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From Auckland Central to Waikato by bus

Auckland Central
Waitomo Township, Waikato
3h 30m
Auckland Central
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waikato
2h 40m
Auckland Central
Otorohanga, Waikato
Auckland Central
Otorohanga, Waikato
3h 25m
Auckland Central
Otorohanga, Waikato

Auckland to Otorohanga Schedule

Auckland to Otorohanga Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
New Zealand Rail First Class Seat 07:45 – 10:54NZD 79.01
InterCity Group Express 07:30 – 11:00NZD 124.37
InterCity Group Standard 08:45 – 12:10NZD 56.44
InterCity Group Standard 14:00 – 17:00NZD 50.18

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How to get from Auckland to Otorohanga

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

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

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

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about NZD 135.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as NZD 15.69.

How far is Auckland from Otorohanga?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Auckland to Otorohanga. Your trip will be a total of 113 miles (181 km). The flying distance is 98 miles (157 km).

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

The travel time from Auckland to Otorohanga can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 4 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Auckland to Otorohanga 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 NZD 15.69 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as NZD 135.00.

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

  • Bus tickets - NZD 16.00 to NZD 124.00;
  • Train tickets - NZD 79.00 to NZD 79.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from NZD 65.00 to NZD 135.00.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:30. There are 75 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 2 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Auckland to Waikato any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Auckland to Waikato 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.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Auckland to Waikato. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as NZD 65.00.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


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 Otorohanga

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Auckland to Otorohanga? 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.