Recommended
10:15
Hamilton Station, Waikato
8h 10m ride in train, First Class seat
18:25
Wellington
Recommended
08:40
Papakura, Auckland
9h 45m ride in train, First Class seat
4
18:25
Wellington
InterCity Group
Recommended
10:20
Huntly, Waikato
10h bus ride in Standard Double Decker
20:20
Wellington Central

From Hamilton Station to Wellington by Trains

Recommended
10:15
Hamilton Station, Waikato
8h 10m ride in train, First Class seat
18:25
Wellington

From Papakura to Wellington by Trains

Recommended
08:40
Papakura, Auckland
9h 45m ride in train, First Class seat
4
18:25
Wellington

From Otorohanga to Wellington by Trains

10:54
Otorohanga, Waikato
7h 31m ride in train, First Class seat
18:25
Wellington

From Huntly to Wellington by Buses

InterCity Group
Recommended
10:20
Huntly, Waikato
10h bus ride in Standard Double Decker
20:20
Wellington Central

From Cambridge to Wellington by Buses

InterCity Group
10:10
Cambridge, Waikato
8h 40m bus ride in Standard
18:50
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
10:10
Cambridge, Waikato
8h 40m bus ride in Premium
18:50
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
12:05
Cambridge, Waikato
8h 5m bus ride in Standard Double Decker
20:10
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
21:20
Cambridge, Waikato
9h 10m bus ride in Standard
06:30
+1
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
21:20
Cambridge, Waikato
9h 10m bus ride in Premium
06:30
+1
Wellington Central

From Hamilton Central to Wellington by Buses

InterCity Group
09:45
Hamilton Central, Waikato
9h 5m bus ride in Standard
18:50
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
09:45
Hamilton Central, Waikato
9h 5m bus ride in Premium
18:50
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
11:40
Hamilton Central, Waikato
8h 30m bus ride in Standard Double Decker
20:10
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
21:00
Hamilton Central, Waikato
9h 30m bus ride in Standard
06:30
+1
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
21:00
Hamilton Central, Waikato
9h 30m bus ride in Premium
06:30
+1
Wellington Central

From Manukau City to Wellington by Buses

InterCity Group
08:00
Manukau City, Auckland
10h 50m bus ride in Standard
18:50
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
08:00
Manukau City, Auckland
10h 50m bus ride in Premium
18:50
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
09:25
Manukau City, Auckland
10h 45m bus ride in Standard Double Decker
20:10
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
19:30
Manukau City, Auckland
11h bus ride in Standard
06:30
+1
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
19:30
Manukau City, Auckland
11h bus ride in Premium
06:30
+1
Wellington Central

From Tirau to Wellington by Buses

InterCity Group
10:30
Tirau, Tauranga
8h 20m bus ride in Standard
18:50
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
10:30
Tirau, Tauranga
8h 20m bus ride in Premium
18:50
Wellington Central
InterCity Group
12:30
Tirau, Tauranga
7h 40m bus ride in Standard Double Decker
20:10
Wellington Central

From Auckland Airport to Wellington by Flights

Jetstar Airways
Instant Fastest
06:00
AKL Auckland Airport
1h 5m flight #JQ251 with Jetstar Airways in Economy
07:05
WLG Wellington Airport
Instant
06:30
AKL Auckland Airport
1h 10m flight #NZ401 with Air New Zealand in Economy
07:40
WLG Wellington Airport
Jetstar Airways
Instant Fastest
06:55
AKL Auckland Airport
1h 5m flight #JQ253 with Jetstar Airways in Economy
08:00
WLG Wellington Airport
Instant
07:00
AKL Auckland Airport
1h 10m flight #NZ405 with Air New Zealand in Economy
08:10
WLG Wellington Airport
Jetstar Airways
Instant Fastest
07:30
AKL Auckland Airport
1h 5m flight #JQ255 with Jetstar Airways in Economy
08:35
WLG Wellington Airport

Transport types between Waikato and Wellington

Waikato to Wellington Schedule

Waikato to Wellington Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ25106:00 - 07:05NZD 56.23
InterCity Group Standard 09:45 - 18:50NZD 97.19
InterCity Group Standard 10:10 - 18:50NZD 80.48
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ41710:00 - 11:10NZD 116.05
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ25911:20 - 12:25NZD 136.01
New Zealand Rail First Class seat 10:15 - 18:25NZD 199.01
InterCity Group Standard Double Decker 12:05 - 20:10NZD 87.78
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ43314:00 - 15:10NZD 199.46
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ26316:00 - 17:05NZD 136.01
InterCity Group Standard 19:30 - 06:30NZD 94.06
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ44918:00 - 19:10NZD 233.93
InterCity Group Standard 21:20 - 06:30NZD 88.83

Popular Routes in New Zealand

How to get from Waikato to Wellington

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

  • Flight
  • Bus

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 Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about NZD 117.04. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a flight as a flight ticket costs as low as NZD 59.77.

How far is Waikato from Wellington?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Waikato to Wellington. Your trip will be a total of 343 miles (551 km). The flying distance is 257 miles (412 km).

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

The travel time from Waikato to Wellington can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 11 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Waikato 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 NZD 59.77 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 117.04.

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

  • Plane tickets - NZD 60.00 to NZD 92.00;
  • Bus tickets - NZD 79.00 to NZD 117.00;

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

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

  • Flights from Waikato to Wellington depart during the day - there are approximately 39 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 08:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:20. There are 19 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Waikato 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 60.00.

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 Waikato to Wellington
Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways

Buses

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.

The most popular transport from Waikato to Wellington

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Waikato 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:

  • 1000 users took a plane.