There are 3 ways to get from Auckland to Russell by bus, car ferry, car or plane

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Bus, carferry  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Waitangi Treaty Grounds Auckland - Central - Paihia
  2. Take the carferry from Opua to Okiato

$23 - $44

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Russell 152 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, drive, carferry  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Kerikeri (KKE) AKL - KKE
  2. Drive from Kerikeri to Opua
  3. Take the carferry from Opua to Okiato

$79 - $283

Questions & Answers

The distance between Auckland and Russell is 186 km. The road distance is 243.2 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Auckland to Russell, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Kerikeri Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Russell is 243 km. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from Auckland to Russell.

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

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There are 199+ hotels available in Russell. Prices start at $62 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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Map of how to get from Auckland to Russell.
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  • Distance: 116 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

There is no direct connection from Auckland to Russell. However, you can take the bus to Waitangi Treaty Grounds, take the drive to Opua, take the carferry to Okiato, then take the drive to Russell. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Russell.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Kerikeri
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators

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