Wellington to Palmerston North by bus, train

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From Wellington Central to Manawatu Wanganui by bus

07:15
Wellington Central
09:35
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
2h 20m
09:50
Wellington Central
12:10
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
2h 20m
11:00
Wellington Central
13:15
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
2h 15m
14:00
Wellington Central
16:20
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
2h 20m
15:30
Wellington Central
17:35
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
2h 5m
19:00
Wellington Central
21:20
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
2h 20m
19:00
Wellington Central
21:20
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
2h 20m

From Wellington Airport to Manawatu Wanganui by bus

09:05
Wellington Airport
12:10
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
3h 5m
10:15
Wellington Airport
13:15
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
3h
14:00
Wellington Airport
17:35
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
3h 35m

From Wellington to Manawatu Wanganui by train

07:55
Wellington
10:00
Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui
2h 5m

Wellington to Palmerston North Schedule

Wellington to Palmerston North Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Standard 07:15 – 09:35NZD 47.03
New Zealand Rail First Class Seat 07:55 – 10:00NZD 79.01
InterCity Group Standard 09:05 – 12:10NZD 47.03
InterCity Group Standard 10:15 – 13:15NZD 56.44
InterCity Group Standard 14:00 – 16:20NZD 38.67
InterCity Group Premium 19:00 – 21:20NZD 58.52

Wellington to Palmerston North destination reviews

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Bus Standard, InterCity Group, Nov 10, 2019
Perfect journey...would only suggest some visible signs/ direction within the airport to help locate where the inter city coaches are located!

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How to get from Wellington to Palmerston North

When you want to get from Wellington to Palmerston North, 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 train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about NZD 79.01. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as NZD 38.67.

How far is Wellington from Palmerston North?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Wellington to Palmerston North. Your trip will be a total of 88 miles (141 km). The flying distance is 86 miles (138 km).

How long does it take to get from Wellington to Palmerston North?

The travel time from Wellington to Palmerston North can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 4 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Wellington to Palmerston North?

The cost of the trip from Wellington to Palmerston North 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 38.67 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a train - a one-way train ticket can cost as much as NZD 79.01.

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

  • Bus tickets - NZD 39.00 to NZD 59.00;
  • Train tickets - NZD 79.00 to NZD 79.00;

How many trips per day are there between Wellington and Palmerston North?

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 07:15 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:00. There are 12 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?

Buses

Taking a bus from Wellington to Manawatu Wanganui 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 Wellington to Palmerston North

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Wellington to Palmerston North? 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 enjoyed a train ride.