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There are 2 ways to get from Rotorua to Wairoa by bus or car

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Bus  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Rotorua to Gisborne Auckland - Central - Gisborne
  2. Take the bus from Gisborne to Wairoa Napier - Gisborne

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Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Rotorua to Wairoa 307.3 km
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Wairoa is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Wairoa is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Wairoa is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Rotorua to Wairoa is to bus which costs $60 - $95 and takes 7h 19m.

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The fastest way to get from Rotorua to Wairoa is to drive which takes 3h 28m and costs $90 - $140.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotorua to Wairoa. However, there are services departing from Rotorua and arriving at Wairoa via Gisborne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 19m.

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The distance between Rotorua and Wairoa is 143 km. The road distance is 307.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rotorua to Wairoa without a car is to bus which takes 7h 19m and costs $60 - $95.

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It takes approximately 7h 19m to get from Rotorua to Wairoa, including transfers.

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Rotorua to Wairoa bus services, operated by InterCity, depart from Rotorua station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotorua to Wairoa is 307 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Rotorua to Wairoa.

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There are two+ hotels available in Wairoa. Prices start at $175 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rotorua to Wairoa.
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  • Distance: 143.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 19m

What companies run services between Rotorua, New Zealand and Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Rotorua to Wairoa via Gisborne in around 7h 19m.

Bus operators
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Gisborne
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Gisborne to Wairoa
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity

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