There are 3 ways to get from Tongariro National Park to New Plymouth by 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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Bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Ohakune to Whanganui / Wanganui Auckland - Central - Palmerston North
  2. Take the bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to New Plymouth Boys High STUDENTS ONLY Wellington - Central - New Plymouth

$127 - $178

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from National Park to Otorohanga Northern Explorer
  2. Take the bus from Otorohanga to New Plymouth Boys High STUDENTS ONLY Auckland - Central - New Plymouth

$111 - $157

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Tongariro National Park to New Plymouth 179.8 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The distance between Tongariro National Park and New Plymouth is 131 km. The road distance is 287.7 km.

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The best way to get from Tongariro National Park to New Plymouth without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Tongariro National Park to New Plymouth, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tongariro National Park to New Plymouth is 288 km. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from Tongariro National Park to New Plymouth.

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There are 123+ hotels available in New Plymouth. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tongariro National Park to New Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 81.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

What companies run services between Tongariro National Park, New Zealand and New Plymouth, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Tongariro National Park to New Plymouth via Ohakune and Whanganui / Wanganui in around 5 h 46 min.

Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from National Park to Otorohanga
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Ohakune to Whanganui / Wanganui
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to New Plymouth Boys High STUDENTS ONLY
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Otorohanga to New Plymouth Boys High STUDENTS ONLY
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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