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

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

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Bus InterCity Coachlines  •  5 h 35 min

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

$26 - $55

7 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Wellington to Ohakune Northern Explorer

$200 - $241

Bus ManaBus.com  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Wellington City to Turangi N1 / ...

$47 - $83

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Wellington to Tongariro National Park 211 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to New Plymouth, drive  •  5 h 35 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 25 min

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

$251 - $554

Fly to Taupo, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Taupo (TUO) WLG - TUO
  2. Take the bus from Turangi to Whakapapa

$150 - $401

Fly to Hamilton, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Hamilton (HLZ) WLG - HLZ
  2. Take the train from Hamilton to National Park

$204 - $434

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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 drive which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $65 - $100.

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

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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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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 $15 - $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 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
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
Flights from Wellington to Taupo via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Wellington to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Wellington to Hamilton via Palmerston
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
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 - $110
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Palmerston North to Ohakune
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Hamilton to National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Waiouru
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Turangi
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Wellington City to Turangi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
manabus.com
Bus from Turangi to Whakapapa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
manabus.com

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