How to Reach Nelson - The Easiest Way to Reach Nelson


Nelson Airport has regular flights from Auckland, Wellington and some other cities. To get there by bus from any other city you ought to try the InterCity Coachline. You can even roll in by car; South Island’s roads systems have a near complete connection with every important destination.


 Within the city limits, just walk around, or rent a cycle from someone. The city is best covered slowly. If you’re striking out for the further out places like the national parks, Golden Bay or other beaches, then rent a car. The maps are easy enough to follow around here, so keep one handy.

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Modes of Transportation in Nelson

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Nelson. The most preferred mode of transport in Nelson is Walking.

Average distance: 5 km Average time: 41 min

  • Walking 50%
    Walking 60 min Bike 15 min Overall average time for 4 kms 75 min
  • Car 50%
    Driving 7 min Overall average time for 6 kms 7 min

How to Reach Nelson from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Wellington to Nelson 132.61 km 35 mins
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