There are 4 ways to get from Paihia to Rotorua by plane, taxi, bus or car

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Fly Kerikeri to Rotorua  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Kerikeri (KKE) to Rotorua (ROT) KKE - ROT

$166 - $618

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Bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Paihia to Auckland - Central Auckland - Central - Paihia / ...
  2. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua Auckland - Central - Rotorua / ...

$28 - $73

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Taxi to Whangarei Airport, fly to Rotorua Airport  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Paihia to Whangarei Airport
  2. Take the plane from Whangarei Airport to Rotorua Airport

$367 - $399

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Paihia to Rotorua 284.9 miles

$60 - $90

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No, there is no direct bus from Paihia to Rotorua. However, there are services departing from Paihia and arriving at Rotorua via Auckland - Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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The distance between Paihia and Rotorua is 371 km. The road distance is 455.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paihia to Rotorua without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Paihia to Rotorua, including transfers.

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Paihia to Rotorua bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Paihia station.

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The best way to get from Paihia to Rotorua is to fly which takes 3 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kerikeri Airport to Rotorua Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Paihia to Rotorua bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Rotorua station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paihia to Rotorua is 456 km. It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to drive from Paihia to Rotorua.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Kerikeri Airport to Rotorua Airport.

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Map of how to get from Paihia to Rotorua.
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  • Distance: 232 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Paihia, New Zealand and Rotorua, New Zealand?

Air New Zealand flies from Paihia to Rotorua 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paihia to Rotorua via Auckland - Central in around 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Kerikeri to Rotorua via Auckland
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Kerikeri to Rotorua via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Paihia to Auckland - Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Other operators
Sunair
Phone
0800 786 247
Email
info@sunair.co.nz
Plane from Whangarei Airport to Rotorua Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$191
Schedules at
sunair.co.nz
Taxi from Paihia to Whangarei Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210

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There are 223+ hotels available in Rotorua. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paihia to Kerikeri Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs .

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