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There are 3 ways to get from Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Arthurs Pass to Kumara Junction Christchurch to Greymouth
  2. Take the bus from Kumara Junction to Fox Glacier Greymouth - Fox Glacier

$15 - $22

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Arthur's Pass to Greymouth Christchurch - Greymouth
  2. Take the bus from Greymouth to Fox Glacier Greymouth - Fox Glacier

$94 - $127

Drive  •  3h

  1. Drive from Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier 162.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier is to bus which costs $23 - $35 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 3h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier. However, there are services departing from Arthurs Pass and arriving at Fox Glacier via Kumara Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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The distance between Arthur’s Pass and Fox Glacier is 138 km. The road distance is 259.8 km.

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The best way to get from Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier without a car is to bus which takes 5h 50m and costs $23 - $35.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier, including transfers.

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Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier bus services, operated by West Coast Shuttle, depart from Arthurs Pass station.

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Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier bus services, operated by GreatSights, arrive at Fox Glacier station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier is 260 km. It takes approximately 3h to drive from Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Fox Glacier. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier.
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  • Distance: 86.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 50m

What companies run services between Arthur’s Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand and Fox Glacier, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Arthur’s Pass to Fox Glacier via Kumara Junction in around 5h 50m.

Train operators
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Arthur's Pass to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Kumara Junction to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$15 - $22
Flexi
$35 - $55
Bus from Greymouth to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$16 - $24
Flexi
$40 - $60

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