There are 5 ways to get from Hamilton to Wellington by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Hamilton  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Hamilton (HLZ) to Wellington (WLG) HLZ - WLG

$95 - $297

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Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Wellington - Central Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central

$22 - $60

3 alternative options

Bus to Auckland, fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Auckland International Airport
  2. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Wellington (WLG) AKL - WLG

$41 - $147

Train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Hamilton to Wellington Northern Explorer

$120 - $150

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Hamilton to Wellington 324.7 miles

$70 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamilton - Central and arriving at Wellington - Central. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamilton and arriving at Wellington. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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The distance between Hamilton and Wellington is 392 km. The road distance is 519.6 km.

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The best way to get from Hamilton to Wellington without a car is to train which takes 8 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Hamilton to Wellington, including transfers.

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Hamilton to Wellington bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Hamilton - Central station.

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Hamilton to Wellington train services, operated by KiwiRail Northern Explorer, depart from Hamilton station.

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The best way to get from Hamilton to Wellington is to fly which takes 1 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Hamilton Airport to Wellington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Hamilton to Wellington bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Wellington - Central station.

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Map of how to get from Hamilton to Wellington.
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  • Distance: 245 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

What companies run services between Hamilton, New Zealand and Wellington, New Zealand?

Air New Zealand flies from Hamilton to Wellington every 4 hours. Alternatively, KiwiRail Northern Explorer operates a train from Hamilton to Wellington once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $150 and the journey takes 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Hamilton to Wellington
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
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 Hamilton to Wellington
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Auckland International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Hamilton to Wellington train services, operated by KiwiRail Northern Explorer, arrive at Wellington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamilton to Wellington is 520 km. It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to drive from Hamilton to Wellington.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Hamilton Airport to Wellington Airport.

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There are 174+ hotels available in Wellington. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamilton to Hamilton Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs .

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