Getting to Nelson
Nelson Airport (external link) is an 8km drive from the city centre. Regular domestic services run by Air New Zealand and Sounds Air (external links) connect Nelson with several major South Island centres and Wellington in the North Island.
Taxi and shuttle services operate daily from the front of the terminal and a number of rental car agencies are located within the terminal building. Short and long term parking is available.
Nelson is a 2 hour, 110km drive from Picton, a 5.5 hour, 210km journey from Wellington (including the ferry trip) and a 6 hour, 430km drive from Christchurch. Find out more travel times and distances from Nelson.
A range of intercity bus and shuttle services are available. Contact your nearest i-Site (external link) for bus and shuttle service availability and bookings.
Getting around Nelson
Visitors taking the self-drive option can go to Automobile Association of New Zealand (external link) for access to Nelson road maps. These maps also have information on parking options and bus stops around Nelson.