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There are 3 ways to get from Palmerston North to Waitara by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Palmerston North to New Plymouth Palmerston North - New Plymouth

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Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Palmerston North to Waitara 234.1 km

Bus, fly  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Palmerston North to Wellington Airport
  2. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to New Plymouth (NPL) WLG - NPL
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The cheapest way to get from Palmerston North to Waitara is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 2h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Palmerston North to Waitara is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palmerston North to Waitara. However, there are services departing from Palmerston North and arriving at Waitara via New Plymouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 14m.

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It is 191 km from Palmerston North to Waitara. It is approximately 234.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Palmerston North to Waitara without a car is to bus which takes 5h 14m and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Palmerston North to Waitara, including transfers.

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Palmerston North to Waitara bus services, operated by InterCity, depart from Palmerston North station.

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The quickest flight from Wellington Airport to New Plymouth Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Palmerston North to Waitara bus services, operated by InterCity, arrive at New Plymouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palmerston North to Waitara is 234 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Palmerston North to Waitara.

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  • Distance: 191 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Palmerston North, New Zealand and Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand?

InterCity operates a bus from Palmerston North to New Plymouth once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Bus operators
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Palmerston North to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
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Bus from Palmerston North to Wellington Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
InterCity
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Air New Zealand offers flights from Wellington Airport to New Plymouth Airport.

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