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There are 8 ways to get from Auckland to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park by plane, car, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Timaru, drive  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Timaru (TIU) AKL - TIU
  2. Drive from Timaru to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

$179 - $902

Cheapest option

Fly to Christchurch, bus  •  10 h 24 min

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

$67 - $301

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Fly to Queenstown, bus  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) AKL - ZQN
  2. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Mt Cook / Mount Cook

$86 - $322

Fly to Hokitika, bus  •  14 h 9 min

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

$208 - $889

Ferry, drive, bus via Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal  •  26 h 16 min

  1. Take the ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 to Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal
  2. Drive from Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal to Wellington - Central
  3. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  4. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  5. Take the bus from Christchurch to Mt Cook / Mount Cook

$144 - $250

Drive, ferry, bus via Mt Cook / Mount Cook  •  26 h 29 min

  1. Drive from 1 Beach Haven Rd 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 / Mount Cook

$145 - $252

Ferry, drive, bus  •  27 h 31 min

  1. Take the ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 1 to Devonport Ferry Terminal Dev
  2. Drive from Devonport Ferry Terminal to Wellington - Central
  3. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  4. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  5. Take the bus from Christchurch to Mt Cook YHA

$146 - $260

Drive, ferry, bus  •  28 h 3 min

  1. Drive from 1 Beach Haven Rd 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

$145 - $252

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $460 and takes 10 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is to fly and drive which costs $270 - $1,400 and takes 7 h 38 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is 861 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to get from Auckland to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Auckland Airport to Timaru Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 44 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
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  • Distance: 538.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 38 min

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

There is no direct connection from Auckland to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. However, you can take the bus to Stop B International Terminal, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Timaru, then take the drive to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Stop B International Terminal, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Queenstown, take the walk to Frankton Bus Interchange, take the bus to Mt Cook / Mount Cook, then take the walk to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Palmerston, Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Tauranga, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Nelson, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Gisborne, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Queenstown, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Blenheim, Wellington
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Napier, Wellington
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Nelson, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Palmerston, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via Tauranga, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Hokitika via New Plymouth, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Mt Cook / Mount Cook
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Mt Cook / Mount Cook
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Picton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Mt Cook YHA
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators
SeaLink Pine Harbour
Phone
+64 9-355 3553
Website
at.govt.nz
Ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 to Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
at.govt.nz
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$25
Saver Change
$30
Easy Change
$34
Fullers Ferries
Website
fullers.co.nz
Ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 1 to Devonport Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
fullers.co.nz

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