Wellington to Palmerston North

Wellington to Palmerston North

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Transportation from Wellington to Palmerston North

Wellington to Palmerston North destination reviews

MB
Bus Standard, InterCity Group, Nov 10, 2019
Perfect journey...would only suggest some visible signs/ direction within the airport to help locate where the inter city coaches are located!
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How to get from Wellington to Palmerston North

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you NZD 620.95 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere NZD 3.57.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 20 hours to travel between Wellington and Palmerston North depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Wellington and Palmerston North. Train will bring you to your destination in 2h 5m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 19h 50m 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 3.57 if you opt for a New Zealand Rail train and as expensive as NZD 620.95 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 Palmerston North ?

  • 1 from Wellington to Manawatu Wanganui starting from 09:45 Palmerston North Airport until 15:05 Palmerston North Airport
  • 1 from Wellington to Manawatu Wanganui starting from 07:55 Palmerston North until 07:55 Palmerston North

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?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Wellington to Manawatu Wanganui, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as NZD 426.79.

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 Manawatu Wanganui

Air New Zealand

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 Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% took a train