Two of Wellington's most popular attractions can be reached by bus.

The best way to sort your trip to Wellington Zoo or Zealandia is to use our Journey Planner.

Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo (external link) is in Newtown. There are a number of Metlink buses that take you to the Zoo or within a 10 to 15 minute walk. If you don't want to walk, hop off outside Wellington Hospital and wait for Bus 23 heading towards Houghton Bay at Wellington Hospital Stop C – these run every 30 minutes during the day and weekends and every 20 minutes during morning peak times and will take you right to the Zoo entrance.

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Bus 1 (external link)

Runs every 10 minutes on weekdays, and 15 minutes on weekends. You can either get off at Stop 6123 in Rintoul Street and walk 10 to 12 minutes to the Zoo. Or you can hop off at Wellington Hospital Stop A and transfer to Bus 23 (Wellington Hospital Stop C) heading towards Houghton Bay and get dropped at the Zoo entrance.

Bus 3 (external link)

Runs through Newtown from Wellington Station every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on the weekends. You can either hop off at Stop 6021 in Constable Street and walk 10 to 15 minutes to the Zoo. Or you can hop off at Wellington Hospital Stop A and transfer to Bus 23 (Wellington Hospital Stop C) heading towards Houghton Bay and get dropped off at the Zoo entrance.

Bus 23 (external link)

Runs between Kingston and Houghton Bay via Newtown. You can hop on Bus 23 headed towards Houghton Bay and it will drop you at the Zoo entrance. You can hop on Bus 23 from Wellington Hospital Stop C. Bus 23 runs every 30 minutes during the day and weekends and every 20 minutes during morning peak times.

Bus 29 (external link)

Runs between Brooklyn and Newtown via Owhiro Bay and Southgate. Hop off at Stop 6941 on Russell Terrace and it is a seven-minute walk to the Zoo entrance. 

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Zealandia

Zealandia (external link) is in Karori. A number of Metlink buses take you within two minutes walk. If you want a real Wellington experience, catch the cable car to Kelburn and walk around two kilometres to Zealandia. Otherwise we have a good selection of Metlink buses that will get you to there – here are some suggestions:

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Bus 2 (external link)

Runs between Seatoun and Karori. Get off at Stop 5320 - Zealandia at Chaytor Street and follow the Zealandia signs down Waiapu Road. Bus 2 runs approximately every 10 minutes from the city between 8am and 6pm on weekdays, every 15 minutes during the weekend 9am-6.30pm on Saturdays, and 10am-6pm on Sundays and public holidays. Please refer to the timetable for specific times.

Bus 21 (external link) Runs between Courtenay Place and Karori approximately every 30 minutes between 9am and 8.30pm, on weekdays with extra services at peak times. Runs approximately every 30 minutes 9.30am-5.30pm on Saturdays, and hourly on Sundays and public holidays.  Hop off at Stop 5380 - Birdwood Street and follow the Zealandia signs down Waiapu Road. Please refer to the timetable for specific times, as some weekday services terminate at Victoria University, Kelburn Parade.
Bus 22 (external link) Runs between Wellington Station and Johnsonville. Jump off at Stop 5920 Zealandia – Northland Tunnel Road and follow the Zealandia signs down Waiapu Road. Services depart Wellington Station towards Zealandia approximately every 30 minutes between 9am and 8.30pm on weekdays, 9.30am-5.30pm on Saturdays, and hourly on Sundays and public holidays. Please refer to the timetable for specific times, as some weekday services terminate at Victoria University, Kelburn Parade.
Bus 25  (external link) Runs between Khandallah to Highbury via Wellington Station and Victoria Street. Services are approximately every 30 minutes between 8.30am and 6pm on weekdays, 9am-5pm on Saturdays, and hourly on Sundays and public holidays. Jump off at Stop 5942 on Moana Road and follow the connecting walkway from Moana Road down to Waiapu Road. Please refer to the timetable for specific times, as some weekday services terminate at Victoria Street.

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