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There are 6 ways to get from Hamilton to Wairoa by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Rotorua
  2. Take the bus from Rotorua CBD - Arawa Street to Murupara 104
  3. Drive from Murupara to Wairoa

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Napier Auckland - Central - Hastings
  2. Take the bus from Napier to Wairoa Westshore

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Drive  •  4h 16m

  1. Drive from Hamilton to Wairoa 378.6 km

Bus, fly to Napier  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Auckland International Airport
  2. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Napier (NPE) AKL - NPE
  3. Take the bus from Westshore to Wairoa

Bus, fly to Gisborne  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Auckland International Airport
  2. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Gisborne (GIS) AKL - GIS
  3. Take the bus from Makaraka to Wairoa

Bus, fly to Taupo, drive  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Auckland International Airport
  2. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Taupo (TUO) AKL - TUO
  3. Drive from Taupo to Wairoa

Hamilton to Wairoa by bus

4 Weekly Buses
7h 55m Average Duration
$62 Cheapest Price
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Hamilton → Wairoa
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Wairoa is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Wairoa is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Wairoa is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Hamilton to Wairoa is to bus which costs $60 - $95 and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamilton to Wairoa is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 4h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamilton to Wairoa. However, there are services departing from Hamilton - Central and arriving at Wairoa via Napier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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The distance between Hamilton and Wairoa is 233 km. The road distance is 378.6 km.

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The best way to get from Hamilton to Wairoa without a car is to bus which takes 7h 55m and costs $60 - $95.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Hamilton to Wairoa, including transfers.

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Hamilton to Wairoa bus services, operated by InterCity, depart from Hamilton - Central station.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Napier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Hamilton to Wairoa bus services, operated by InterCity, arrive at Wairoa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamilton to Wairoa is 379 km. It takes approximately 4h 16m to drive from Hamilton to Wairoa.

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  • Distance: 233.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 14m

What companies run services between Hamilton, New Zealand and Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Hamilton to Wairoa via Napier in around 7h 55m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Napier
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Auckland to Napier via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Auckland to Gisborne
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Auckland to Taupo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Bus operators
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Napier
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Napier to Wairoa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Auckland International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Westshore to Wairoa
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Makaraka to Wairoa
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Baybus
Phone
0800 4 229 287
Email
support@baybus.zendesk.com
Website
baybus.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua CBD - Arawa Street to Murupara
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Baybus

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Auckland Airport to Napier Airport.

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