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Masterton is linked to Wellington and the Hutt Valley by the Wairarapa Connection, a Tranz Metro passenger service run by Greater Wellington Region’s Metlink, primarily operating at peak times serving commuters from Masterton and the Wairarapa with five return services Monday to Thursday, six on Friday and two for weekends and public holidays. Unusually for a small town, there are three railway stations in the town with Masterton, Renall Street and Solway.

There is a local Metlink bus service in Masterton operated by Tranzit. The buses operate on 5 routes: 3 suburban routes and two regional routes.

Hood Aerodrome, Masterton is south of Masterton. Air New Zealand runs flights from Masterton to Auckland. The flights will be operated by subsidiary Eagle Air flying six days a week mainly to serve business customers in the Wairarapa.There have been a few unsuccessful attempts at commercial air travel in Masterton over the years mostly due to it’s proximity to major airports in Wellington and Palmerston North. The most significant being South Pacific Airlines of New Zealand (SPANZ) who operated daily flights using DC3s out of Hood Aerodrome with during the sixties to other destinations nationwide until the airline’s closure in 1966.