There are 6 ways to get from Rotorua to Wellington by plane, bus 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

Fly from Rotorua  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Rotorua (ROT) to Wellington (WLG) ROT - WLG

$59 - $464

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotorua to Wellington City N1 / ...

$17 - $55

4 alternative options

Bus to Hamilton, fly  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotorua to St Peters School
  2. Fly from Hamilton (HLZ) to Wellington (WLG) HLZ - WLG

$102 - $326

Bus to Tauranga, fly  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotorua to Bayfair
  2. Fly from Tauranga (TRG) to Wellington (WLG) TRG - WLG

$108 - $348

Bus to Taupo, fly  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotorua to Waitahanui
  2. Fly from Taupo (TUO) to Wellington (WLG) TUO - WLG

$122 - $366

Drive  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Rotorua to Wellington 284.2 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotorua to Wellington is to bus which costs $25 - $80 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotorua to Wellington is to fly which costs $85 - $700 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Rotorua and Wellington is 372 km. The road distance is 454.7 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Rotorua to Wellington, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotorua and arriving at Wellington City. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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

Air New Zealand flies from Rotorua to Wellington every 4 hours. Alternatively, ManaBus.com operates a bus from Rotorua to Wellington 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min. InterCity Coachlines also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Rotorua to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Rotorua to Wellington via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Hamilton to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Tauranga to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Tauranga to Wellington via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Taupo to Wellington via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Taupo to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to St Peters School
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Bayfair
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Waitahanui
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Rotorua to Wellington City
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
manabus.com

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