokitika Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Auckland Airport to Hokitika Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Punakaiki. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 44m and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Punakaiki.
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  • Distance: 409.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 54m

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

There is no direct connection from Auckland to Punakaiki. However, you can take the bus to Stop D International Terminal, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Hokitika, take the walk to Hokitika i-SITE, take the bus to Greymouth, then take the bus to Punakaiki. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Stop D International Terminal, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Nelson, take the walk to Nelson Airport, take the bus to Richmond, then take the bus to Punakaiki.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Palmerston, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Tauranga, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via New Plymouth, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Auckland to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Auckland to Blenheim
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Auckland to Blenheim via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Hamilton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Hamilton to Christchurch via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Hamilton to Christchurch via Palmerston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Auckland to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Auckland to Westport via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Auckland to Westport via Nelson, Wellington
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Auckland to Westport via Gisborne, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Auckland to Westport via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Auckland to Westport via Napier, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Auckland to Westport via Blenheim, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Auckland to Westport via Tauranga, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Punakaiki Resort
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Richmond to Punakaiki
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Westport Caltex to Punakaiki
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Woodbourne to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Nelson to Punakaiki
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Website
InterCity Coachlines
West Coast Shuttle
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$10 - $16
Flexi
$26 - $40

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