There are 9 ways to get from Wellington to Matamata by plane, bus, shuttle, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Hamilton, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Hamilton (HLZ) WLG - HLZ
  2. Take the bus from St Peters School to Matamata

$99 - $321

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 58 min

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

$30 - $76

7 alternative options

Fly to Tauranga, bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Tauranga (TRG) WLG - TRG
  2. Take the bus from Tauranga to Matamata

$106 - $345

Fly to Rotorua, shuttle  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Rotorua (ROT) WLG - ROT
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rotorua to Matamata

$78 - $489

Fly to Auckland, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Auckland (AKL) WLG - AKL
  2. Take the bus from Manukau to Matamata

$41 - $167

Fly to Taupo, bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Taupo (TUO) WLG - TUO
  2. Take the bus from Wairakei to Tirau

$164 - $425

Train, bus  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Wellington to Hamilton Northern Explorer
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Matamata Hamilton - Central - Mount Maunganui / ...

$136 - $173

Bus via Taihape  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Wellington City to Taihape N1
  2. Take the bus from Taihape to Rotorua N1
  3. Take the bus from Rotorua to Matamata

$40 - $65

Drive  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Wellington to Matamata 308.6 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wellington to Matamata is to bus which costs $55 - $100 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wellington to Matamata is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $480 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Wellington and Matamata is 396 km. The road distance is 493.7 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Wellington to Matamata, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wellington to Matamata. However, there are services departing from Wellington - Central and arriving at Matamata via Cambridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 58 min.

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

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Wellington to Matamata twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 29 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Wellington to Hamilton via Palmerston
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Wellington to Tauranga
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Wellington to Tauranga via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Wellington to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Wellington to Rotorua via Auckland
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Wellington to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Wellington to Taupo via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Wellington to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Wellington to Taupo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Wellington to Hamilton
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 St Peters School to Matamata
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Tauranga to Matamata
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Manukau City to Matamata
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wairakei to Tirau
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Matamata
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Matamata
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Coromandel Adventures
Phone
+64 7 866 7014
Email
info@coromandeladventures.co.nz
Website
coromandeladventures.co.nz
Shuttle from Rotorua to Matamata
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
coromandeladventures.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Manukau to Matamata
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
manabus.com
Bus from Hamilton to Matamata
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
manabus.com
Bus from Wellington City to Taihape
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
manabus.com
Bus from Taihape to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
manabus.com

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