Hamilton to Rotorua

Hamilton to Rotorua

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Hamilton to Rotorua Schedule

Hamilton to Rotorua Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Standard Double Decker 11:15 - 12:55NZD 44.89
InterCity Group Standard 15:30 - 17:15NZD 49.88
InterCity Group Standard 18:00 - 20:00NZD 59.85

Transportation from Hamilton to Rotorua

  • Buses
    $ 30.86
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable
  • Vans are not avaliable

Facts about the transport from Hamilton to Rotorua

Cheapest Transport$31
Fastest Transport1h 40m
Earliest Departure11:15 AM
Latest Departure3:30 PM
Departures per day2
Distance84 kilometers
Transport CompaniesInterCity Group

How to get from Hamilton to Rotorua

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

  • Flight
  • Bus

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 Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 31.41. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 30.79.

How far is Hamilton from Rotorua?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hamilton to Rotorua. 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 Hamilton to Rotorua?

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

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

The cost of the trip from Hamilton to Rotorua 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 30.79 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as USD 31.41.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 30.86 to USD 31.48;
  • Plane tickets - USD 403.71 to USD 564.21;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 11:15 - you can also take a bus as late as 15:30. There are 2 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Hamilton to Rotorua depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Hamilton to Rotorua. 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 403.71.

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 Hamilton to Rotorua

Air New Zealand


Taking a bus from Hamilton to Rotorua 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.

The most popular transport from Hamilton to Rotorua

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hamilton to Rotorua? 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.