State Highway 2 goes right through town. Though there is a bypass road for those who are just passing through and want to avoid the traffic.
There is a regular morning and afternoon train service to and from Wellington known as the Wairarapa Connection. Primarily for commuters to Wellington from the Wairarapa, it runs seven days a week with at least one service each way morning and afternoon. Purchase tickets at the Wellington or Masterton station ticket office (if it is open) or on the train. There are no reserved seats but there is a luggage compartment and bicycles can be carried. In Masterton, the train also stops at Renall Street and Solway stations. Fare $15 one way. (Discounts available for same day return fares and group travel if purchased together.)