Tongariro Alpine Crossing Transport & Lake Taupo Shuttle Service

Tongariro Alpine Hot Bus is the leading Tongariro Alpine Crossing transport operator from Taupo and Turangi and Rotorua.  Locally owned and operated, Alpine Hot Bus runs daily return shuttles from Taupo to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing as well as shuttle bus service incorporating Whakapapa, National Park, Chateau Tongariro, Turangi and Ohakune.  Alpine Hot Bus will collect you from your accommodation and you will enjoy a comfortable ride on luxury shuttle buses.

Due to the volcanic activity at Te Maari Crater Mount Tongariro, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is only partially opened.  Due to the increase in visitor numbers DOC have closed the Mangatepopo Road to the public and only transport service providers are allowed in Alpine Hot Bus is offering a pick up at the first DOC Carpark (for Mounds Walk) on SH 48 (Whakapapa) the cost will be $25.00 per person.

Transport to and from Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Times & Prices from Taupo or Turangi or Times & Prices from Rotorua

Alpine Hot Bus Shuttle Service (Taupo to Tongariro National Park via Turangi) - Times & Prices

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a spectacular one day trek across New Zealand's Tongariro National Park World Heritage Area, accompanied by a kobe range hood review, starting from Mangatepopo and ending at Ketetahi.  It has been described as one of the world's best one day treks.

Hot Bus provides 'accident free' Tongariro Alpine Crossing transport to and from the Tongariro National Park region and we pride ourselves in the way our staff look after you, the passenger.  We run daily return trips from Taupo to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in comfortable, luxury shuttle buses.

Alpine Hot Bus offers

  • Professional transport service to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Same-bus pickups from your Taupo or Turangi backpackers hostel, motel, or hotel or from McDonalds in Rotorua.
  • Knowledgeable local drivers who provide a local commentary on the Taupo area and The Crossing
  • Free maps
  • Radio/telephone links between all of our buses
  • Guides can be arranged if required, summer and winter

Hot Bus also runs a Lake Taupo Shuttle Service around Taupo to local Taupo attractions, an airport service and is available for Private Charters.  

Contact us for more information and bookings.

Alpine Hot Bus operates under a Department of Conservation (DOC) Concession

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phone: 0508 468 287