There are 8 ways to get from Rotorua to Wellington by plane, bus, night bus, train 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.

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Fly from Rotorua  •  2 h 53 min

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

$59 - $464

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Bus  •  7 h 55 min

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

$21 - $55

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Bus to Taupo, fly  •  3 h 40 min

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

$139 - $385

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 - $320

Bus to Tauranga, fly  •  4 h 20 min

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

$107 - $346

Bus to Napier, fly  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotorua to Napier Airport
  2. Fly from Napier (NPE) to Wellington (WLG) NPE - WLG

$115 - $484

Night bus, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rotorua to Waikanae Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central
  2. Take the train from Waikanae Station to Wellington Station Kpl

$27 - $59

Drive  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Rotorua to Wellington 284.2 miles

$60 - $90

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotorua and arriving at Wellington - Central. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 55 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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The best way to get from Rotorua to Wellington without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 55 min and costs .

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotorua to Wellington is to fly which takes 2 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Rotorua Airport to Wellington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Rotorua to Wellington bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Wellington - Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotorua to Wellington is 455 km. It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to drive from Rotorua to Wellington.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Rotorua Airport to Wellington Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rotorua to Wellington.
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  • Distance: 232.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

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

Air New Zealand flies from Rotorua to Wellington every 4 hours. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Rotorua to Wellington once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 55 min.

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 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Taupo to Wellington via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Napier to Wellington
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Taupo to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Train operators
Metlink
Phone
0800 801 700
Email
info@gw.govt.nz
Website
metlink.org.nz
Train from Waikanae Station to Wellington Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metlink.org.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Taupo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to St Peters School
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Bayfair
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Napier Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
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
Night bus from Rotorua to Waikanae
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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There are 174+ hotels available in Wellington. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rotorua to Rotorua Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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