There are 3 ways to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Waitomo Township to National Park Auckland - Central - Palmerston North

$52 - $83

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Otorohanga to National Park Northern Explorer

$127 - $163

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park 104.6 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Tongariro National Park is 118 km. The road distance is 167.3 km.

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The best way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 55 min and costs $75 - $130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park is to bus which takes 2 h 55 min and costs $75 - $130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $250 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park is 167 km. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Tongariro National Park. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park.
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  • Distance: 73.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

What companies run services between Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand and Tongariro National Park, New Zealand?

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $28 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min.

Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Otorohanga to National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines

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