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There are 4 ways to get from Arthur’s Pass to Haast by car, bus, shuttle or plane

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Drive, bus

  1. Drive from Arthur’s Pass to Hokitika i-SITE
  2. Take the bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Fox Glacier
  3. Take the bus from Fox Glacier to Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

3 alternative options

Drive

  1. Drive from Arthur’s Pass to Haast

Shuttle, fly to Wanaka, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Arthur's Pass to Christchurch International Airport
  2. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Wanaka (WKA)
  3. Take the bus from Wanaka to Haast Township

Shuttle, fly to Queenstown, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Arthur's Pass to Christchurch International Airport
  2. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  3. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Haast Township
Arthur’s Pass → Haast
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Haast is 0800 358 5453.

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The cheapest way to get from Arthur’s Pass to Haast is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Arthur’s Pass to Haast is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 4h 18m.

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The distance between Arthur’s Pass and Haast is 229 km. The road distance is 376.8 km.

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It takes approximately 6h 58m to get from Arthur’s Pass to Haast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Christchurch Airport to Wanaka Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arthur’s Pass to Haast is 377 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m to drive from Arthur’s Pass to Haast.

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Sounds Air offers flights from Christchurch Airport to Wanaka Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Haast. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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The best way to get from Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 45m and costs .

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Map of how to get from Arthur’s Pass to Haast.
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  • Distance: 228.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 58m

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

There is no direct connection from Arthur’s Pass to Haast. However, you can take the drive to Hokitika i-SITE, take the bus to Fox Glacier, take the bus to Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, then take the taxi to Haast. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Haast.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Christchurch to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$20 - $29
Flexi
$45 - $70
Bus from Fox Glacier to Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$11 - $16
Flexi
$27 - $40
Bus from Wanaka to Haast Township
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$18 - $26
Flexi
$40 - $60
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Haast Township
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$30 - $45
Flexi
$75 - $110
East West Coaches
Phone
0800 142 622
Website
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Shuttle from Arthur's Pass to Christchurch International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eastwestcoaches.co.nz

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