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

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Fly  •  2h 42m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to New Plymouth (NPL) AKL - NPL

$68 - $277

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Bus  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Waitara Auckland - Central - New Plymouth

$17 - $45

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to Otorohanga Northern Explorer
  2. Take the bus from Otorohanga to Waitara Auckland - Central - New Plymouth

$76 - $102

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Auckland to Waitara 218.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Waitara is to bus which costs $26 - $65 and takes 5h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Waitara is to fly which costs $100 - $430 and takes 2h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Auckland - Central and arriving at Waitara. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 44m.

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The distance between Auckland and Waitara is 244 km. The road distance is 350 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Waitara without a car is to bus which takes 5h 44m and costs $26 - $65.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Auckland to Waitara, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Auckland to Waitara is to fly which takes 2h 42m and costs $100 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $65 and takes 5h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to New Plymouth Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Waitara.
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  • Distance: 152.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand?

Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly from Auckland to Waitara every 3 hours. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Auckland to Waitara twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $45 and the journey takes 5h 44m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $250
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to Otorohanga
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Waitara
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Otorohanga to Waitara
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Website
InterCity Coachlines

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Waitara is 350 km. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Auckland to Waitara.

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

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There are 122+ hotels available in Waitara. Prices start at $77 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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