There are 3 ways to get from Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves by bus, night bus or car

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Bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Taupo to Rotorua Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rotorua to Waitomo Glowworm Caves Auckland - Central - Rotorua / ...

$35 - $66

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Night bus, bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the night bus from Taupo to Hamilton - Central Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Waitomo Township Auckland - Central - Palmerston North

$34 - $84

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves 151 km

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 2h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. However, there are services departing from Huka Falls and arriving at Waitomo Glowworm Caves via Taupo and Rotorua. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 10m.

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The distance between Huka Falls and Waitomo Glowworm Caves is 96 km. The road distance is 151 km.

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The best way to get from Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves without a car is to bus which takes 5h 10m and costs $35 - $70.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves, including transfers.

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Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Taupo station.

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Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves bus services, operated by GreatSights, arrive at Waitomo Glowworm Caves station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves is 151 km. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
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  • Distance: 96.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 10m

What companies run services between Huka Falls, New Zealand and Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Huka Falls to Waitomo Glowworm Caves via Taupo and Rotorua in around 5h 10m.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Taupo to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Night bus from Taupo to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Waitomo Township
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
InterCity Coachlines
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$18 - $27
Flexi
$45 - $65

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