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There are 6 ways to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to National Park Northern Explorer

$128 - $154

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Bus  •  6 h 34 min

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

$57 - $98

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Tongariro National Park 218.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Taupo, drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Taupo (TUO) AKL - TUO
  2. Drive from Taupo to Tongariro National Park

$105 - $292

Fly to New Plymouth, drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to New Plymouth (NPL) AKL - NPL
  2. Drive from New Plymouth to Tongariro National Park

$75 - $297

Fly to Palmerston, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Palmerston (PMR) AKL - PMR
  2. Take the train from Palmerston North to Ohakune

$222 - $349

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $450 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Tongariro National Park is 277 km. The road distance is 349 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park without a car is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $190 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $190 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $150 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Tongariro National Park is 349 km. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Auckland to Tongariro National Park.

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

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There are 60+ hotels available in Tongariro National Park. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Tongariro National Park.
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  • Distance: 172.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Tongariro National Park, New Zealand?

KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Auckland to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Auckland to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 14 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Taupo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Auckland to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $250
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 National Park
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Palmerston North to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 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 National Park
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 42 min and costs $18.

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