There are 6 ways to get from Auckland to Marlborough by plane, ferry, train, bus 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.

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Fly to Nelson  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Nelson (NSN) AKL - NSN

$56 - $245

5 alternative options

Fly to Blenheim  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Blenheim (BHE) AKL - BHE

$110 - $355

Fly to Wellington, ferry  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wellington (WLG) AKL - WLG
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton

$85 - $204

Train, ferry  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to Wellington Northern Explorer
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton Wellington - Central - Picton

$179 - $212

Bus, ferry  •  16 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Wellington - Central Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton Wellington - Central - Picton

$71 - $136

Drive, ferry  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Wellington - Central
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton Wellington - Central - Picton

$125 - $181

Questions & Answers

The distance between Auckland and Marlborough is 547 km.

The best way to get from Auckland to Marlborough without a car is to train and ferry which takes 16 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Auckland to Marlborough, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Nelson Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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There are one+ hotels available in Marlborough. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 24 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Marlborough.
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  • Distance: 341.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Marlborough, New Zealand?

Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly from Auckland to Wairau Valley hourly.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Auckland to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Auckland to Blenheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Auckland to Blenheim via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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 Nelson
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Auckland to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
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 Auckland Strand to Wellington
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators
Interislander
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$36
Saver Change
$42
Easy Change
$49

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