Welcome to Wellington - getting around on our buses, trains and harbour ferries
We are very proud of the coolest little capital in the world and we have a great public transport network to help you make the most of your visit to Wellington.
There is a lot to do in the greater Wellington region to keep you busy between games - and most attractions can be easily reached on our Metlink trains, buses and harbour ferries.
You might want to jump on a train and go to Wairarapa for a day (external link) ; catch the harbour ferry from the CBD to Days Bay (external link) ; or, hop on Bus Route 24 to drop you off at Te Papa (external link) , our national museum.
The Metlink website can help you plan your journey to see the sights:
The Journey Planner will give you up to three travel options to get from your location to your destination based on the closest departure times. It will deliver train, bus, and harbour ferry options.
You can refine your search by selecting "More Options" which allows you to specify departure times and modes of transport.
Locate (external link) includes Wellington's top destinations and attractions. Find the destination you want to visit. Click on the pin and then the link. It will automatically load into the Journey Planner and give you travel options.
It also allows you to track buses, trains and harbour ferries.
Getting to and from the Stadium
Parking in Wellington City is limited and we recommend getting our trains or buses to the games, especially if you have come by campervan:
- Catch the train, it takes you right to Westpac Stadium. Ramps at Wellington Railway Station take you up to the concourse - about a 5 minute walk
- Catch the bus and get off at Lambton Interchange which means a 10 minute walk to get you to Westpac Stadium. We recommend you take the spiral on Thorndon Quay (by Freedom Furniture) rather than going through Wellington Railway Station
Tickets and fares
We don't accept eftpos or credit cards on our buses or trains - cash only on trains and ferries, and cash or Snapper Card on buses
You can buy train tickets from ticket offices at railway stations and ticket agents. You might want to get these tickets to get you to and from the game or around our region:
Train Event ticket
Gets you to and from Westpac Stadium on the day of the games:
Hutt Valley & Kapiti Line
Train day or weekend passes
Go sightseeing around the greater Wellington region by train:
- Day Rover ticket - $14.00: Provides unlimited travel for one day on the Kapiti, Upper Hutt, and Johnsonville Metlink train services. Available for travel after 9:00 am on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays. This does not include travel on the Wairarapa Line.
- 3 Day Weekend Rover ticket - $21.00: Available for travel from 4:30 am on Friday until midnight on Sunday. Provides unlimited travel on the Kapiti, Upper Hutt, and Johnsonville Metlink train services. This does not include travel on the Wairarapa Line.
- Wairarapa Day Excursion ticket - Adult $22.00, Child $11.00: A same day return fare for travel between Wellington and Wairarapa. Available on all Metlink train services except those services scheduled to depart Masterton before 9:00 am, Monday to Friday. This ticket can be purchased on-board the train.
Purchase single tickets or BusAbout tickets on the bus (cash only):
- BusAbout - Wellington and Hutt Valley - $9.50: Unlimited travel for one person for one day (after 9.00am on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays) on GO Wellington and Valley Flyer bus services. This ticket cannot be used on After Midnight services, Airport Flyer and Stadium Shuttles. This ticket is available from bus drivers
Combined bus and train
- Metlink Explorer ticket - $21.00: Unlimited travel for one day after 9.00am on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays on Valley Flyer, Mana Coach Services, Newlands Coach Service, GO Wellington, Airport Flyer, and Metlink train (excluding Wairarapa and Capital Connection) services. This ticket allows you to take a child (aged 5-15) for free. Children aged under 5 travel for free. Available from bus drivers, train staff and from ticket offices in the train stations.