You can catch an InterCity bus to Wellington from a variety of towns and cities across the North Island. 

Buses to Wellington arrive at Platform 10 of the Wellington Railway Station, with alternative local stops in Johnsonville, Porirua, Mana and Wellington Airport. Buses to Wellington also stop at bus stops along the Kapiti Coast including Pukerua Bay, Paekakariki, Paraparaumu and Waikanae.

InterCity bus services to Wellington also connect with the Interisland Ferry between Wellington and Picton.


Approximate bus to Wellington travel times

Bus Auckland to Wellington: 11 hours

Bus Tauranga to Wellington: 9 hours and 30 minutes

Bus Hamilton to Wellington: 9 hours

Bus Rotorua to Wellington: 7 hours

Bus Taupo to Wellington: 6 hours 45 minutes

Bus Gisborne to Wellington: 10 hours

Bus New Plymouth to Wellington: 6 hours 30 minutes

Bus Napier to Wellington: 5 hours 30 minutes

Bus Hastings to Wellington: 5 hours

Bus Palmerston North to Wellington: 2 hours

Bus Levin to Wellington: 1 hour 30 minutes

Interislander Ferry Picton to Wellington: 3 hours 10 minutes

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About Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand's capital city and second largest city. The most southern city in the North Island, Wellington is surrounded by hilly terrain and a stunning harbour.

There is so much to do and see in Wellington from visiting the Botanic Gardens, riding the cable car and exploring native wildlife at Zealandia, to luxury fine-dining in the city's hip main centre.

Wellington is the home of Te Papa, the national museum and art gallery. Te Papa has a range of different exhibitions showcasing New Zealand history, Māori culture, art, the natural environment and the Pacific.

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