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There are 4 ways to get from Putaruru to Rotorua by bus, night bus, taxi or car

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Bus, night bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Rangatira Dr to Tokoroa T13
  2. Take the night bus from Tirau to Rotorua Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central

$21 - $46

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Bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Rangatira Dr to Tokoroa T13
  2. Take the bus from Tirau to Rotorua Auckland - Central - Rotorua

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Putaruru to Rotorua 42.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Putaruru to Rotorua 42.4 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Putaruru to Rotorua is to drive which costs $13 - $21 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Putaruru to Rotorua is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Putaruru to Rotorua. However, there are services departing from Rangatira Dr and arriving at Rotorua via Tokoroa and Tirau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Putaruru and Rotorua is 49 km. The road distance is 67.8 km.

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The best way to get from Putaruru to Rotorua without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 4 h 13 min and costs $30 - $75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Putaruru to Rotorua, including transfers.

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Putaruru to Rotorua bus services, operated by Busit, depart from Rangatira Dr station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Putaruru to Rotorua is 68 km. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Putaruru to Rotorua.

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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 Putaruru to Rotorua.
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  • Distance: 30.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

You can take a bus from Putaruru to Rotorua via Tokoroa and Tirau in around 4 h 19 min.

Bus operators
Busit
Phone
+64 800 205 305
Email
busit@waikatoregion.govt.nz
Website
busit.co.nz
Bus from Rangatira Dr to Tokoroa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
busit.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Tirau to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Other operators
Taxi from Putaruru to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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