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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Kerikeri to Rotorua  •  3 h 25 min

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

$172 - $624

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Paihia to Auckland - Central Auckland - Central - Paihia / ...
  2. Take the bus from Auckland to Rotorua N1 / ...

$29 - $76

2 alternative options

Bus to Whangarei Airport, fly to Rotorua Airport  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Paihia to Kamo
  2. Take the plane from Whangarei Airport to Rotorua Airport

$255 - $280

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Paihia to Rotorua 284.9 miles

$60 - $90

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

Air New Zealand flies from Paihia to Rotorua 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paihia to Rotorua via Auckland in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Kerikeri to Rotorua via Auckland
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Paihia to Kamo
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Paihia to Auckland - Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Paihia to Whangarei - Kamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
manabus.com
Bus from Paihia to Auckland
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
manabus.com
Bus from Auckland to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
manabus.com
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
$209
Schedules at
sunair.co.nz

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Paihia to Rotorua?

The distance between Paihia and Rotorua is 371 km. The road distance is 456 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Paihia to Rotorua?

The cheapest way to get from Paihia to Rotorua is to bus which costs $40 - $110 and takes 8 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Paihia to Rotorua?

The quickest way to get from Paihia to Rotorua is to fly which takes 3 h 25 min and costs $230 - $900.

Is there a direct bus between Paihia and Rotorua?

No, there is no direct bus from Paihia to Rotorua. However, there are services departing from Paihia and arriving at Rotorua via Auckland. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Paihia to Rotorua?

It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Paihia to Rotorua, including transfers.