Wellington to Auckland

Wellington to Auckland

  Oct 1, 2021, 6 trips (NZD 173 – NZD 0)

Wellington to Auckland Schedule

Wellington to Auckland Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
New Zealand Rail First Class seat 07:55 - 19:09NZD 199
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ547808:30 - 09:45NZD 231.17
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ129210:30 - 11:35NZD 173.38

Transportation from Wellington to Auckland

How to get from Wellington to Auckland

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you NZD 320.42 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere NZD 199.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 23 hours to travel between Wellington and Auckland depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Wellington and Auckland. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 22h 45m to reach Auckland.

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

Travelling between Wellington and Auckland can be as cheap as NZD 199.00 if you opt for a New Zealand Rail train and as expensive as NZD 320.42 if you buy a Air New Zealand flight 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 Auckland ?

  • 1 from Wellington to Auckland starting from 06:05 Auckland Airport until 12:20 Auckland Airport
  • 1 from Wellington to Auckland starting from 07:55 Auckland Strand until 07:55 Auckland Strand

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

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Wellington to Auckland, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as NZD 199.00.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Wellington and Auckland

Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways


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 Auckland?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% decided to fly