There are 6 ways to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 46 min

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

$25 - $56

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Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Ohakune to Wellington Northern Explorer

$196 - $231

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Tongariro National Park to Wellington 210.7 miles

$45 - $70

Drive to Taupo, fly  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Tongariro National Park to Taupo
  2. Fly from Taupo (TUO) to Wellington (WLG) TUO - WLG

$125 - $361

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

$253 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington is to bus which costs $35 - $85 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington is to drive and fly which costs $180 - $550 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Tongariro National Park and Wellington is 237 km. The road distance is 337.1 km.

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The best way to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington without a car is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $290 - $350.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington is to bus which takes 4 h 46 min and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $290 - $350 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Taupo Airport to Wellington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tongariro National Park to Wellington is 337 km. It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to drive from Tongariro National Park to Wellington.

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Sounds Air and Air New Zealand offer flights from Taupo Airport to Wellington Airport.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Wellington. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tongariro National Park to Wellington.
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  • Distance: 147.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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 twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Tongariro National Park to Wellington once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Taupo to Wellington via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 47 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
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
$85 - $100
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Ohakune to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines

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