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Flights from Tokyo (Narita) (NRT) to Wellington (WLG)

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Visiting from Tokyo (Narita) to Wellington

Wellington travel information

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s south most point on the Cook Strait. It’s situated at the south- western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. The city encompasses a waterfront promenade, lovely beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Strong winds through the Cook Strait give it the nickname "Windy Wellington". Discover Wellington that’s surrounded by nature with a mix of cultures, history and cuisine. 

When to visit

Best time to visit  Wellington

The best time to visit Wellington is in summer which is the city's warmest and sunniest time of year with temperatures hitting between of 19°C and 20°C. Autumn between March and May when the weather begins to cool which means it's a great time to take advantage of Wellington's many museums and galleries.  Winter, which spans from June to August, is considered the low season, and it's typically characterised by strong gusty Antarctic winds. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Wellington Airport (WLG)Opens external site in a new window. It  is an international airport located in the suburb of Rongotai in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Wellington Airport is located just a 20-minute drive from the Wellington CBD.  

Arriving in Wellington

The friendly staff at Wellington Airport will give greet you when you land, and from there, getting into the city is simple. 

Getting into Wellington from Wellington airport  

Wellington Airport is 8 kilometres away from the Central Business District (CBD). The average journey by taxi is around 15-25 minutes depending on traffic flow and time of day. Taxi ranks can be found directly outside the baggage claim area on the Ground Floor of the main terminal. An airport shuttle is a cheaper option with the rank outside the main terminal and can be pre-booked in advance. Wellington airport offers convenient car rental services from a variety of operators and making a reservation is easy. It's a great way to explore the region at your own pace. Car sharing services are available, along with the Metlink Route 2 public bus service.  

Getting around Wellington

Wellington’s compact city centre means that it’s incredibly easy to get around - on foot or on a bike, by public transport, rideshare or private car. Alternatively, book a guided tour from a local company to explore hidden local gems and meet some of Wellington's local personalities. Wellington has an excellent public transport system with buses, trains and ferries. The Wellington Cable Car leaves from downtown Wellington to the leafy, village-like suburb of Kelburn. At the top of the Cable Car, you will find some of the best views of Wellington. Cycling, shuttle services and taxis are also available to get you where you need to go in Wellington. 

Narita travel information

Narita is a city in Chiba Prefecture, roughly 60 kilometers east of central Tokyo. Narita's main tourist attraction is Naritasan, a popular Buddhist temple with a history of over 1000 years. But the city and surroundings have several other attractions to visit. Other sights to see are Sawara Town, Museum of History, Katori Shrine and public bath houses.

When to visit

Best time to visit Tokyo (Narita)

The best time to visit Tokyo is in Spring between March and April to view the famous cherry blossoms in full bloom. Some popular spots are the Shinjuku Gyoen park and Ueno Park. Temperatures range from 1°C – 12.1°C. Autumn is a popular time to visit to experience the colours of the trees with comfortable temperatures. If you plan to visit in winter (December to March) you’ll experience the amazing dazzling winter lights, Japanese New Year festivals and hot springs. Temperatures are cold, ranging from -4°C – 1°C. In Summer (June to August) temperatures range from 26°C to 31°C. It’s a good time to visit the beaches located within a 1-2 hour train ride in nearby Chiba and Kanagawa and on the Izu Peninsula.

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What is the main airport called?

Narita International Airport (NRT).Opens external site in a new window Also known as Tokyo-Narita, formerly and originally known as New Tokyo International Airport, is the secondary international airport in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan and the closest international airport to the cities of Narita, Kozaki and Tomisato. It has three terminals connected by a free shuttle

Arriving in Narita (Tokyo)

The helpful staff at Narita International Airport will greet you when you arrive. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Tokyo from Narita International Airport

The most comfortable way of travel between Narita Airport and Tokyo Station is the JR Narita Express (NEX). The one-way journey takes roughly one hour with regular departures. The JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service) is the slower but cheaper JR alternative to the Narita Express. The one-way trip takes roughly 90 minutes. Take the Keisei Skyliner  train from Narita Airport to Nippori Station (about 40 minutes, 2520 yen) and transfer to the JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line to get to Tokyo Station. Limousine buses to Tokyo Station depart Narita Airport every 15 to 20 minutes. Several bus companies offer connections to various places in the Tokyo area. As Narita Airport is located about 60 km outside of Tokyo, a taxi ride into central Tokyo is very expensive.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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