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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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

$89 - $301

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 46 min

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

$29 - $72

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Bus to Rotorua, fly  •  5 h 27 min

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

$71 - $497

Bus to Auckland, fly  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Auckland - Central
  2. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wellington (WLG) AKL - WLG

$57 - $168

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

$97 - $335

Train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Otorohanga to Wellington Northern Explorer

$143 - $199

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 - $139

Bus via Whanganui / Wanganui  •  9 h 45 min

  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 / ...

$30 - $74

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington 287.8 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington is to bus which costs $40 - $110 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington is to bus and fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs $120 - $440.

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The distance between Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Wellington is 338 km. The road distance is 460 km.

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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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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 Bulls. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 46 min.

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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 - $160 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Wellington via Waitomo Township and Bulls in around 8 h 46 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
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Auckland to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
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 - $160
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Auckland - Central
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Kuiti Tiffany's Tearooms to Waitara
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to Bulls
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Bulls to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitomo Township to Whanganui / Wanganui
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Bulls to Wellington City
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
manabus.com

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