There are 9 ways to get from Queenstown to Tongariro National Park by plane, car, train, bus, ferry or car ferry

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 to New Plymouth, drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Queenstown (ZQN) to New Plymouth (NPL) ZQN - NPL
  2. Drive from New Plymouth to Tongariro National Park

$119 - $344

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Fly to Palmerston, train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Queenstown (ZQN) to Palmerston (PMR) ZQN - PMR
  2. Take the train from Palmerston North to Ohakune

$279 - $517

Fly to Wellington, train  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Queenstown (ZQN) to Wellington (WLG) ZQN - WLG
  2. Take the train from Wellington to Ohakune

$285 - $607

Fly to Taupo  •  9 h

  1. Fly from Queenstown (ZQN) to Taupo (TUO) ZQN - TUO

$131 - $387

Fly to Auckland, train  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Queenstown (ZQN) to Auckland (AKL) ZQN - AKL
  2. Take the train from Papakura to National Park

$198 - $453

Bus, ferry, train  •  27 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Lake Esplanade YHA to Christchurch
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Picton
  3. Take the ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
  4. Take the train from Wellington to Ohakune

$271 - $397

Bus, ferry  •  28 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Lake Esplanade YHA to Christchurch
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Picton
  3. Take the ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
  4. Take the bus from Wellington City to Turangi N1

$121 - $240

Bus, car ferry, train  •  31 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Glentanner Park
  2. Take the bus from Glentanner Park to Christchurch
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Picton
  4. Take the car ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
  5. Take the train from Wellington to Ohakune

$281 - $426

Drive, ferry  •  18 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Queenstown to Picton
  2. Take the ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
  3. Drive from Wellington - Central to Tongariro National Park

$200 - $298

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Queenstown to Tongariro National Park is to bus and ferry which costs $170 - $360 and takes 28 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Queenstown to Tongariro National Park is to fly and drive which costs $170 - $550 and takes 7 h 41 min.

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The distance between Queenstown and Tongariro National Park is 859 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Queenstown to Tongariro National Park, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Queenstown, New Zealand and Tongariro National Park, New Zealand?

Air New Zealand, Sounds Air and Jetstar fly from Queenstown to Tongariro National Park every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Queenstown to New Plymouth via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Queenstown to New Plymouth via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Queenstown to New Plymouth via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Queenstown to New Plymouth via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Queenstown to Palmerston via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Queenstown to Palmerston via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Queenstown to Palmerston via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Queenstown to Palmerston via Wellington, Hamilton
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Queenstown to Palmerston via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Queenstown to Palmerston via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Queenstown to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Queenstown to Wellington via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Queenstown to Taupo via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Queenstown to Taupo via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Queenstown to Taupo via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Queenstown to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Queenstown to Auckland via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Queenstown to Auckland via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Queenstown to New Plymouth via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Queenstown to Palmerston via Auckland
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Queenstown to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Queenstown to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Queenstown to Taupo via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Palmerston North to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Wellington to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Papakura to National Park
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Lake Esplanade YHA to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Picton
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Turangi
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Glentanner Park
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Glentanner Park to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Wellington City to Turangi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
manabus.com
Ferry operators
Interislander
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$37
Saver Change
$44
Easy Change
$51

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