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Wellington (WLG):
Location: 
8 km/5 Miles SE of the City centre.
Airport Overview:
One terminal with departures upstairs and arrivals on the lower level. Buses and shuttles depart from the lower level. There is a single arrivals area for both domestic and international flights.


By Taxi:
Location: Taxis wait outside baggage claim on the lower level. There are 2 taxi ranks: one for Wellington Combined Taxis and one for all other companies.
Typical Costs: To the Terrace NZ$30-35/15-20 mins. To Lambton Quay $28-32/15 mins, Railway Station $28-32/15-20 mins, Courtenay Place $23-26/15 mins, Seatoun $15-18, Johnsonville $45-50, Tawa $50-60, Porirua $70-80, Lower Hutt $60-65/~30 mins & Upper Hutt $85-95.
Taxi Companies: Wellington Combined Taxis, Tel +64 (4) 384 4444, 0800 384 444 or email bookings@taxis.co.nz. Regency Cabs (03) 877 877 or 0800 470 6050. Airport Taxis Ltd Tel (04) 389 9999. Wellington Taxi (03) 888 882.

By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
Metlink Bus 91 - Flyer to Wellington city centre & Hutt Valley: Bus 91 - Flyer is a bus service between the airport, Wellington & Hutt Valley. Buses stop on the ground floor, southern end, outside the terminal entrance and are bright orange. To find the bus stop, exit the baggage claim area and turn right. At the end of the building is the bus stop. Buses drop at the airport upper level. See online Timetable.
Route from the Airport: Airport (outside arrivals) - Kilburnie Shops/Rongotai Rd - Hataitai Village - Wellington City (Pirie St Bus Terminal - Courtenay Place - Willis St - Lambton Quay - Molesworth St/Parliament, stop E) - Petone (Jackson St/ANZ Bank) - Lower Hutt (Queensgate Stop A) - Hutt Hospital - Taita Station (High St, Stop B) - Stokes Valley Entrance (Stop C) - Silverstream Station (Fergusson Drive) - Fergusson Dr/Barton Rd - Trentham School - Upper Hutt Station (Stop A). On weekends, not all buses go beyond Lower Hutt. Route to the Airport: The reverse of the above, but in Wellington city it stops at Wellington Station (Stop C) instead of Molesworth St.
Timings from the Airport: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every 30 mins 0720-2020. Buses leaving the airport at 1750 and beyond terminate at Lower Hutt. Buses leave the airport on weekends & holidays at 0750, 0850, 0950, then every 30 mins until 1850, 1950 & 2050. Note: Buses leaving the airport at 20 mins past the hours 1020-1820, and all buses after 1820 terminate at Lower Hutt.
Timings from the City Centre: Buses leave the city centre (Wellington Station, Stop C) Mon-Fri at 0545, 0615, 0645, 0710, 0750, 0810, 0840, 0915, 0940, 1015, then every 30 mins until 1945. Weekends & Holidays at 0615, 0715, 0815, 0915, then every 30 mins until 1715 & 1815.
Timings from Hutt Valley: Buses leave Lower Hutt Mon-Fri ~every 30 mins 0525-1925, and on weekends & holidays every 60 mins 0555-0855, then every 30 mins until 1855 & 1955. Buses leave Upper Hutt Mon-Fri ~every 30 mins 0650-1855, and on weekends & holidays every 60 mins 0825-1925.
Cost: Calculated on a zonal basis. From the airport to Wellington city centre Adult NZ$5.50/Child $3/20 mins. All day pass available for $10. To Kilbirnie Shops $3.50/$2/10 mins. To Hataitai $4.50/$2.50/12 mins. To Lower Hutt $6.50/$3.50/45 mins. To Upper Hutt Station $6.50/$3.50/1 hr 15 mins. Note: Fares were due to increase on 01Oct10, so see here for latest details.
Contact: Tel 0800 801 700 or see www.metlink.org.nz.

By Shuttle Van:
General: Shuttles depart from the lower level, right outside the door to baggage claim. Once you have boarded the shuttle, it is required to depart within 5 mins. The following companies operate:
Typical Costs: The following are costs for the first passenger. Generally extra passengers going to the same address in the same party are charged $5. To the Terrace NZ$14-16, Lambton Quay $14-16, Railway Station $14-16, Courtenay Place $14-16, Seatoun $12-15, Johnsonville $30-32, Tawa $32-35, Porirua $38-40, Lower Hutt $34-36 & Upper Hutt $48-50.
SuperShuttle: The door to door shared van service meets all flights. Find them at the shuttle rank immediately outside the terminal main exit doorway adjacent to the baggage collection area. Cost: Wellington Airport to the City $15 + $4 for each extra person travelling in same group together to same destination - Exclusive charter of vehicle $45. Contact: For advance bookings call 0800 748 885 (0800 SHUTTLE).
Co-Op shuttle: Operates all over the Wellington area. Cost: to the city centre $15 for the first passenger, and $5 for each extra. To Karori Central $22 ($5), Paremata $40 (5), Wainuiomata $45 ($5) & Trentham $46 ($5). Charter of vans also available. Contact: Tel (04) 387 8787.
Kiwi Star Shuttles: Runs to the Greater Wellington area, Hutt Valley, Porirua & Kapiti Coast 24 hrs a day. Contact: Tel 021 0390011.
Budget Shuttles: Runs shuttles to Wellington city, Horowhenua & the Kapiti Coast. Cost: To the Railway station $10 per person. Contact: Tel 021 147 9240.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Budget, EUROPCAR, Hertz & Thrifty all have desks in the arrivals/baggage claim area.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
Short Term: 3 different options available:
Premium: Up to 29 mins $3.50, 59 mins $7, 89 mins $10.50, 2 hrs $14, each extra hour $3, daily max $32. Each extra day $32.
Uncovered: Up to 29 mins $3, 59 mins $6, 89 mins $9, 2 hrs $12, each extra hour $2, daily max $23. Each extra day $23.
Value: Up to 29 mins $2, 59 mins $4, 89 mins $6, 2 hrs $8, each extra hour $2, daily max $18. Each extra day $18.
Long Term: Free shuttles run between the terminal and the long stay car park during its opening hours (all day and night except between 2am and 4am).
Cost: First day $25, each extra day $8.

Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities available.
Notes:
ATMs/cash machines available in the terminal.
Airport Tax:
Intl Departure Tax: Children under 2 years Nil, Children 2-12 years $10, all other passengers NZ$25. Passengers transiting for 24 hrs or less are not required to pay tax.
Airport Website:
www.wellington-airport.co.nz
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Airport Tel No:
+64 (04) 385 5100.
Updated Oct10 www. Last Visit May07. [back].[top]

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