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There are 9 ways to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Hamilton, fly  •  3h 48m

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

$88 - $299

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Bus via Whanganui / Wanganui  •  9h 45m

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

$28 - $72

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Bus to Rotorua, fly  •  5h 27m

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

$59 - $479

Bus to Auckland, fly  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Waitomo Township to Manukau City
  2. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wellington (WLG) AKL - WLG

$54 - $163

Bus to New Plymouth, fly  •  5h 39m

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

$104 - $343

Train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Otorohanga to Wellington Northern Explorer

$153 - $201

Bus, train  •  8h 45m

  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

$101 - $137

Bus  •  9h 31m

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

$29 - $71

Drive  •  5h 34m

  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 9h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $460 and takes 3h 48m.

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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 9h 31m.

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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 7h 43m and costs $230 - $310.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m 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 7h 43m and costs $230 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 9h 31m.

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

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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: 3h 48m

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 3 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $150 and the journey takes 7h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington via Waitomo Township and Palmerston North in around 9h 31m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Hamilton to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Rotorua to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Rotorua to Wellington via Auckland
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Auckland to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from New Plymouth to Wellington
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Otorohanga to Wellington
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Train from National Park to Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to Ohaupo
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $21
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to Manukau City
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Kuiti Tiffany's Tearooms to Waitara
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to National Park
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Palmerston North to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to Whanganui / Wanganui
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
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 5h 34m 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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