There are 6 ways to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Wellington - Central to Waiouru Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central / ...

$26 - $53

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Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Wellington to Ohakune Northern Explorer

$196 - $238

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Wellington to Tongariro National Park 211 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Taupo, drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Taupo (TUO) WLG - TUO
  2. Drive from Taupo to Tongariro National Park

$124 - $361

Fly to New Plymouth, drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to New Plymouth (NPL) WLG - NPL
  2. Drive from New Plymouth to Tongariro National Park

$111 - $416

Fly to Palmerston, train  •  6 h 19 min

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

$246 - $549

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The cheapest way to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park is to bus which costs $35 - $80 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park is to fly and drive which costs $180 - $550 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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The distance between Wellington and Tongariro National Park is 237 km. The road distance is 337.6 km.

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The best way to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park without a car is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $290 - $360.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park is to bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $35 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $290 - $360 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Wellington Airport to Taupo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wellington to Tongariro National Park is 338 km. It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to drive from Wellington to Tongariro National Park.

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Air New Zealand and Sounds Air offer flights from Wellington Airport to Taupo Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Tongariro National Park. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park.
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  • Distance: 147.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Wellington, New Zealand and Tongariro National Park, New Zealand?

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Wellington to Tongariro National Park twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 34 min. Alternatively, KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Wellington to Tongariro National Park once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Taupo via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Wellington to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Wellington to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Wellington to Taupo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
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

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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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