National Park Service

Alpine Hot Bus operates from National Park.  Based at the National Park Railway Station, Alpine Hot Bus provides the following transport services:

  • Whakapapa Village including Chateau Tongariro
  • Whakapapa Ski Area
  • Ohakune
  • Turangi
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Taupo
  • Rotorua
  • elsewhere on request

Times & Prices

National Park Whakapapa Village / Chateau Tongariro $30 pp (Min 2 pax) Flexible
National Park Whakapapa Ski Area $50 pp (Min 2 pax) Flexible
National Park Ohakune $50 pp (Min 2 pax) Flexible
National Park Turangi $45 pp (Min 2 pax) Flexible
National Park Taupo $60 pp (Min 2 pax) Flexible
National Park Rotorua $139 pp (Min 2 pax) Flexible

Note: All prices are subject to change without prior notice depending on fuel costs.

Pick Up Times

Pick Up Times are flexible.


Cash / Vouchers Only.  Cheques or Credit Cards are not Accepted.

Cash or voucher must be paid to the driver in the morning.  No deposit required for bookings, however, large group bookings may require a deposit.


Bookings can be made by email or toll free 0508 468 287 or by completing our online booking form.  Phone lines open at 5.00am through until 9.30pm daily.

Bookings must be made at least one day before.

If you wish to cancel please email or call as soon as possible.  There is no cancellation fee.

Guided Tours

If you require a guided tour, we can organise a guide for you!


All prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Times & Prices for The Tongariro Alpine Crossing from National Park

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

Make an Online Booking on the Alpine Hot Bus


phone: 0508 468 287