Petone Transportation

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    Wellington Harbour Ferry - only for a Cruise

    by Kakapo2 Updated Nov 29, 2009

    The Wellington Harbour Ferry, leaving at Queen’s Wharf and Days Bay respectively, goes to Petone on weekends only, and not very frequently. So it is rather useless as a serious means of transportation. You better get on the bus or train (see extra tips).

    The only ferry that leaves Queen’s Wharf headed for Petone (via Matiu/Somes Island) leaves at 2.30pm. The journey takes half an hour. If you stay on that ferry, you would get to Days Bay (including a second stop at the island) in another 20 minutes. Give it another 30 minutes, and you are in Seatoun, and again 20 minutes later back at Queen’s Wharf. This trip would be the so-called Harbour Explorer Excursion that takes 1.40 hours in total.

    The fare is NZ$ 17 (as Nov. 2009).

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    The Train = the fastest Way, but not always

    by Kakapo2 Written Nov 29, 2009

    It surely is the fastest way to get from Wellington to Petone if you take the train. The trip takes only 12 minutes. The disadvantage is that you have to get to the Railway Station first, and if you do not stay nearby you might lose the advantage.

    The first outbound train leaves at 5.25am during the week and at 7.05am on weekends (the next one at 8.05am, then every 30 min). The last train with stop in Petone leaves Wellington at 11.05pm during the week and on weekends.

    Take care not to get on an express train. They do not stop in Petone.

    First and last train departures from Petone to Wellington during the week are at 5.03am and 11.33pm, and on the weekend at 6.33am and 11.33pm.

    If you want to check timetables check out the Hutt Valley line.

    The single fare is NZ$ 4.50, and 3.50 off-peak (as Nov. 2009).

    Off-peak times are weekdays from 9am to 3pm, and after 6.30pm, and at all times on weekends and public holidays.

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    The Bus = frequent and convenient

    by Kakapo2 Written Nov 29, 2009
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    The usual way to get to Petone from Wellington is by bus.

    There are plenty of routes, you can take any of the buses that service the Hutt Valley. The most striking ones you cannot miss are the Airport and the Valley Flyer. Other useful routes are the ones that go to the other side of the harbour, so the Eastbourne buses # 81, 83 and 85, as well as #84 (Seaview). ##83 and 84 are faster because they do not loop up to Lower Hutt. All those buses start at Courtenay Place in the city and stop along the route through Willis Street, Lambton Quay and Wellington Station.
    Also Newmans buses go to Petone but you cannot use them with a Metlink day pass.

    The single fare is NZ$ 4.50 and 3.60 off-peak.

    Off-peak times are weekdays from 9am to 3pm, and after 6.30pm, and at all times on weekends and public holidays.

    If you plan a return trip (which would be normal, I think) it would be best to buy a day tripper pass for NZ$ 6. Travel can be commenced after 9am. If you wish to travel further out, for example to Eastbourne, and back the Star Pass for NZ$ 12 is the best value.

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