There are 5 ways to get from Auckland to Dunedin by plane, bus, ferry, car or car 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 Dunedin  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Dunedin (DUD) AKL - DUD

$75 - $292

4 alternative options

Fly to Queenstown, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) AKL - ZQN
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown Airport to Dunedin station

$100 - $322

Ferry, drive, bus  •  26 h 31 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 Otago University

$157 - $275

Ferry, drive, car ferry, bus  •  26 h 51 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 car ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  4. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  5. Take the bus from Christchurch to Dunedin

$159 - $285

Drive, ferry  •  21 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Wellington - Central
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Drive from Picton to Dunedin

$231 - $350

What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Dunedin, New Zealand?

Jetstar and Air New Zealand fly from Auckland to Dunedin hourly.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Bus operators
Alpine Connexions
Phone
+64 3 443 9120
Email
wanaka.depot@ritchies.co.nz
Website
alpineconnexions.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown Airport to Dunedin station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
alpineconnexions.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Picton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Otago University
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $50
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $50
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators
SeaLink Pine Harbour
Phone
+64 9-355 3553
Website
aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 to Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Interislander
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$38
Saver Change
$45
Easy Change
$51
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 - $6
Schedules at
fullers.co.nz

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Auckland and Dunedin is 1064 km.

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Dunedin is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $470 and takes 8 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Auckland to Dunedin is to fly which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $100 - $430.

It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Auckland to Dunedin, including transfers.