Getting to Wellington

Whether they fly into Wellington, take the ferry or train or arrive by road, there are many ways for your clients to get to Wellington.

Flights

Singapore airlines connects Wellington to the world, with five flights per week to Singapore via Melbourne. Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class is available on the Airbus A350-900.

Use Wellington as your starting point north or south. Direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane arrive at Wellington Airport via Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia. 

Once in New Zealand, Wellington is the hub for domestic air services and you're never more than an hours flight away from all the main centres. There's flights ever hour between Auckland and Wellington on Air New Zealand and Jetstar, around ten flights a day to Christchurch and around three flights a day to Queenstown.

From Auckland 1 hour
From Rotorua 1 hour 10 minutes
From Christchurch 45 minutes
From Queenstown 1 hour 20 minutes
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Wellington International Airport 2019 Credit Shane Saheem
Interislander sailing through the Marlborough Sounds

Ferry

Inter-island ferries travel between the North and South Islands of New Zealand and the three-and-a-half-hour sailing between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand's most iconic tourism activities. Taking a vehicle is as easy as parking in a car park building - just drive on and off. There are several sailings daily but demand is high in New Zealand's summer and booking ahead is strongly advised. 

From Picton 3 hours 30 minutes

Train

Explore New Zealand by train. The day-long Northern Explorer journey connects Auckland and Wellington. If you're taking the ferry across to the South Island it's easy to catch the Coastal Pacific from Picton down to Christchurch via the stunning Kaikoura coastline. Interislander-Coastal Pacific thoroughfares mean passengers can travel between Wellington and Christchurch (or vice versa) in one day and on one ticket. Free stopovers in Kaikoura are also available to trade only. 

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033 Lake Tekapo Canterbury Christopher Moss

Road

Located at the bottom of the North Island, Wellington is positioned on both of New Zealand’s two major state highways, SH1 and SH2. It’s also a stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail – keep an eye out for the brown signs displaying grapes as you travel along the scenic driving route.

From Auckland 9 hours 30 minutes
From Rotorua 5 hours 30 minutes
From Wellington International Airport 15 minutes

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