Public transport

Wellington's extensive public transport network includes bus services, five passenger rail lines, a cable car, and the harbour ferry services.

Plan your journey

See a journey planner, and check out the timetables, routes and fares for all public transport options in the Wellington region: Plan your journey - Metlink

The Metlink public transport network in the Wellington region is managed by Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Wellington buses.


Wellington's bus network serves around 2,800 stops on 108 routes.

Bus timetables

List of all bus timetables

Wellington train.


Wellington region’s passenger rail network is made up of five lines travelling to Johnsonville, Waikanae, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Masterton.

Train timetables

Wellington cable car with a view of the harbour.

Cable car (Kelburn)

The Wellington Cable Car is a cable railway that runs between Lambton Quay, the main shopping street in the city centre, and the top of the Botanic Garden in Kelburn, where there is a view overlooking the city and harbour, The cable car climbs 120 m over a length of 612 m. The one way trip takes approximately five minutes.

Cable car timetable

Wellington ferry.

Ferries (Wellington Harbour)

Ferries within Wellington’s harbour operate between central Wellington and Days Bay (near Eastbourne), Seatoun, and Matiu/Somes Island.

Due to earthquake damage at Petone Wharf, services to Petone are cancelled until further notice.

Ferry timetable

Wellington Harbour ferry timetable