Common Ground 2018 Transport & Parking

TRANSPORT – see details below re Airport Flyer and Parking

In line with our environmental theme, we encourage conference attendees to use public transport where possible. You can plan your transport with Metlink – Greater Wellington’s Public Transport Network

Metlink Journey Planner  If volunteers are available, we may be able to provide transport from the railway station or ferry. There is an excellent airport shuttle service leaving at 10-minute intervals.

PARKING – see details below

Parking at and near the conference venue is extremely limited. Car parks on The Terrace are for 2 hours only, and weekend parking fees may be imposed before September 2018. We recommend walking or using public transport to and from your accommodation if possible.

Map of parking buildings and locations

Parking in Wellington city

On-street Parking

Car parks on The Terrace are for 2 hours only, and weekend parking fees may be imposed before September 2018. There is some metered parking near the church and a mix of meter and coupon parking on Bowen Street. Both Bowen Street and the Terrace have freeway lanes in the morning and evening. Weekend metered parking is free (at present) but restricted to two hours.

Parking fees: Hourly parking fees in the central business district range from $1.50 to $4.50 per hour, with a minimum charge of:

  • $1 if paying by cash
  • $2 if paying by credit or debit card, text, Snapper or any other non-cash method.

On-street parking hours: Friday 8am – 8pm (until 9pm in Thorndon Quay); Saturday & Sunday  8am – 6pm. No fee required; however, time restriction applies

Coupon parking zones are in the areas on the fringe of the central business district and are clearly marked with blue signs. Coupon parking applies from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. The first 2 hours in coupon parking zones are free; thereafter you must display a coupon ($7.50 per day).

Wellington City Council car parksfrom WCC website

There are electronic signs around the city indicating how many car parks are available in car park buildings around the city. Many are intended for shopper / short-stay parking.

Clifton car park (entrance off The Terrace)

Shell Lane off The Terrace, just south of the church.  Open 24 hours Mon-Sun. Early bird and minimum fees on weekdays otherwise $2 per hour. 10-minute walk to the church.

PrimeParking—you might like to check out this provider’s options

61 Molesworth Street, Wellington

Outdoor casual and monthly reserved parking with easy access to both the motorway and short walking distance to Parliament, railway station and Thorndon New World. Enjoy ticketless parking with our Licence Plate Reader system.

Night – Flat rate. Entry after 5pm valid until 8am $10

Weekend – Flat rate. Valid for 12 hours from entry $10

Wilson Parking locations—filtered by overnight + weekend options

Ballantrae Place, 1 Ballantrae Place, Thorndon. Entrance off Bowen Street

Stout Street, 9/13 Stout Street, Wellington

Lombard Parking, 28 Bond Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Queens Wharf, 1 Jervois Quay, Wellington. Entrance off Jervois Quay. Carpark directly underneath the TSB Arena.

wgtn car parking


The Airport Flyer is an express bus service that operates between Wellington Airport, Wellington City and Queensgate – Lower Hutt. The service operates: Every 10 minutes from Wellington Airport to Wellington Railway station – Weekdays 6.30am to 9.00am and 2.00pm to 7.00pm. (Approximately every 20 minutes at all other times.)

Route 91 Airport Flyer is a premium bus service that takes you directly to and from the Airport terminal. Travelling from Wellington Airport to Wellington city is 4 zones = $9.00 adult cash fare.

All holders of SuperGold cards can travel free on Metlink services at these times: Monday – Friday: Between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and after 6.30 pm; Saturday and Sunday: All Day


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