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Bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Auckland - Central - Palmerston North

$57 - $84

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Train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Northern Explorer

$138 - $169

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. 104.6 miles

$22 - $35

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 $12 - $29 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 $60 - $75 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
$60 - $75
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Tongariro National Park is 118 km. The road distance is 167 km.

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.

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

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