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.
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.
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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