From Auckland Central to Wellington by Buses

Bus #IC 6501 by InterCity Group
Auckland Central
11h 10m bus ride
Wellington Central
Bus #IC 6513 by InterCity Group
Auckland Central
11h bus ride
Wellington Central

From Auckland Strand to Wellington by Trains

Popular Routes in New Zealand

How to get from Auckland to Wellington

Travelling between Auckland and Wellington is possible by bus. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you NZD 59.89 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere NZD 27.21.

How long does it take to get from Auckland to Wellington?

It can take you anywhere between 11 and 12 hours to travel between Auckland and Wellington depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Auckland and Wellington. Bus will bring you to your destination in 11h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 11h 30m to reach Wellington.

How much does it cost to get from Auckland to Wellington?

Travelling between Auckland and Wellington can be as cheap as NZD 27.21 if you opt for a InterCity Group bus and as expensive as NZD 59.89 if you buy a InterCity Group Bus ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Auckland and Wellington ?

  • 8 from Auckland to Wellington starting from 07:30 Auckland Central until 20:45 Auckland Central
  • 1 from Auckland to Wellington starting from 07:45 Auckland Strand until 07:45 Auckland Strand

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Auckland to Wellington.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Travelling from Auckland to Wellington overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Auckland and Wellington

InterCity Group


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Auckland to Wellington?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 1000 opted for a bus
  • 750 took a train