From Auckland Strand to Otorohanga by Trains

Popular Routes in New Zealand

How to get from Auckland to Otorohanga

Travelling between Auckland and Otorohanga is possible by bus and train. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you NZD 109,631.70 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere NZD 78.75.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 4 hours to travel between Auckland and Otorohanga depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Auckland and Otorohanga. Bus will bring you to your destination in 30m. Train does a much slower job and take about 3h 9m to reach Otorohanga.

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

Travelling between Auckland and Otorohanga can be as cheap as NZD 78.75 if you opt for a New Zealand Rail (New Zealand Rail) train and as expensive as NZD 109,631.70 if you buy a InterCity Group Bus ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 23 from Auckland to Waikato starting from 07:30 Auckland Central until 20:45 Auckland Central
  • 2 from Auckland to Waikato starting from 07:45 Auckland Strand until 07:45 Auckland Strand

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Auckland to Otorohanga.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Travelling from Auckland to Waikato overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Auckland and Waikato

InterCity Group


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Auckland to Otorohanga?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 750 took a train
  • 250 opted for a bus