There are many ways to get to and from Whanganui, including by road or by air. Whanganui airport is only a short drive from the town centre.

By Road

Whanganui is situated in the North Island and is easily accessible.

Approx drive time and distances to other cities:




Approx Drive Time

Whanganui to Palmerston North



1 hour 10 mins

Whanganui to Wellington



2 hours 45 mins

Your clients can get around the North Island by coach with InterCity Coachlines or a number of other suppliers.

Driving Routes
Clients can access Whanganui using State Highway 1 from Wellington. When travelling to Whanganui from New Plymouth the main route will also take them through Palmerston North.

The Whanganui River Road takes clients through Whanganui district and alongside the Whanganui River also.

By Air

Whanganui airport is the main airport and offers domestic services.

Domestic airlines include:
Air New Zealand

Approx flying time to other cities:


Approx Flying Time

Whanganui to Wellington

35 mins

Whanganui to Auckland

1 hour

Getting to and from the airport

Whanganui airport is a 10 minute drive from the town centre. 

The main transport option available to the town centre is via a taxi (approx $10-15).

Getting Around Whanganui

Getting around the town centres is easy by foot, however clients can also drive or hire a rental car.