You can reach Hot Water Beach by bus from all neighbouring cities and towns with 3 operators coming either into Hot Water Beach or to nearby Whenuakite, 8kms from the beach on state highway 25. One operator operates a service to and from Auckland airport.
Locally, there is a shuttle van service based at Ferry Landing that operates as a taxi serving all the local beaches. In the peak summer season an hourly shuttle service operates from the wharf at Ferry Landing through to Hot Water Beach providing a regular connection to Whitianga by bus and ferry.
An air service operates in and out of Whitianga airfield connecting with both Auckland and Great Barrier Island.
There is also a ferry service to and from Auckland that comes to Coromandel town on the western side of the Peninsula.