There are 9 ways to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus InterCity Coachlines  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Waiouru to Wellington - Central Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central / ...

$26 - $56

8 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Ohakune to Wellington Northern Explorer

$206 - $247

Bus ManaBus.com  •  6 h 18 min

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

$46 - $84

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Tongariro National Park to Wellington 210.7 miles

$45 - $70

Drive to New Plymouth, fly  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Tongariro National Park to New Plymouth
  2. Fly from New Plymouth (NPL) to Wellington (WLG) NPL - WLG

$95 - $317

Train to Palmerston, fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Ohakune to Palmerston North
  2. Fly from Palmerston (PMR) to Wellington (WLG) PMR - WLG

$263 - $562

Bus to Taupo, fly  •  5 h 19 min

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

$151 - $402

Train to Hamilton, fly  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from National Park to Hamilton
  2. Fly from Hamilton (HLZ) to Wellington (WLG) HLZ - WLG

$211 - $435

Bus to Rotorua, fly  •  6 h 47 min

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

$99 - $530

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

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Tongariro National Park to Wellington 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Tongariro National Park to Wellington once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from New Plymouth to Wellington
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from New Plymouth to Wellington via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Palmerston to Wellington
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
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 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
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Taupo to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Ohakune to Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Ohakune to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from National Park to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waiouru to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Turangi to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Turangi to Rotorua Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Turangi to Wellington City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
manabus.com
Bus from Whakapapa to Turangi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
manabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tongariro National Park and Wellington is 237 km. The road distance is 337 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington is to bus which costs $35 - $85 and takes 5 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington is to drive which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $65 - $95.

It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington, including transfers.