There are 8 ways to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park by bus, train, car or plane

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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 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $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 $95 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to New Plymouth
Avg. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Wellington to Palmerston
Avg. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Wellington to Taupo via Auckland
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Wellington to Hamilton
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Wellington to Taupo
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Wellington to Ohakune
Avg. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Palmerston North to Ohakune
Avg. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Hamilton to National Park
Avg. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Waiouru
Avg. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Turangi
Avg. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Wellington City to Turangi
Avg. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
manabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Wellington to Tongariro National Park?

The distance between Wellington and Tongariro National Park is 237 km. The road distance is 338 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park?

The cheapest way to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park is to bus which costs $75 and takes 5 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park?

The quickest way to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park is to drive which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $75.

How long does it take to get from Wellington to Tongariro National Park?

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