From Wellington Central to Palmerston North by Buses

Popular Routes in New Zealand

How to get from Wellington to Palmerston North

Travelling between Wellington and Palmerston North 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 109,631.70 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere NZD 109,631.70.

How long does it take to get from Wellington to Palmerston North?

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 6 hours to travel between Wellington and Palmerston North depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Wellington and Palmerston North. Bus will bring you to your destination in 2h 20m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 5h 30m to reach Palmerston North.

How much does it cost to get from Wellington to Palmerston North?

Travelling between Wellington and Palmerston North can be as cheap as NZD 109,631.70 if you opt for a InterCity Group bus and as expensive as NZD 109,631.70 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 Wellington and Palmerston North ?

  • 10 from Wellington to Manawatu Wanganui starting from 20:45 Wellington Central until 20:45 Wellington Central
  • 3 from Wellington to Manawatu Wanganui starting from 07:55 Wellington until 07:55 Wellington

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

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

Bus

Travelling from Wellington to Manawatu Wanganui 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 Wellington and Manawatu Wanganui

InterCity Group

Train

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 Wellington to Palmerston North?

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
  • 1000 took a train