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There are 7 ways to get from Rotorua to Westport by car, plane, taxi, shuttle, night bus, car ferry or bus

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Drive to Taupo, fly to Westport

  1. Drive from Rotorua to Taupo
  2. Fly from Taupo (TUO) to Westport (WSZ)

Cheapest option

Fly Rotorua to Westport

  1. Fly from Rotorua (ROT) to Westport (WSZ)

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Taxi to Tauranga, fly to Westport

  1. Take a taxi from Rotorua to Tauranga
  2. Fly from Tauranga (TRG) to Westport (WSZ)

Fly Rotorua to Christchurch, shuttle

  1. Fly from Rotorua (ROT) to Christchurch (CHC)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Christchurch International Airport to Westport

Drive to Hamilton, fly to Westport

  1. Drive from Rotorua to Hamilton
  2. Fly from Hamilton (HLZ) to Westport (WSZ)

Night bus, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Rotorua to Wellington - Central
  2. Take the car ferry from Wellington to Picton
  3. Take the bus from Picton to Nelson
  4. Take the bus from Nelson to Westport

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Rotorua to Wellington
  2. Take the car ferry from Wellington to Picton
  3. Drive from Picton to Westport
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Westport is 0800 358 5453.

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The social distance requirement in Westport is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Rotorua to Westport is to night bus and car ferry and bus which costs $160 - $250 and takes 19h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotorua to Westport is to drive and fly which costs $460 - $1,400 and takes 3h 50m.

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The distance between Rotorua and Westport is 564 km.

The best way to get from Rotorua to Westport without a car is to night bus and car ferry and bus which takes 19h 34m and costs $160 - $250.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Rotorua to Westport, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Taupo Airport to Westport Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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Sounds Air offers flights from Taupo Airport to Westport Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Westport. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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The best way to get from Rotorua to Rotorua Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 14 min and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Rotorua to Westport.
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  • Distance: 563.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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

Air New Zealand, Sounds Air and Jetstar fly from Rotorua to Westport 5 times a day.

Airlines
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Taupo to Westport via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Rotorua to Westport via Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Rotorua to Westport via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Rotorua to Westport via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Tauranga to Westport via Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Tauranga to Westport via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Tauranga to Westport via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Hamilton to Westport via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Hamilton to Westport via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Rotorua to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,100
Flights from Rotorua to Christchurch via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,100
Flights from Rotorua to Christchurch via Auckland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,100
Bus operators
East West Coaches
Phone
0800 142 622
Website
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Shuttle from Christchurch International Airport to Westport
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Night bus from Rotorua to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Picton to Nelson
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Nelson to Westport
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Ferry operators
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries
Phone
+64 800 844 844
Email
bookings@bluebridge.co.nz
Website
bluebridge.co.nz
Car ferry from Wellington to Picton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries
Saver Sail
$58 - $62
Super Sail
$62 - $66
Flexi Sail
$60 - $75
Other operators
Taxi from Rotorua to Tauranga
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Taxi Cabs Rotorua
Phone
+64 7 347 9797
Website
rotoruataxi.co.nz
Rotorua Taxis
Phone
+64 7 348 1111
Website
rotoruataxis.co.nz

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