Victoria University of Wellington

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Wellington University
(Wellington, New Zealand)

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. It is a compact city with a downtown that can be accessed in an easy 2-km / 1-mile trip. The best way to travel around the city is on foot, allowing visitors to see and appreciate the many breathtaking scenic spots in the city. The city's efficient public transport system enables locals and visitors alike to get around the city with ease.

From the city centre, the university's Kelburn campus can be reached within a 10- to 15-minute walk. Visitors can also take other modes of transportation to get to the campus.

Travel by Air

Wellington International Airport serves various airlines including Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Qantas, and Polynesian Airlines, all of which offer regular flights to and from the Pacific Islands and Australia. It also offers domestic airline services to the other major cities in the country.

From the terminal building of the airport, the city centre or downtown Wellington can be reached in just a 15-minute drive. Visitors can take the shuttle buses and taxi services available outside the airport.

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Car Hire and Road Travel

Wellington is located at the convergence of State Motorways 1 and 2, which come together to form the Wellington Urban Highway. Renting a private vehicle is a cheap and efficient way to explore the city and its surroundings.

The majority of the main hire firms have depots in Wellington so you always have the option to hire a car on-the-spot. For the best deals we advise you arrange car rental in advance online where our online booking supplier offers the most attractive prices from a number of rental firms such as National, Europcar, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo and Budget.

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Car Parking

Travelling around Wellington by car is highly recommended because traffic is not very heavy and there are many spectacular sights along the way. Rental cars are available in many places in the city and they are also a convenient way to get around the city. Visitors will not find it hard to locate the university because signs can be found along the road that point to the different campuses of the university.

Parking at the university is at a premium. The VUWSA organizes student car parking, and it gives priority to students with disabilities. To avoid parking hassles, students are advised to use public transport.

Travel by Trains and Rail

Wellington offers the best suburban railway system and service in all of New Zealand. It has regular and electric trains operating frequently.

To get to the university by train, visitors should get off at the Wellington Railway Station, which is a two-minute walk from the city centre. From there, they can easily walk, take a bus or a taxi to get to the university.

Travel by Buses and Coach

The city has several bus services that not only stop at the different campuses of the university but also at the many tourist sites in the city. Visitors can take bus number 17 with a route from Karori Park to Railway Station near Pipitea campus; bus number 18 with a route from Karori Mall to the Show Buildings passing by Kelburn, Karori, and Te Aro campuses; bus number 20 with a route from Highbury to Mt Victoria passing by the Kelburn campus, the Railway Station near Pipitea Campus, and the Courtenay Place; bus number 22 with a route from Mairangi to Southgate passing by Newtown and Rintoul St.; and bus number 23 with a route from Mairangi to Houghton Bay, passing by Newtown and Melrose.

Travel by Taxi

For an easier and more comfortable ride to the campus and around the city, visitors can easily take a taxi. However, most of the taxis in the city charge non-standardised fares, so visitors are advised to look for a taxi company that offers low rates.

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