Wellington Airport Bus

Wellington Airport (WLG), formerly known as Rongotai Airport is an international airport serving Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. It is the third-busiest airport in New Zealand with over 6 million passengers each year. The airport serves as a hub for Air New Zealand. It is located about 5 km from Wellington city centre, so there are several ways of getting to and from the airport.

How to get from Wellington Airport to Wellington

Airport bus

The Airport Flyer bus service has stopped operating. Currently, the airport is working on a new shuttle service, more information coming soon.

City bus

There is a regular bus service Metlink Route 2 that connects the airport with Seatoun, making a stop in Wellington. The bus station is located only a few minutes walking from the airport. When boarding the bus, make sure it goes in the direction of Seatoun and not Karori. 


If you prefer a more comfortable ride and don’t like using public transport, taking a taxi might be an option. At Wellington Airport, you will find taxi ranks outside the baggage claim area. The approximate price for a ride to Wellington is up to 40 NZD (~€23). The journey takes up to 25 minutes, depending on the traffic.


Another way to travel from Wellington Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Renting a car

Those who prefer to explore the area on their own, the best option would be to rent a car directly at the airport. You will find offices of several rental agencies at the airport. However, you can always rent a car online and avoid potential queues at the airport.

Renting a bus

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.


FAQ – Wellington Airport

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

No, that shouldn’t be a problem as public transport operates till around midnight. But if you still find yourself arriving when there are no buses operating, consider taking a taxi or a private transfer.

Can I exchange money at the airport?

Yes, you will find a lot of currency exchange services with more than 40 currencies available. 

Is there a free WiFi service available at the airport?

Yes, the airport offers free WIFI service for all passengers.

I continue my journey outside Wellington, are there any direct lines from the airport?

Not directly from the airport, besides the already mentioned places, but you can reach the main bus station in Wellington to check your options. You can also search for your desired routes directly on GetByBus

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