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There are 6 ways to get from Pukekohe to Rotorua by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Papakura to Rotorua Auckland - Central - Gisborne / ...

$15 - $38

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Train, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Papakura to Hamilton Northern Explorer
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Rotorua Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central / ...

$63 - $90

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Pukekohe to Rotorua 118.7 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly to Rotorua  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Pukekohe Train Station to Papakura Train Station
  2. Take the train from Papakura Train Station to Puhinui Train Station
  3. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Rotorua (ROT) AKL - ROT

$71 - $245

Train, fly to Taupo, bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Pukekohe Train Station to Papakura Train Station
  2. Take the train from Papakura Train Station to Puhinui Train Station
  3. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Taupo (TUO) AKL - TUO
  4. Take the bus from Taupo to Rotorua

$110 - $315

Fly to Whakatane, bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Whakatane (WHK) AKL - WHK
  2. Take the bus from Whakatane to Rotorua

$277 - $553

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The cheapest way to get from Pukekohe to Rotorua is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pukekohe to Rotorua is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Pukekohe and Rotorua is 157 km. The road distance is 190 km.

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The best way to get from Pukekohe to Rotorua without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $23 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Pukekohe to Rotorua, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Rotorua Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pukekohe to Rotorua is 190 km. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Pukekohe to Rotorua.

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

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There are 234+ hotels available in Rotorua. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pukekohe to Rotorua.
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  • Distance: 98.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Pukekohe to Rotorua 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Auckland to Taupo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Air Chathams
Website
airchathams.co.nz
Flights from Auckland to Whakatane
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Papakura to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
AT Metro
Website
aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Train from Pukekohe Train Station to Papakura Train Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Train from Papakura Train Station to Puhinui Train Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Papakura to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Taupo to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Whakatane to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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