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Wellington Cab Fares: Taxi Prices in Wellington

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How much is a taxi in Wellington?

You need to get somewhere fast and you don’t care how much it costs: then getting a taxi in Wellington is your best option. Although the city centre attractions are close to each other, the rest of Wellington is spread out across districts, so you can be forgiven for not feeling like walking absolutely everywhere. But what are the typical taxi prices in Wellington?

Because Wellington city centre is where most backpackers stay when visiting Wellington, we have listed the taxi prices below to or from the city centre. We’ve also kept in mind the most-visited destinations for taxi travellers, like the airport and Wellington’s top attractions.

Taxi tip: pay with cash! Although most taxi companies accept credit or EFTPOS, it usually comes with an extra cost. We all know backpackers would do anything to make a saving!

Taxi companies in Wellington

  • Wellington Combined Taxis
  • Green Cabs (budget)
  • Kiwi Cabs (budget)
  • Capital Taxis
  • Eco Taxis (budget)
  • Wellington Star Taxis
  • Corporate Cabs
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Taking a taxi between Wellington Airport and Wellington City Centre

As one of New Zealand’s international airports and a main domestic flight destination, the trip between the Wellington CBD and Wellington Airport is very common. At the airport, just walk outside of the baggage claim area on Level 0 of the the main terminal and you’ll an onslaught of taxis waiting.

From the city centre, there are a couple of taxi companies that offer flat rates of NZ$20-$25. However, be sure to book ask in advance about the flat rates. It’s also worth noting that some companies only offer flat rates from the CBD to the airport, not the other way around.

Otherwise, if you are just hopping in a taxi and paying by the meter, expect to pay NZ$26-$35 to between the airport and city centre.

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Taxi Prices between Wellington city centre and Wellington’s main attractions

If you need a super quick and direct ride to Wellington’s main points of interest, then this is the list for you. These taxi fares are between the attraction and the CBD.

  • Beehive – NZ$15-$21
  • Mt Victoria Lookout – NZ$16-$23
  • Botanic Gardens – NZ$17-$23
  • Wellington Zoo – NZ$18-$24
  • Zealandia – NZ$22-$30
  • Weta Cave & Workshop – NZ$26-$35
  • Petone – NZ$43-$57
  • Outlet City – NZ$49-$64
  • Lower Hutt – NZ$50-$66
  • Porirua – NZ$65-$86
  • East Harbour Regional Park – NZ$70-$93

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How does this compare with other New Zealand cities?

Check out the taxi prices in New Zealand’s largest cities:

Alternative City transport in Wellington

Other ways to get around

Wellington has a decent public transportation network well worth checking out if you are wanting to save the cents.

  • Take the bus – there’s a huge bus network operating in Wellington.
  • Train – the Wellington train network services the Johnsonville, Melling, Kapiti, Hutt and Wairarapa areas.
  • From the airport, there are shuttles taking you to straight to your destination or the cheapest option is the Airport Flyer, a bus service operating like a normal inner city bus service with set stops along the way.
  • Walk! A lot of the inner city attractions can be got to by foot.

For more information, see Public Transport in Wellington.

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