Airport Express Bus

From 1 July 2022 you can take the new Airport Express service between Wellington Airport and the Wellington Railway Station.

The service runs seven days a week with a timetable designed around airport departure and arrival times and services from Wellington Railway Station.

Nine new purpose-built electric buses will run a high frequency of approximately 10-20 minutes depending on the time of day, except for the first few morning services and evening services.

Travel time between the railway station and the airport is around 25-35 minutes, depending on traffic. More information including timetable and stops is available here.


Payment is accepted with a Snapper card, cash, or contactless debit or credit card.

As per the government's half price fares initiative, a 50% discount applies to fares on the Airport Express until 31 August 2022.

Paying by Snapper Card will cost $7.51 per person, and $9.50 per person cash or contactless payment.

SuperGold card and Veteran card holders travel for free during off-peak (weekdays 9am – 3pm and after 6.30pm, weekends and public holidays)

Onboard features

Free Wi-Fi and USB charging are available to passengers, along with luggage storage.

Where to catch

At Wellington Station the AX departs and arrives at Stop A, which is only a short walk under cover to Wellington Railway Station

Stopping through Wellington’s CBD (from Lambton Quay, Willis Street, Manners Street to Courtenay Place). Stops are within 5 minutes' walk to most of the central city’s hotels, offices and attractions.

At Wellington International Airport, the bus departs and pick-up from the AX bus stop outside the airport terminal.

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