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Te Huia train

Connecting the Waikato and Auckland, Te Huia is capable of carrying over 500 passengers per day, transforming the journey of those travelling between Hamilton, Huntly and Auckland.

It’s just as much about the journey as the destination - make the most of your travel time by catching up on news online, getting stuck into a book, chatting with your travel companions or stretching your legs.

Te Huia connects the Waikato to Auckland, offering comfy seats, light and airy carriages, free Wi-Fi, an onboard café, tables, power and USB ports at every
seat, toilets, as well as bike/luggage/pram storage. The cheapest way to travel is with a Bee Card – the ticketing system used by
most New Zealand regions. Pick up a Bee Card onboard or from the Hamilton Transport Centre seven days a week. Family passes are available with a BeeCard, and cash/EFTPOS fares are also available on the train.

The Te Huia service has three Waikato stops (Frankton, Rotokauri and Raahui Pookeka | Huntly) and three Auckland stops (Papakura, Puhinui and the Strand).

Te Huia runs return services from Frankton (Hamilton) to the Strand (Auckland) twice a day during the week, and once on Saturdays.

The service has an estimated running time of:

2 hours, 25 minutes from Frankton to the Strand (98 minutes to Papakura)
2 hours, 17 minutes from Rotokauri to the Strand (90 minutes to Papakura)
1 hour, 56 minutes from Raahui Pookeka | Huntly to the Strand (68 minutes to Papakura)

Find timetable here

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