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There are 3 ways to get from Wellington to Ohakune by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Wellington to Ohakune Northern Explorer

$92 - $107

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Bus  •  6h 10m

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

$24 - $58

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Drive  •  3h 29m

  1. Drive from Wellington to Ohakune 180.1 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Wellington to Ohakune is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 3h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Wellington to Ohakune is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 3h 29m.

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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 Whanganui / Wanganui. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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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 4h 52m and costs $140 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m 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 4h 52m and costs $140 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 6h 10m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Wellington to Ohakune.
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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 52m

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

KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Wellington to Ohakune 3 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 4h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Wellington to Ohakune via Whanganui / Wanganui in around 6h 10m.

Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Wellington to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Whanganui / Wanganui
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Whanganui / Wanganui to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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There are 50+ hotels available in Ohakune. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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