Travel from Wellington to Waitomo-Glowworm-Caves

Bus or train from Wellington to Waitomo Glowworm Caves?

ManaBus.com operates a bus from Wellington to Waitomo Glowworm Caves 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. 2 other operators also service this route. Alternatively, KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Wellington to Waitomo Glowworm Caves once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $160 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. InterCity Coachlines also services this route once daily.

How to get from Wellington to Waitomo Glowworm Caves

From Wellington City bus to Bulls, bus to Waitomo Township, then walk to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 8 h 46 min $88. From Wellington train to Otorohanga, bus to Waitomo Township, then walk to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 9 h 6 min $244. From Wellington - Central bus to Whanganui / Wanganui, bus to Waitomo Township, then walk to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 9 h 21 min $105. From Wellington drive to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 5 h 33 min $104. From Manners Street at Cuba Street line 91 bus to Wellington airport, fly to Hamilton airport, taxi to Ohaupo, bus to Waitomo Township, then walk to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 4 h 42 min $209. From Manners Street at Cuba Street line 91 bus to Wellington airport, fly to Rotorua airport, line 10 bus to Rotorua, then bus to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 6 h 48 min $197. From Manners Street at Cuba Street line 91 bus to Wellington airport, fly to New Plymouth airport, taxi to Waitara, bus to Eight Mile Junction, bus to Waitomo Township, then walk to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 6 h 43 min $378. From Manners Street at Cuba Street line 91 bus to Wellington airport, fly to Auckland airport, bus to Hamilton - Central, bus to Waitomo Township, then walk to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 7 h 36 min $140. From Manners Street at Cuba Street line 91 bus to Wellington airport, fly to Tauranga airport, line 1 bus to Greerton, bus to Hamilton - Central, bus to Waitomo Township, then walk to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 8 h 3 min $267.
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    Wellington to Waitomo Glowworm Caves:

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      1 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $31 - $77
      • Duration: 8 h 46 min
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      2 Train
      • One-Way approx: USD $133 - $179
      • Duration: 9 h 6 min
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      3 Bus via Whanganui / Wanganui
      • One-Way approx: USD $31 - $82
      • Duration: 9 h 21 min
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      4 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $60 - $90
      • Duration: 5 h 33 min
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      5 Fly to Hamilton, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $89 - $303
      • Duration: 4 h 42 min
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      6 Fly to Rotorua, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $70 - $494
      • Duration: 6 h 48 min
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      7 Fly to New Plymouth, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $118 - $438
      • Duration: 6 h 43 min
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      8 Fly to Auckland, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $50 - $174
      • Duration: 7 h 36 min
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      9 Fly to Tauranga, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $119 - $376
      • Duration: 8 h 3 min
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        • Duration: 8 h 3 min
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