There are 5 ways to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 35 min

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

$31 - $113

Cheapest option

Bus ManaBus.com  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Manukau to Wellington City N1 / ...

$20 - $93

3 alternative options

Train  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Papakura to Wellington Northern Explorer

$154 - $186

Bus InterCity Coachlines  •  13 h 19 min

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

$29 - $90

Drive  •  7 h 42 min

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

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington is to bus which costs $29 - $140 and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington is to fly which costs $45 - $170 and takes 1 h 35 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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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington, including transfers.

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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 City via Manukau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

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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, ManaBus.com operates a bus from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Wellington 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 10 h 5 min. InterCity Coachlines also services this route twice daily.

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
$140 - $170
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Manukau to Wellington City
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
manabus.com
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Manukau City to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $75
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Manukau City to Johnsonville
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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