Recommended
07:50
Wellington Central
5h 20m bus ride in Standard
13:10
Napier
Recommended
14:00
Wellington Central
5h 40m bus ride in Standard
19:40
Napier
Air New Zealand
Instant Recommended Fastest
08:35
WLG Wellington Airport
1h flight #NZ8884 with Air New Zealand in Economy
09:35
NPE Napier Airport
Instant

From Wellington Central to Napier by Buses

Recommended
07:50
Wellington Central
5h 20m bus ride in Standard
13:10
Napier
Recommended
14:00
Wellington Central
5h 40m bus ride in Standard
19:40
Napier
14:00
Wellington Central
5h 40m bus ride in Premium
19:40
Napier

From Wellington Airport to Napier by Flights

Air New Zealand
Instant Recommended Fastest
08:35
WLG Wellington Airport
1h flight #NZ8884 with Air New Zealand in Economy
09:35
NPE Napier Airport
Instant
Air New Zealand
Instant Fastest
11:25
WLG Wellington Airport
1h flight #NZ8888 with Air New Zealand in Economy
12:25
NPE Napier Airport
Instant
Air New Zealand
Instant Fastest
11:25
WLG Wellington Airport
1h flight with Air New Zealand in Economy
12:25
NPE Napier Airport
Instant
Air New Zealand
Instant Fastest
13:40
WLG Wellington Airport
1h flight #NZ8890 with Air New Zealand in Economy
14:40
NPE Napier Airport
Instant
Air New Zealand
Instant Fastest
16:00
WLG Wellington Airport
1h flight #NZ8894 with Air New Zealand in Economy
17:00
NPE Napier Airport
Instant
Air New Zealand
Instant Fastest
19:10
WLG Wellington Airport
1h flight #NZ5896 with Air New Zealand in Economy
20:10
NPE Napier Airport
Instant

Wellington to Napier Schedule

Wellington to Napier Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Standard 07:50 - 13:10NZD 56.44
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ888408:35 - 09:35NZD 176,090.75
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ888811:25 - 12:25NZD 176,090.75
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ889013:40 - 14:40NZD 176,090.75
InterCity Group Standard 14:00 - 19:40NZD 42.86
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ889416:00 - 17:00NZD 176,090.75
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ589619:10 - 20:10NZD 176,090.75

Popular Routes in New Zealand

How to get from Wellington to Napier

When you want to get from Wellington to Napier, 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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about NZD 176,090.75. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as NZD 42.85.

How far is Wellington from Napier?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Wellington to Napier. Your trip will be a total of 177 miles (284 km). The flying distance is 194 miles (311 km).

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

The travel time from Wellington to Napier can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 6 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Wellington to Napier 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 42.85 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 176,090.75.

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

  • Bus tickets - NZD 43.00 to NZD 57.00;
  • Plane tickets - NZD 176,091.00 to NZD 176,091.00;

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

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

  • Flights from Wellington to Napier depart during the day - there are approximately 5 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:50 - you can also take a bus as late as 14:00. There are 3 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 Wellington to Napier. 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 176,091.00.

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 Wellington to Napier
Air New Zealand

Buses

Taking a bus from Wellington to Napier 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 Wellington to Napier

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Wellington to Napier? 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.
  • decided to go for a bus.