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From Taupo to Wellington by bus

Taupo, Tauranga
Wellington Central
5h 5m
Taupo, Tauranga
Wellington Central
6h 20m
Taupo, Tauranga
Wellington Central
6h 20m

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How to get from Taupo to Wellington Central

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

  • 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 NZD 113,152.79. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as NZD 39.14.

How far is Taupo from Wellington Central?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Taupo to Wellington Central. Your trip will be a total of 198 miles (317 km). The flying distance is 201 miles (322 km).

How long does it take to get from Taupo to Wellington Central?

The travel time from Taupo to Wellington Central can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 7 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Taupo to Wellington Central?

The cost of the trip from Taupo to Wellington Central 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 39.14 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 NZD 113,152.79.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Taupo to Wellington Central:

  • Bus tickets - NZD 39.00 to NZD 113,153.00;

How many trips per day are there between Taupo and Wellington Central?

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 01:20 - you can also take a bus as late as 01:25. There are 3 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Tauranga to Wellington 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 Taupo to Wellington Central

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Taupo to Wellington Central? 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:

  • 1000 decided to go for a bus.