Simply jump on the Wairarapa train in Wellington and catch a connecting bus to Greytown. Check out the Wellington to Wairarapa timetable here.
To get to Greytown by train during the week, hop off the train at Woodside Station (it's 5km out of town) and board the bus which meets all weekday trains (except the late train on Fridays). It will whisk you straight to Main Street, Greytown.
To get to Greytown by train on a Saturday, 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.
To get to Greytown on a Sunday - while KiwiRail does infrastructure improvements and essential track maintenance, Sunday services from Wellington will be via bus not train. The bus leaves Wellington Railway Station at 9.25am and arrives at Greytown at 10.54am . You'll be able to get off right in town at Bus Stop 1822 Greytown - Main Street near 74. To return to Wellington catch up bus at this same stop at 5.17pm. You'll return to Wellington at 6.46pm
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.
Whether you’re taking your day-to-day vehicle or blowing the cobwebs out of your vintage ride, there are a number of ways to get to Greytown on the roads.
Enjoy a glass of bubbly in the back with Silver Cloud Limousines www.silvercloud.co.nz, or take a cab to one of the Village’s fine dining establishments with Wellington Combined Taxis www.taxis.co.nz/Tours or Corporate Cabs and Luxury Limousines www.corporatecabs.co.nz/tour_service.
If you’re a bit more hands-on with your preferred mode of transport but don’t have any wheels available to get you over the hill in time for lunch, you can rent a car with Budget www.budget.co.nz or Thrifty www.thrifty.co.nz.
From Wellington by car: Jump on State Highway 2 for a direct, scenic drive up through the Remutaka Pass and down into the Wairarapa plains. It's 1hr 10min to Greytown.
From Palmerston North by car: It's just over 1hr 30min from Palmy to Greytown – follow the signs to Woodville. This easy drive takes you through rolling countryside and a bunch of fun places to stop along the way.
From Hawke's Bay by car: It's an easy drive down the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail from the Bay. Just over three hours from Napier to Greytown.
You can also take the Village Artisan Tour. This full-day guided tour takes you from Wellington on a scenic one-hour train journey to the Wairarapa. Meet your guide to discover Greytown Village and Martinborough wine village.
Go to http://www.greytownvillage.com/tour/ for more details.
Drop on in – and shop til you drop – with a quick trip from Wellington to Masterton airport with Helipro www.helipro.co.nz. From Masterton, it’s just 15 minutes via taxi to the Village where you can check out the Village’s boutique fashion stores for that unique clothing or footwear statement.
If you’re coming from further afield you can hop into Wellington or Palmerston North airport.