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There are 6 ways to get from Auckland to Waiouru by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train  •  6h 20m

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

$167 - $195

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Bus  •  6h 44m

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

$18 - $50

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Drive  •  4h 22m

  1. Drive from Auckland to Waiouru 240.5 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Wanganui, drive  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wanganui (WAG) AKL - WAG
  2. Drive from Wanganui to Waiouru

$279 - $588

Fly to Taupo, bus  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Taupo (TUO) AKL - TUO
  2. Take the bus from Waitahanui to Waiouru

$102 - $296

Fly to Palmerston, night bus  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Palmerston (PMR) AKL - PMR
  2. Take the night bus from Palmerston North to Waiouru

$64 - $173

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Waiouru is to bus which costs $27 - $70 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Waiouru is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 4h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Auckland - Central and arriving at Waiouru. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 44m.

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The distance between Auckland and Waiouru is 303 km. The road distance is 384.9 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Waiouru without a car is to train which takes 6h 20m and costs $250 - $300.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m to get from Auckland to Waiouru, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Auckland to Waiouru is to train which takes 6h 20m and costs $250 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $70 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Wanganui Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Waiouru.
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  • Distance: 189.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 20m

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

KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Auckland to Waiouru 3 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $110 and the journey takes 5h 59m. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Auckland to Waiouru twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $50 and the journey takes 6h 44m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Taupo
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Auckland to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Auckland to Palmerston via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Air Chathams
Website
airchathams.co.nz
Flights from Auckland to Wanganui
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Waiouru
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $50
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Waitahanui to Waiouru
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Night bus from Palmerston North to Waiouru
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Website
InterCity Coachlines

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Waiouru is 385 km. It takes approximately 4h 22m to drive from Auckland to Waiouru.

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Air Chathams offers flights from Auckland Airport to Wanganui Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Waiouru. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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

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