There are 3 ways to get from Abel Tasman national park to Franz Josef by bus, plane or car

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Travel, bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Travel from Abel Tasman national park to Little Wanganui
  2. Take the bus from Little Wanganui to Westport
  3. Take the bus from Westport to Greymouth
  4. Take the bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA

$42 - $124

2 alternative options

Travel, fly to Hokitika, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Travel from Abel Tasman national park to Nelson
  2. Fly from Nelson (NSN) to Hokitika (HKK) NSN - HKK
  3. Take the bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA

$99 - $413

Travel, fly to Timaru, drive  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Travel from Abel Tasman national park to Nelson
  2. Fly from Nelson (NSN) to Timaru (TIU) NSN - TIU
  3. Drive from Timaru to Franz Josef

$167 - $526

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Abel Tasman national park to Franz Josef is to travel and bus which costs $60 - $190 and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Abel Tasman national park to Franz Josef is to travel and fly and bus which costs $140 - $650 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between Abel Tasman national park and Franz Josef is 357 km.

The best way to get from Abel Tasman national park to Franz Josef without a car is to travel and bus which takes 10 h 50 min and costs $60 - $190.

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It takes approximately 10 h 50 min to get from Abel Tasman national park to Franz Josef, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Nelson Airport to Hokitika Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Nelson Airport to Hokitika Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Franz Josef. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Abel Tasman national park to Franz Josef.
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  • Distance: 222.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 50 min

What companies run services between Abel Tasman national park, New Zealand and Franz Josef, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Abel Tasman national park to Franz Josef. However, you can take the travel to Little Wanganui, take the bus to Westport, take the bus to Greymouth, then take the bus to Franz Josef YHA. Alternatively, you can take the travel to Nelson airport, fly to Hokitika, take the walk to Hokitika i-SITE, then take the bus to Franz Josef.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Nelson to Hokitika via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Nelson to Hokitika via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Nelson to Timaru via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Nelson to Timaru via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Nelson to Timaru via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Bus operators
The Heaphy Bus Company
Website
theheaphybus.co.nz
Bus from Little Wanganui to Westport
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $70
Schedules at
theheaphybus.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Westport to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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