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Wellington is served by an excellent transport network.

Getting to Wellington

By air

Wellington International Airport
Tel: +64 4 385 5100
Fax: +64 4 385 5139
Email: mail@wellingtonairport.co.nz

Wellington International Airport is located 5km from the city centre and has two terminals, each with a visitor centre. The terminal for domestic flights offers a left-luggage facility.
There are regular direct flights from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Fiji, as well as regular domestic flights from around New Zealand.
You will find taxi ranks at the terminal building, as well as car rental companies. It is advisable to book your car online to save time and money. Shuttles and the Airport Flyer bus (free Wi fi on board) offer easy transfers to the city centre and Wellington train station (every 30mn Mon-Fri) for around $7. A taxi fare to the centre will set you back around $25.

The small airline Soundsair also operate from there and fly daily across Cook Strait to Picton: around $60 one way; the flight lasts 20mn.
Tel: +64 4 388 2594

By sea

Interislander – Cook Strait ferries
Tel: 0800 802 802
Fax: +64 4 498 3090
Website: www.interislander.co.nz

Interislander operates frequent ferry services for foot and vehicle passengers between New Zealand's North and South Islands, linking Wellington and Picton: the three-hour crossing is one of the most spectacular in the world. 
A shuttle service runs from Wellington train station 45 minutes before sailings.
Car rental companies also have offices at the ferry terminal

By train

Wellington Railway Station
Address:  Bunny Street
Tel: 0800 872 467
Fax: +64 4 472 8903
Website: tranzscenic.co.nz

The Overlander (day train) and the Northener (night train) travel daily between Wellington and Auckland. The TranzCoastal train connects with the ferries at Picton and provides a daily service between Wellington and Christchurch.  Trains are the perfect way to travel through country inaccessible by road and discover stunning scenery. Carriages offer air conditioning, comfortable seating and panoramic windows.

By road

Wellington is located on New Zealand’s major highways, State Highways 1 & 2, so getting there by car, or by coach, is no problem. Driving is a good option as traffic is not heavy and you can enjoy the magnificent scenery at your own pace. Renting a campervan is also a popular option.
Travelling to Wellington takes over 4 hours from Napier (323km), about 5 hours from Taupo (380km) and nearly 10 from Auckland (658km)

Wellington city centre has an extensive one-way system and finding somewhere to park can be a nightmare. At weekends you can take advantage of 2 hours of free parking in the city.

By Bus

InterCity coaches provide 120 daily services connecting more than 600 town and cities across New Zealand. You can buy single tickets or, for a longer stay, you can opt for one of their travel passes; some can be used on Interislander ferries and/or include cruises in Milford Sounds and the Bay of Islands. There are pick up and drop off zones at Wellington train station,
Wellington International Airport and Ferry Terminals.
Bookings can be made at the visitor Information centre or directly with the coach company.
Tel: 04 385 0520

Getting around Wellington

Buses and trolley buses:

Wellington has a very comprehensive network of local buses, linking the city centre to outlying suburbs. To get around the city, hop on a trolley bus: tickets cost $1 within the inner city and beyond prices vary according to zones. You can buy tickets from the driver.  Passes are also available from the driver and are valid on the cable car to the Botanic Gardens.
For further information about timetables and fares:
Tel: 0800 801 700
Website: www.metlink.org.uk

On foot

Wellington is very compact, a walker’s city.
The visitor Information centre can provide brochures about walking tours and organise bookings. The guided walks organised by Walk Wellington and Essential Wellington Walk are a great introduction to the city and last about 2 hours. You can also opt for specialty walks focusing on Art, heritage or nature, or explore the trails on your own. Popular walks include Mt Victoria, the Wellington Writers Walk and the City to Sea Walkway which goes from Parliament to Island Bay (12 km),

Kelburn Cable Car:

Address: Cable Car Lane, (next to McDonald's) and Upland Rd
Fare: NZ$5 adults, NZ$3 children; NZ$12 family ticket (round trip)
Tel: 04 472 2199
Website: www.wellingtonnz.com/cablecar

The cable car runs every 10 minutes, Monday to Friday from 7am till 10pm; Saturday from 8:30am till 10pm; Sunday & Public Holidays from 9am till 10pm.
The 4 1/2-minute trip takes in some of the best views of Wellington and the harbour. It is the best way to get to the Botanical Gardens.

By bike

Wellington and the surrounding hills are a popular destination for mountain bike enthusiasts. The visitor centre has an excellent leaflet “off-road biking in Wellington city” with maps and detailed descriptions of the trails. Biking is also a great way of exploring the harbour area and the coast.
The city has a number of bike rental places, such as:
Mud Cycles:
Address: 421 Karori road, Karori
Tel: 64 04 4764961
Prices: half a day $30-$45; full day $45- $60


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