There are 3 ways to get from Hamilton to Tongariro National Park by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Hamilton to National Park Northern Explorer

$113 - $132

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to National Park Auckland - Central - Palmerston North

$59 - $89

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Hamilton to Tongariro National Park 141.5 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Hamilton to Tongariro National Park is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamilton to Tongariro National Park is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Hamilton and Tongariro National Park is 165 km. The road distance is 226.4 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Hamilton to Tongariro National Park, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Hamilton, New Zealand and Tongariro National Park, New Zealand?

KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Hamilton to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Hamilton to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 39 min.

Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Hamilton to National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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