There are 7 ways to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Hamilton, fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Waitomo Township to Ohaupo
  2. Fly from Hamilton (HLZ) to Wellington (WLG) HLZ - WLG

$88 - $300

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Bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Waitomo Township to Palmerston North Auckland - Central - Palmerston North
  2. Take the bus from Palmerston North to Wellington - Central Whanganui / Wanganui - Wellington Airport / ...

$29 - $73

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Bus to Rotorua, fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Rotorua
  2. Fly from Rotorua (ROT) to Wellington (WLG) ROT - WLG

$70 - $493

Bus to New Plymouth, fly  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Te Kuiti Tiffany's Tearooms to Waitara
  2. Fly from New Plymouth (NPL) to Wellington (WLG) NPL - WLG

$95 - $332

Train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Otorohanga to Wellington Northern Explorer

$142 - $188

Bus, train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Waitomo Township to National Park Auckland - Central - Palmerston North
  2. Take the train from National Park to Wellington Northern Explorer

$102 - $138

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington 287.8 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington is to bus which costs $40 - $110 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $450 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington. However, there are services departing from Waitomo Township and arriving at Wellington - Central via Palmerston North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 40 min.

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The distance between Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Wellington is 338 km. The road distance is 460.5 km.

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The best way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington without a car is to train which takes 7 h 58 min and costs $210 - $290.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington, including transfers.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Waitomo Township station.

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The best way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington is to train which takes 7 h 58 min and costs $210 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Hamilton Airport to Wellington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Wellington - Central station.

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Map of how to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington.
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  • Distance: 211 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

What companies run services between Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand and Wellington, New Zealand?

KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington once daily. Tickets cost $110 - $150 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington via Waitomo Township and Palmerston North in around 9 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
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
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
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
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Otorohanga to Wellington
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from National Park to Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to Ohaupo
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Kuiti Tiffany's Tearooms to Waitara
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Palmerston North to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Yes, the driving distance between Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington is 460 km. It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to drive from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Hamilton Airport to Wellington Airport.

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