Upper Hutt is easy to access and navigate, and only a 35 minute drive from Wellington City. While residents and businesses enjoy Upper Hutt’s free and plentiful parking, the city boasts an extensive public transport network.

The rail and road system is a thoughtfully structured skeleton providing a circulation system for the entire city. State Highway 2 or the many train stations on the Hutt Valley line offer a quick thoroughfare to the city centre.

Trucks and rail freight can move comfortably through Upper Hutt, delivering to and from harbour ports and Wellington’s International Airport, a 40minute drive from Upper Hutt. Goods are easily freighted north over the Rimutaka Hills to anywhere in the North Island.

From central Wellington, there is access to the South Island via ferry and domestic and international air travel and freight available from Wellington Airport.

Drive times (at most times of the day)

From Upper Hutt to:

Wellington City 30 minutes
Ferry Terminal 25 minutes
Airport 40 minutes
Lower Hutt 15 minutes
Porirua City 25 minutes
Paraparaumu 50 minutes
Levin 1 hour 25 minutes
Palmerston North 2 hours

Flight times (approximate and minimum)

From Wellington International Airport to:

Auckland 1 hour and 5 minutes
Christchurch 1 hour
Dunedin 1 hour and 15 minutes
Sydney 3 hours and 45 minutes
Brisbane 3 hours and 50 minutes
Melbourne 4 hours and 5 minutes
Perth 10 hours


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Last updated on 06 Nov 2018