There are 4 ways to get from Wellington to Ohakune by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Wellington to Ohakune Northern Explorer

$92 - $106

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Wellington - Central to Palmerston North New Plymouth - Wellington Airport / ...
  2. Take the bus from Palmerston North to Ohakune Auckland - Central - Palmerston North

$24 - $58

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Drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Wellington to Ohakune 180.1 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Palmerston (PMR) WLG - PMR
  2. Take the train from Palmerston North to Ohakune

$142 - $417

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The cheapest way to get from Wellington to Ohakune is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wellington to Ohakune is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wellington to Ohakune. However, there are services departing from Wellington - Central and arriving at Ohakune via Palmerston North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between Wellington and Ohakune is 215 km. The road distance is 288.1 km.

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The best way to get from Wellington to Ohakune without a car is to train which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $130 - $160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Wellington to Ohakune, including transfers.

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Wellington to Ohakune bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Wellington - Central station.

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The best way to get from Wellington to Ohakune is to train which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $130 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Wellington Airport to Palmerston Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Wellington to Ohakune bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Ohakune station.

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Map of how to get from Wellington to Ohakune.
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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Wellington, New Zealand and Ohakune, New Zealand?

KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Wellington to Ohakune once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Wellington to Ohakune via Palmerston North in around 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Wellington to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Palmerston North to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Palmerston North to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Yes, the driving distance between Wellington to Ohakune is 288 km. It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to drive from Wellington to Ohakune.

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

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There are 50+ hotels available in Ohakune. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Wellington to Wellington Airport is to line 91 bus which takes 19 min and costs $2.

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