Getting to campus
How to get to the Kelburn campus on foot, by bike, car or on public transport.
It’s a 10–15-minute walk from the city centre to Kelburn campus. Download the pedestrian shortcuts to make your journey shorter.
Shortcuts to the Kelburn campus
Download these maps to see the pedestrian shortcuts from downtown Wellington to the Kelburn campus.
- Pedestrian shortcuts to Victoria University (front view)
- Pedestrian shortcuts to Victoria University (back view)
There are cycle racks and showers at all campuses.
Bicycle parking stands on the campus are situated in the following locations:
- Adam Art Gallery—south
- Alan MacDiarmid—basement
- Laby—under south end
- Murphy Building—west
- Rec Centre—west
- 83 Fairlie Terrace—west.
For the safety of building occupants in an emergency and to prevent damage to paintwork and flooring, bicycles must not be kept in offices, corridors and access ways.
Parking spaces are difficult to find in the Kelburn area, so it’s best to walk, cycle, use a motorbike or public transport.
The cable car runs from the city up to Kelburn every 10 minutes, and stops near the Kelburn campus.
Bus or train
Buses and trains in Wellington are operated by Metlink. For timetables and fares, visit the Metlink website or phone 0800 801 700.
There are four separate bus routes that stop at the Kelburn campus and can take you to most points in the city and to other University campuses around Wellington. Timetables below take you to the Metlink website , which includes a journey planner.
- No 18e—Miramar to Karori via Kilbirnie, Newtown and the Kelburn, Te Aro and Miramar campuses
- No 21—Courtenay Place to Karori via the Kelburn and Te Aro campuses
- No 22—Johnsonville to Pipitea campus (Wellington Railway Station central bus terminus) via Khandallah, Ngaio, Wilton, Mairangi, Northland and the Kelburn campus
- No 37—Lambton Quay to Karori via the Kelburn campus
Route 37 stops close to Pipitea campus at the nearby Lambton Quay/Bowen St intersection.
Routes 18e and 21 stop on Ghuznee Street, close to Te Aro campus on Vivian Street.