The capital city of New Zealand is a small city with plenty of attitude. With Wellington Harbour on one side and mountains on the other, the North Island’s windy city is a picturesque place with plenty of culture to discover and a vibrant nightlife to indulge in. It’s the best of cosmopolitan living combined with New Zealand’s famous scenery.
Airports in Wellington
Wellington International Airport (WLG) serves the city of Wellington from the suburb of Rongotai. Although it serves the country’s capital, it’s only the third busiest airport in the country. You might want to hold on to your seat during landing: Wellington Airport has a reputation for choppy landings thanks to the big winds of the Cook Strait.
Airlines that fly to Wellington
There are no direct flights from the UK to Wellington. You can fly indirect with Etihad Airways, China Southern, Air New Zealand, KLM, Virgin Australia, Air France, and Qantas.
Getting into Wellington
The Airport Flyer Bus route 91 departs the airport every 20 minutes and travels via the city centre to Lower Hutt. The buses have free Wi-Fi on board, and one way tickets cost $9* (about £4.50). There’s also a taxi rank outside the terminal. If you’re planning a driving holiday around the North Island you can hire your car at the airport from Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, or Europcar New Zealand.
*Prices subject to change
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Airports near Wellington
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