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There are 9 ways to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park by plane, bus, car or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Auckland to Hokitika, bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Hokitika (HKK) AKL - HKK
  2. Take the bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA

$196 - $869

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Fly Auckland to Christchurch, bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Christchurch (CHC) AKL - CHC
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Mount Cook

$68 - $276

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Fly Auckland to Queenstown, bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) AKL - ZQN
  2. Take the bus from Cromwell to Mount Cook

$92 - $303

Fly Auckland to Timaru, bus  •  10h 38m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Timaru (TIU) AKL - TIU
  2. Take the bus from Temuka to Ashburton
  3. Take the bus from Ashburton to Mount Cook

$201 - $893

Fly Auckland to Dunedin, bus  •  9h 54m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Dunedin (DUD) AKL - DUD
  2. Take the bus from Dunedin Airport to Cromwell
  3. Take the bus from Cromwell to Mount Cook

$86 - $318

Fly Auckland Airport to Claris Airport, fly to Hamilton, fly to Christchurch, bus  •  13h 35m

  1. Take the plane from Auckland Airport to Claris Airport
  2. Take the plane from Claris Airport to Hamilton Airport
  3. Fly from Hamilton (HLZ) to Christchurch (CHC) HLZ - CHC
  4. Take the bus from Christchurch to Mount Cook

$335 - $753

Drive, ferry, bus via Stop D Akoranga Bus Station  •  26h 44m

  1. Drive from Devonport by Wharf Entrance to Wellington - Central
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  4. Take the bus from Christchurch to Mount Cook

$168 - $265

Drive, ferry, bus  •  26h 34m

  1. Drive from 63 Jellicoe St to Wellington - Central
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  4. Take the bus from Christchurch to Mount Cook

$168 - $265

Drive, ferry, bus #2  •  28h 17m

  1. Drive from 63 Jellicoe St to Wellington - Central
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  4. Take the bus from Christchurch to Mt Cook YHA

$168 - $265

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $420 and takes 8h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $470 and takes 7h 56m.

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The distance between Auckland Airport (AKL) and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is 847 km.

It takes approximately 12h 10m to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Auckland Airport to Hokitika Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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There are five+ hotels available in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
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  • Distance: 529.1 miles
  • Duration: 12h 10m

What companies run services between Auckland Airport (AKL), New Zealand and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. However, you can fly to Hokitika, take the walk to Hokitika i-SITE, take the bus to Franz Josef YHA, then take the drive to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Alternatively, you can fly to Christchurch, take the walk to Christchurch International Airport, take the bus to Bus Interchange, take the walk to Christchurch, take the bus to Mount Cook, then take the walk to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Palmerston, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Tauranga, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via New Plymouth, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Palmerston, Wellington
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Tauranga, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Nelson, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Gisborne, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Queenstown, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Blenheim, Wellington
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Napier, Wellington
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Hamilton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Hamilton to Christchurch via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Hamilton to Christchurch via Palmerston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$11 - $17
Flexi
$27 - $40
Bus from Christchurch to Mount Cook
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$28 - $40
Flexi
$65 - $95
Bus from Cromwell to Mount Cook
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$17 - $25
Flexi
$40 - $60
Bus from Ashburton to Mount Cook
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$20 - $30
Flexi
$50 - $70
Bus from Christchurch to Mt Cook YHA
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$28 - $40
Flexi
$65 - $95
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Temuka to Ashburton
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Dunedin Airport to Cromwell
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Picton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Ferry operators
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Interislander
Web Saver
$25
Saver Change
$30
Easy Change
$34
Other operators
Barrier Air
Website
barrierair.kiwi
Plane from Auckland Airport to Claris Airport
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
barrierair.kiwi
Fly My Sky
Website
flymysky.co.nz
Plane from Auckland Airport to Claris Airport
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
flymysky.co.nz
Sunair
Phone
0800 786 247
Email
info@sunair.co.nz
Website
sunair.co.nz
Plane from Claris Airport to Hamilton Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$131
Schedules at
sunair.co.nz

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