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Bus  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Taumarunui to Whangaehu Auckland - Central - Palmerston North
  2. Take the bus from Whangaehu to Hawera Palmerston North - New Plymouth

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Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Taumarunui to Hāwera 180.6 km

Taumarunui to Hāwera by bus

The bus journey time between Taumarunui and Hāwera is around 5h 38m and covers a distance of around 297 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by InterCity, the Taumarunui to Hāwera bus service departs from Taumarunui and arrives in Hawera. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

4 Weekly Buses
5h 38m Average Duration
$53 Cheapest Price
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Taumarunui → Hāwera
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hāwera is 0800 358 5453.

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The most affordable way to get from Taumarunui to Hāwera is to drive, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Taumarunui to Hāwera is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Taumarunui to Hāwera. However, there are services departing from Taumarunui and arriving at Hawera via Whangaehu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 38m.

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The distance between Taumarunui and Hāwera is 116 km. The road distance is 180.6 km.

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The best way to get from Taumarunui to Hāwera without a car is to bus which takes 5h 38m and costs $50 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from Taumarunui to Hāwera, including transfers.

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Taumarunui to Hāwera bus services, operated by InterCity, depart from Taumarunui station.

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Taumarunui to Hāwera bus services, operated by InterCity, arrive at Hawera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Taumarunui to Hāwera is 181 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Taumarunui to Hāwera.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Hāwera. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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  • Distance: 115.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 38m

What companies run services between Taumarunui, New Zealand and Hāwera, Taranaki, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Taumarunui to Hāwera via Whangaehu in around 5h 38m.

Bus operators
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Taumarunui to Whangaehu
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
InterCity
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Bus from Whangaehu to Hawera
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
InterCity
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