There are 4 ways to get from Auckland to Taumarunui by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

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

$16 - $40

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to Otorohanga Northern Explorer
  2. Take the bus from Otorohanga to Taumarunui Auckland - Central - Palmerston North

$75 - $99

Drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Taumarunui 178.1 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Taupo (TUO) AKL - TUO
  2. Drive from Taupo to Taumarunui

$102 - $300

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Auckland - Central and arriving at Taumarunui. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Taumarunui is 230 km. The road distance is 284.9 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Taumarunui without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 10 min and costs .

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The bus from Auckland - Central to Taumarunui takes 5 h 10 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Auckland to Taumarunui bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Auckland - Central station.

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

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Auckland to Taumarunui bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Taumarunui station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Taumarunui is 285 km. It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to drive from Auckland to Taumarunui.

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

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There are 13+ hotels available in Taumarunui. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Taumarunui.
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  • Distance: 143.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Auckland to Taumarunui once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Taupo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to Otorohanga
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Taumarunui
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Otorohanga to Taumarunui
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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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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