How to Reach Wellington


  • By Air: Flights to Wellington disembark at the Wellington International Airport. Most of the flights landing over here arrive from Australia.
  • By Train: Rail company KiwiRail operates The Northern Explorer between Auckland and Wellington. The Coastal Pacific train connects Wellington to Picton and Christchurch.
  • By Boat: Wellington lies between North and South islands and has regular ferry services that take passengers and vehicles across the Cook Strait. The city is also a popular stop for cruise tours.
  • By Road: Wellington is located on State Highways 1 and 2 and is easily accessible by road.


  • By Ferry: The places around Wellington’s shoreline as well as nearby islands are connected by ferries.
  • By Bus: Metlink operates regular interval busses that connect various neighbourhoods of Wellington.
  • By Cable Car: Wellington Cable Car is a popular mode of travel for tourists as well as locals.
  • By Taxi: There are plenty of taxi companies in Wellington to assist you around.
  • By Train: Tranz Metro operates five electric train routes which run through Wellington’s suburbs and connects Wellington to nearby towns.
  • By Walking: One of the best ways to explore Wellington is on foot. The central city is only two kilometres in diameter.
  • By Bicycle: Many tourists prefer renting a bicycle and exploring the city at a relaxing pace.

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

Average distance: 10.93 km Average time: 27.22 min

  • Car 30.77%
    Driving 19.5 min Walking 1.25 min Overall average time for 15.63 kms 20.75 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 15.38%
    Bus 27.75 min Waiting 4.75 min Walking 4 min Overall average time for 8.85 kms 36.5 min
  • Bike 3.85%
    Bike 20 min Overall average time for 4 kms 20 min
  • Walking 26.92%
    Walking 25 min Bike 1.43 min Driving 1 min Overall average time for 2.99 kms 27.43 min
  • Train/Metro 11.54%
    Train 23.33 min Walking 7.33 min Driving 3.33 min Overall average time for 22 kms 34 min
Route Distance Time
Lower hutt to Wellington 16.97 km 16 mins
Porirua (wellington) to Wellington 18.17 km 18 mins
Levin to Wellington 92.9 km 1 hour 32 mins
Palmerston north to Wellington 138.75 km 2 hours 18 mins
Whanganui to Wellington 153.14 km 2 hours 33 mins
Nelson to Wellington 165.41 km 2 hours 45 mins
New plymouth to Wellington 258.74 km 4 hours 18 mins
Napier city to Wellington 306.08 km 5 hours 6 mins
Christchurch to Wellington 342.59 km 5 hours 42 mins
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