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

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Bus, ferry  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Paihia Auckland - Central - Kerikeri / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Paihia to Russell

$25 - $50

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Russell 152 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, drive, car ferry  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Kerikeri (KKE) AKL - KKE
  2. Drive from Kerikeri to Opua
  3. Take the car ferry from Opua to Okiato
  4. Drive from Okiato to Russell

$85 - $279

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Russell is to bus and ferry which costs $35 - $75 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Russell is to drive which takes 3 h 24 min and costs $45 - $70.

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The distance between Auckland and Russell is 186 km. The road distance is 243 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Auckland to Russell, including transfers.

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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 Paihia then take the ferry to Russell. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Russell.

Air New Zealand
Flights from Auckland to Kerikeri
Ave. Duration
50 min
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Auckland to Paihia
Ave. Duration
4 h
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
Ferry operators
Explore Group
Ferry from Paihia to Russell
Ave. Duration
10 min
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at

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