Auckland to Hamilton

Auckland to Hamilton

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Auckland to Hamilton Schedule

Auckland to Hamilton Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
New Zealand Rail Standard 07:45 - 10:14NZD 103.46
InterCity Group Standard Double Decker 08:30 - 10:55NZD 49.12
InterCity Group Standard 13:00 - 15:15NZD 49.12
InterCity Group Standard 17:45 - 19:40NZD 34.49

Transportation from Auckland to Hamilton

Facts about the transport from Auckland to Hamilton

Cheapest Transport$21
Fastest Transport1h 40m
Earliest Departure7:45 AM
Latest Departure5:45 PM
Departures per day5
Distance84 kilometers
Transport CompaniesInterCity Group, New Zealand Rail

How to get from Auckland to Hamilton

When you want to get from Auckland to Hamilton, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 51.25. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 20.44.

How far is Auckland from Hamilton?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Auckland to Hamilton. Your trip will be a total of 53 miles (84 km). The flying distance is 53 miles (84 km).

How long does it take to get from Auckland to Hamilton?

The travel time from Auckland to Hamilton can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 3 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Auckland to Hamilton?

The cost of the trip from Auckland to Hamilton varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is InterCity Group: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 20.44 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as USD 51.25.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Auckland to Hamilton:

  • Bus tickets - USD 20.49 to USD 41.59;
  • Train tickets - USD 51.53 to USD 51.53;
  • Plane tickets - USD 175.69 to USD 486.71;

How many trips per day are there between Auckland and Hamilton?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 08:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 17:45. There are 4 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Auckland to Hamilton. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 175.69.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Auckland to Hamilton

Air New Zealand


Taking a bus from Auckland to Hamilton is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks..

The most popular transport from Auckland to Hamilton

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Auckland to Hamilton? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.