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Getting here and around

It is easy to get from Wellington to Hutt Valley with a 20km trip north of the capital by a range of transportation options.  Travel by rail, road or boat to the Hutt Valley - home to attractions that you simply must see during your visit!  From great coffee to awesome outdoor activities, art museums, and galleries with a sprinkling of arts and culture.

Interislander Ferry
Interislander Ferry

By air

Lower Hutt is within easy reach of Wellington airport (travel time from the airport to Lower Hutt is approximately 30 minutes by car). Air New Zealand operates regular daily flights in and out of Wellington. The Airport Flyer bus runs to and from Wellington Airport (via Wellington City) to lower Hutt.


By sea

Being in close proximity to Wellington's ferry terminal, travellers from the South Island can travel from Picton to Wellington with Bluebridge or Interislander, where there awaits a range of transportation options (shuttles to Wellington train station, rental cars, taxis) to get to Lower Hutt.


By train and bus

Lower Hutt is serviced by an excellent public transport system. Tranz Metro operates a regular (half-hourly) train service between Wellington and the Hutt Valley, with stations at regular intervals, which service Lower Hutt suburbs. For travellers north of Wellington, Tranzrail operates rail services into Wellington from most major cities in New Zealand.


The Airport Flyer is an express bus service that runs every 15 minutes from Wellington International Airport to either Wellington CBD or Westfield Queensgate in Lower Hutt.

The Airport Flyer buses were purpose built for the route with leather style coach style seats with extra leg room and air conditioning for comfort. Easier access to and larger luggage storage makes travelling to and from the airport with luggage easier. Wide doors and low floors provide better wheel chair and push chair access and CCTV provides for increased passenger security.

There is also FREE Wi-Fi (wireless internet access) onboard.

In bus TV screens display route information, weather and news updates along with flight arrival and departure information from Wellington airport. Automatic announcements advise passengers of the next stop.


The Valley Flyer runs a regular bus service connecting Lower Hutt with the rest of the Hutt Valley and Wellington.


Contact a Hutt Valley i-SITE Visitor Centre to find out more details or to book your trip to Lower hutt.


Getting around the valley

Hiring a bike is a great way to get around and access points along the river and into the hills which you just wouldn't see from a car.  For more infomation about hiring a bike contact Hutt City i-SITE Visitor Centre, Phone +64 4 560 4715 or email


To view local bus timetables go to the Metlink website or you can contact an i-SITE Visitor Centre for free timetables, fare information and booking services. 


The East by West Ferry have more information about their services across Wellington harbour from Days Bay, Eastbourne to Matiu Somes Island and Queens Wharf, Wellington.


To book a rental car visit a Hutt Valley i-SITE Visitor Centre.


Online street maps are available or drop into an i-SITE Visitor Centre for free local and New Zealand wide maps and information.

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