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There are 4 ways to get from Auckland to Waimate by plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Fly to Timaru, bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Timaru (TIU) AKL - TIU
  2. Take the bus from Timaru to Waimate

Cheapest option

Fly to Christchurch, bus  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Christchurch (CHC) AKL - CHC
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Waimate

2 alternative options

Fly to Dunedin, bus  •  8h 57m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Dunedin (DUD) AKL - DUD
  2. Take the bus from Dunedin to Waimate

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 39m

  1. Drive from Auckland to Wellington
  2. Take the car ferry from Wellington to Picton
  3. Drive from Picton to Waimate
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Waimate is 0800 358 5453.

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The social distance requirement in Waimate is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Waimate is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $470 and takes 8h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Waimate is to fly and bus which costs $240 - $600 and takes 7h 14m.

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The distance between Auckland and Waimate is 931 km.

It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Auckland to Waimate, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Auckland Airport to Timaru Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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

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There are two+ hotels available in Waimate. Prices start at $175 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Waimate.
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  • Distance: 930.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 14m

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

There is no direct connection from Auckland to Waimate. However, you can take the train to Puhinui Train Station, take the walk to Stop A Puhinui, take the bus to Stop A International Airport, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Timaru, take the taxi to Timaru, then take the bus to Waimate. Alternatively, you can take the train to Puhinui Train Station, take the walk to Stop A Puhinui, take the bus to Stop A International Airport, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Christchurch, take the walk to Christchurch International Airport, take the line 3 bus to Bus Interchange, take the walk to Christchurch, then take the bus to Waimate.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Nelson, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Gisborne, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch via Palmerston
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch via Nelson
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Bus operators
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Timaru to Waimate
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
InterCity
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Bus from Christchurch to Waimate
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Dunedin to Waimate
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
InterCity
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Ferry operators
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries
Phone
+64 4 471 6188
Email
bookings@bluebridge.co.nz
Website
bluebridge.co.nz
Car ferry from Wellington to Picton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries
Saver Sail
$58 - $62
Super Sail
$62 - $66
Flexi Sail
$60 - $75

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