There are 8 ways to get from Wellington to Matamata by plane, bus, 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.

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Fly to Hamilton, bus  •  4 h 15 min

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

$99 - $316

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Bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Wellington - Central to Rotorua Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rotorua to Matamata Rotorua - Rotorua

$29 - $73

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Fly to Tauranga, bus  •  5 h 29 min

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

$106 - $344

Fly to Rotorua, bus  •  5 h 8 min

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

$66 - $486

Fly to Taupo, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Taupo (TUO) WLG - TUO
  2. Take the bus from Taupo to Rotorua
  3. Take the bus from Rotorua to Matamata

$145 - $406

Fly to Auckland, bus  •  7 h 20 min

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

$48 - $168

Train, bus  •  10 h 43 min

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

$131 - $168

Drive  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Wellington to Matamata 308.6 miles

$65 - $100

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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 Rotorua. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 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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The best way to get from Wellington to Matamata without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Wellington to Matamata, including transfers.

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

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

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Wellington to Matamata bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Matamata station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wellington to Matamata is 494 km. It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to drive from Wellington to Matamata.

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

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There are 40+ hotels available in Matamata. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Wellington to Matamata.
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  • Distance: 247.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Wellington to Matamata via Rotorua in around 11 h 40 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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 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 52 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
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Wellington to Taupo via Auckland
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Wellington to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
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 Bayfair to Matamata
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Matamata
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Taupo to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland International Airport to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Matamata
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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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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