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From Auckland Central to Wellington by bus

07:30
Auckland Central
18:50
Wellington Central
11h 20m
07:30
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18:50
Wellington Central
11h 20m
09:00
Auckland Central
20:20
Wellington Central
11h 20m
09:00
Auckland Central
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Wellington Central
11h 10m
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Auckland Central
06:30
Wellington Central
11h 30m
19:50
Auckland Central
06:30
Wellington Central
10h 40m
20:45
Auckland Central
07:45
Wellington Central
11h

From Auckland Airport to Wellington by flight

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Auckland to Wellington Schedule

Auckland to Wellington Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Standard 07:30 – 18:50NZD 81.52
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ40106:30 – 07:35NZD 182,959.13
InterCity Group Standard Double Decker 09:00 – 20:20NZD 118.09
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ41710:00 – 11:05NZD 182,959.13
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ42512:00 – 13:05NZD 182,959.13
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ43314:00 – 15:05NZD 182,959.13
InterCity Group Premium 19:00 – 06:30NZD 87.78
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ44918:00 – 19:05NZD 182,959.13
InterCity Group Sleeper Double Decker 20:45 – 07:45NZD 90.93

Popular Routes in New Zealand

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 NZD 181,764.83. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as NZD 81.52.

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 358 miles (575 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 InterCity Group: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as NZD 81.52 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 NZD 181,764.83.

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

  • Bus tickets - NZD 82.00 to NZD 118.00;
  • Plane tickets - NZD 122.00 to NZD 181,765.00;
  • Train tickets - NZD 199.00 to NZD 199.00;

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 31 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:45. There are 7 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

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 NZD 122.00.

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

Buses

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.

Trains

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:

  • 600 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 400 users took a plane.
  • decided to go for a bus.