Nelson airport has more than 90 scheduled arrivals and departures daily. A number of light plane and helicopter companies also operate from the Nelson airport. Motueka and Takaka airfields are bases for charter services direct from Wellington on small aircraft, as well as scenic flights. Nelson Lakes also has an airstrip at St Arnaud where scenic flights can land.
Several companies offer a range of scheduled services to Nelson from Picton, Blenheim, Christchurch, and West Coast.
Good roads connect Nelson to the West Coast, Blenheim and Christchurch.
Picton to Nelson city 2 hrs (144 km)
Westport to Nelson city 226 3 hrs 15 mins (226km)
Christchurch to Nelson city 6 hrs (424km)
Motueka to Nelson city 45 mins (51km)
Takaka to Nelson city 1 hr 30 mins (109km)
St Arnaud to Nelson city 1 hr 30 mins (109 km)