There are 4 ways to get from Auckland to Whakatāne by plane, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Whakatane (WHK) AKL - WHK

$266 - $531

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Whakatane Auckland - Central - Gisborne

$16 - $45

2 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central
  2. Take the bus from Rotorua to Whakatane Auckland - Central - Gisborne

$24 - $58

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Whakatāne 184.9 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Whakatāne is to bus which costs $25 - $65 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Whakatāne is to fly which costs $400 - $850 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Whakatāne is 232 km. The road distance is 295.8 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Auckland to Whakatāne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Auckland - Central and arriving at Whakatane. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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Auckland to Whakatāne bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from 134 Hobson St station.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Whakatāne.
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  • Distance: 144.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

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

Air Chathams flies from Auckland to Whakatāne 3 times a day. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Auckland to Whakatāne once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 9 min.

Airlines
Air Chathams
Website
airchathams.co.nz
Flights from Auckland to Whakatane
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Whakatane
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Night bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Whakatane
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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