Getting to Greytown

Getting to Greytown is easy with the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, State Highway 2, passing right through the centre of town and the Wellington Wairarapa train service connecting with buses at nearby Woodside station.

Coming by car

Here is a Wellington to Greytown driving map and a Palmerston North to Greytown map to help keep you on the right road. Just over an hour from Wellington and an hour and a half from Palmerston North. 

Coming by Train

Simply jump on the Wairarapa train in Wellington and catch a connecting bus to Greytown, or book a shuttle with Carterton Shuttles. Check out the Wellington to Wairarapa timetable here.  

Please note due to upgrade work all off peak trains during the week are replaced by bus, and some weekend services. This link provides detail for June and July 2021  https://www.metlink.org.nz/news-and-updates/service-changes/buses-replacing-trains/wairarapa-line/  

  • To get to Greytown during the week hop off the train at Woodside Station (its 5km out of town) and board the bus which meets all weekday trains (except the late train on Fridays). Due to upgrade work all off peak trains during the week are replaced by bus which will take you straight to Main Street Greytown.

  • To get to Greytown on a Saturday and Sunday  you’ll actually need to get off the train at Featherston Station. This arrives at 10.46am. You hop on the route 200 bus waiting at the station at 10.58am which takes you to Main Street Greytown. You’ll arrive there at 11.15am. To get back to Featherston to catch the train back to Wellington on weekend afternoons catch the route 200 bus at 4.55pm outside St Johns Hall (opposite The Hub) on Main Street, (Greytown Bus Stop 1822 - Main Street near 74). This will get you to Featherston Station at 5.10pm in time for the train. You'll return to Wellington at 6.25pm. Please note due to upgrade work some weekend services are replaced by bus. Check the timetable here and see below.
  • To get to Greytown, if your train is replaced by bus - you'll be able to get off right in town at Bus Stop 1822 Greytown - Main Street near 74. To return to Wellington catch the bus at this same stop at 4.55pm. Check to see if your weekend train service is replaced by a bus here. Or use pedal power - bring your bike on the train and cycle into town along the pretty Woodside Trail.
  • Or bring your bike on the train and cycle into town along the pretty Woodside Trail. Just get to the station early at peak commuter times (4.25pm and 5.30pm) as the bike carriage can fill up fast.

Map of Greytown, Wairarapa