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Arriving at Wellington airport


  • Wellington airport lies 7 km to the south east of the city centre.

  • The domestic gates are within the same building.
  • The Airport Flyer takes  you to Wellington City, the railway station, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt. Plan ahead for evening arrivals ( For transport through the city expect delays during rush hour.
  • There are also door to door shuttle buses to the region, driving times depend on the destination and other passengers.
  • Taxis are the fastest point to point transport with immediate departure (ca. 20 min downtown).
  • For the transfer to the South Island ferries please consult the Interislander and Bluebridge ferry companies.
  • You can pick up rental cars or motorhomes at the airport, it is recommended to book ahead.


  • Free accommodation phone at the information station.
  • Duty free shop for arrival passengers.
  • Retail outlets including telecommunications (e.g. mobile phone hire), banking & currency exchange, ATMs, etc. Restaurants and cafés are located in the Food Hall.
  • Other facilities: wireless internet, showers, mail box, baggage storage, baby change and parenting room.

Tourleader tips:

  • You can arrange free pickups from some accommodation providers very close to the airport, this is a good option if you arrive late at night (or leave early in the morning).
  • If you get a private pickup tell your hosts to check the online arrivals information for any possible delays. 
  • For a stopover in Wellington consult our Wellington region tips.

More information:

Our Wellington hotel tips