Auckland to Wellington

Auckland to Wellington

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Auckland to Wellington Schedule

Auckland to Wellington Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Standard 07:30 - 18:30NZD 129.68
InterCity Group Standard 09:15 - 20:30NZD 100.75
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ41910:30 - 11:40NZD 242.88
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ42512:00 - 13:10NZD 283.63
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ43314:10 - 15:20NZD 283.63
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ44717:30 - 18:40NZD 242.73
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ26719:30 - 20:35NZD 52.86
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ46121:00 - 22:10NZD 276.12

Transportation from Auckland to Wellington

Facts about the transport from Auckland to Wellington

Cheapest Transport$46
Fastest Transport1h 5m
Earliest Departure6:00 AM
Latest Departure9:00 PM
Departures per day21
Distance643 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAir New Zealand, InterCity Group, Jetstar Airways, New Zealand Rail

How to get from Auckland to Wellington

When you want to get from Auckland to Wellington, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 289.36. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a flight as a flight ticket costs as low as USD 44.90.

How far is Auckland from Wellington?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Auckland to Wellington. Your trip will be a total of 400 miles (643 km). The flying distance is 307 miles (493 km).

How long does it take to get from Auckland to Wellington?

The travel time from Auckland to Wellington can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 12 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Auckland to Wellington?

The cost of the trip from Auckland to Wellington varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Jetstar Airways: travelling by flight expect to pay as low as USD 44.90 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 289.36.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Auckland to Wellington:

  • Plane tickets - USD 45.06 to USD 289.26;
  • Bus tickets - USD 57.85 to USD 61.51;
  • Train tickets - USD 139.45 to USD 139.45;

How many trips per day are there between Auckland and Wellington?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Auckland to Wellington depart during the day - there are approximately 19 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 09:15 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:00. There are 2 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Auckland to Wellington. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 45.06.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Auckland to Wellington

Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways


Taking a bus from Auckland to Wellington is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks..

The most popular transport from Auckland to Wellington

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Auckland to Wellington? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 54% decided to go for a bus.
  • 24% users took a plane.
  • 22% users enjoyed a train ride.