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From Hamilton Central to Wellington by bus

Hamilton Central, Waikato
Wellington Central
Hamilton Central, Waikato
Wellington Central
Hamilton Central, Waikato
Wellington Central

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How to get from Hamilton Station to Wellington

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

  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. 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 Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about NZD 110,000.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as NZD 38.05.

How far is Hamilton Station from Wellington?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hamilton Station to Wellington. Your trip will be a total of 327 miles (525 km). The flying distance is 247 miles (396 km).

How long does it take to get from Hamilton Station to Wellington?

The travel time from Hamilton Station to Wellington can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 8 to 11 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Hamilton Station to Wellington?

The cost of the trip from Hamilton Station 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 38.05 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as NZD 110,000.00.

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

  • Bus tickets - NZD 38.00 to NZD 110,000.00;
  • Train tickets - NZD 199.00 to NZD 199.00;

How many trips per day are there between Hamilton Station and Wellington?

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 18:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:45. There are 5 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 3 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Waikato 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 Hamilton Station to Wellington

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hamilton Station 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:

  • 750 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 250 decided to go for a bus.