There are 4 ways to get from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park by bus, taxi, night bus, shuttle 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

Bus, taxi  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotorua to Turangi Tauranga - Wellington Airport
  2. Take a taxi from Turangi to Tongariro National Park

$111 - $147

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotorua to Waiouru Tauranga - Wellington Airport

$24 - $49

2 alternative options

Night bus, shuttle  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rotorua to Turangi Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Turangi to Whakapapa

$62 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park 115 miles

$24 - $40

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The distance between Rotorua and Tongariro National Park is 136 km. The road distance is 184 km.

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The best way to get from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 2 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotorua to Tongariro National Park is 184 km. It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to drive from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park.

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There are 60+ hotels available in Tongariro National Park. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park.
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  • Distance: 85.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Turangi
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Waiouru
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Turangi Alpine Shuttles
Phone
+64 0508 427 677
Website
alpineshuttles.co.nz
Shuttle from Turangi to Whakapapa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
alpineshuttles.co.nz
Book at
alpineshuttles.co.nz
Other operators
Taxi from Turangi to Tongariro National Park
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120

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