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There are 4 ways to get from Wellington to Greymouth by ferry, bus, train 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.

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Ferry, bus  •  13h 25m

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

$52 - $107

3 alternative options

Ferry, train  •  16h 19m

  1. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  2. Take the train from Picton to Christchurch
  3. Take the train from Christchurch to Greymouth

$286 - $345

Fly to Westport, bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Westport (WSZ) WLG - WSZ
  2. Take the bus from Westport Caltex to Greymouth

$224 - $392

Fly to Christchurch, bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Christchurch (CHC) WLG - CHC
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Greymouth

$70 - $231

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The cheapest way to get from Wellington to Greymouth is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $360 and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Wellington to Greymouth is to fly and bus which costs $340 - $600 and takes 5h 34m.

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The distance between Wellington and Greymouth is 322 km.

The best way to get from Wellington to Greymouth without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 13h 25m and costs $75 - $170.

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It takes approximately 13h 25m to get from Wellington to Greymouth, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Wellington Airport to Westport Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Sounds Air offers flights from Wellington Airport to Westport Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Greymouth. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Wellington to Wellington Airport is to line 91 bus which takes 21m and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Wellington to Greymouth.
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  • Distance: 201.5 miles
  • Duration: 13h 25m

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

There is no direct connection from Wellington to Greymouth. However, you can take the ferry to Picton, take the walk to Picton, take the bus to Nelson, then take the bus to Greymouth. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Wellington to Greymouth via Picton, Picton, and Christchurch in around 16h 19m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Wellington to Westport
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $350
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Wellington to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Train operators
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Picton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$131
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Christchurch to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Picton to Nelson
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Westport Caltex to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle
Ferry operators
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$25
Saver Change
$30
Easy Change
$34

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