There are 6 ways to get from Wellington to Greymouth by ferry, bus, train, car 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, bus  •  13 h 25 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 Greymouth

$63 - $122

Cheapest option

Fly to Nelson, bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Nelson (NSN) WLG - NSN
  2. Take the bus from Stoke to Greymouth

$43 - $246

4 alternative options

Ferry, train  •  15 h 26 min

  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

Ferry, drive  •  7 h 44 min

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

$81 - $119

Fly to Westport, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  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  •  6 h 41 min

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

$67 - $228

Questions & Answers

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 13 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 25 min 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 50 min.

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Sounds Air offers flights from Wellington Airport to Westport Airport.

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There are 55+ 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 21 min and costs .

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

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 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 15 h 26 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
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 Westport
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $350
Flights from Wellington to Nelson
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Wellington to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Flights from Wellington to Nelson
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $230
Train operators
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Train from Christchurch to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Christchurch to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
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
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Westport Caltex to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Stoke to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle
Website
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Airport to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Ferry operators
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
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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