There are 4 ways to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wellington (WLG) AKL - WLG

$31 - $113

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Bus  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Manukau City to Wellington - Central Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central

$27 - $82

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Train  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Papakura to Wellington Northern Explorer

$144 - $176

Drive  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington 394.5 miles

$85 - $130

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No, there is no direct bus from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington. However, there are services departing from Stop A International Terminal and arriving at Wellington - Central via Manukau City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 22 min.

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The distance between Auckland Airport (AKL) and Wellington is 476 km. The road distance is 631.3 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington without a car is to train which takes 11 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington, including transfers.

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Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Manukau City station.

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The best way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington is to fly which takes 1 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 57 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Wellington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Wellington - Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington is 631 km. It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to drive from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington.

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Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights from Auckland Airport to Wellington Airport.

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Map of how to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington.
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  • Distance: 297.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

What companies run services between Auckland Airport (AKL), New Zealand and Wellington, New Zealand?

Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington hourly. Alternatively, KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington once daily. Tickets cost $130 - $160 and the journey takes 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Papakura to Wellington
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Manukau City to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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