There are 4 ways to get from Wellington to Abel Tasman national park by ferry, bus, car ferry or plane

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

Ferry, travel  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton Wellington - Central - Picton
  2. Travel from Picton to Abel Tasman national park

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  2. Take the bus from Picton to Nelson
  3. Take the bus from Nelson to Marahau

$56 - $99

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  2. Take the bus from Picton to Nelson
  3. Take the bus from Nelson to Marahau

$64 - $117

Fly, travel  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Nelson (NSN) WLG - NSN
  2. Travel from Nelson to Abel Tasman national park

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The cheapest way to get from Wellington to Abel Tasman national park is to car ferry and bus which costs $80 - $150 and takes 9 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wellington to Abel Tasman national park is to ferry and bus which costs $95 - $180 and takes 8 h 59 min.

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The distance between Wellington and Abel Tasman national park is 157 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Wellington to Abel Tasman national park, including transfers.

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There are 84+ hotels available in Abel Tasman national park. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Wellington to Abel Tasman national park.
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  • Distance: 98.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

What companies run services between Wellington, New Zealand and Abel Tasman national park, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Wellington to Abel Tasman national park. However, you can take the ferry to Picton then take the travel to Abel Tasman national park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Wellington to Abel Tasman national park via Picton, Nelson, and Marahau in around 8 h 59 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Nelson
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Wellington to Nelson
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Wellington to Nelson
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $230
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Picton to Nelson
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Marahau
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
The Heaphy Bus Company
Website
theheaphybus.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Marahau
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
theheaphybus.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
$43
Easy Change
$49

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