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There are 7 ways to get from Auckland to Waikanae by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Auckland to Wellington, train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wellington (WLG) AKL - WLG
  2. Take the train from Wellington Station to Waikanae Station

$52 - $147

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Bus  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Waikanae Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central

$24 - $65

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Fly Auckland to Palmerston, train  •  5 h 9 min

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

$64 - $159

Fly Auckland to Wanganui, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wanganui (WAG) AKL - WAG
  2. Take the bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Waikanae

$285 - $606

Bus to Hamilton, fly to Wellington, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
  2. Fly from Hamilton (HLZ) to Wellington (WLG) HLZ - WLG
  3. Take the train from Wellington Station to Waikanae Station

$114 - $338

Train  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to Paraparaumu Northern Explorer

$136 - $156

Drive  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Waikanae 364.7 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Waikanae is to bus which costs $35 - $95 and takes 10 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Waikanae is to fly and train which costs $75 - $230 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Auckland - Central and arriving at Waikanae. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Auckland to Waikanae station. However, there are services departing from Auckland Strand and arriving at Waikanae Station via Paraparaumu Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 6 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Waikanae is 449 km. The road distance is 583.6 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Waikanae without a car is to train which takes 10 h 6 min and costs $200 - $240.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Auckland to Waikanae, including transfers.

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

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Auckland to Waikanae train services, operated by KiwiRail Northern Explorer, depart from Auckland Strand station.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Waikanae is to train which takes 10 h 6 min and costs $200 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $95 and takes 10 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Waikanae.
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  • Distance: 280.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Auckland to Waikanae 3 times a week. Tickets cost $130 - $160 and the journey takes 9 h 44 min. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Auckland to Waikanae twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $65 and the journey takes 10 h 14 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
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
Flights from Hamilton to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Auckland to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Air Chathams
Website
airchathams.co.nz
Flights from Auckland to Wanganui
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Train operators
Metlink
Phone
0800 801 700
Email
info@gw.govt.nz
Website
metlink.org.nz
Train from Wellington Station to Waikanae Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metlink.org.nz
KiwiRail Capital Connection
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Wellington to Waikanae
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Train from Palmerston North to Waikanae
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to Paraparaumu
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Waikanae
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Waikanae
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Wellington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Auckland to Waikanae train services, operated by KiwiRail Northern Explorer, arrive at Paraparaumu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Waikanae is 584 km. It takes approximately 7 h 3 min to drive from Auckland to Waikanae.

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Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights from Auckland Airport to Wellington Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Waikanae. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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

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