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

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Train  •  2h 44m

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

$138 - $176

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 55m

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

$30 - $50

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park 100.3 miles

$21 - $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 1h 54m.

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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 1h 54m.

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The distance between Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Tongariro National Park is 111 km. The road distance is 160.5 km.

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The best way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park without a car is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs $210 - $270.

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It takes approximately 2h 44m 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 train which takes 2h 44m and costs $210 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $80 and takes 3h 55m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park is 161 km. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Tongariro National Park. Prices start at $19 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: 69.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 44m

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

KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park 3 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 2h 19m. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $28 and the journey takes 2h 29m.

Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Otorohanga to National Park
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines

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