There are 6 ways to get from Auckland to Lake Tekapo by plane, car, bus, ferry 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 Timaru, drive  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Timaru (TIU) AKL - TIU
  2. Drive from Timaru to Lake Tekapo

$165 - $881

Cheapest option

Fly to Christchurch, bus  •  8 h 14 min

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

$65 - $291

4 alternative options

Fly to Queenstown, bus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) AKL - ZQN
  2. Take the bus from Lake Esplanade YHA to Tekapo

$87 - $322

Ferry, drive, bus  •  24 h 14 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 Tekapo

$153 - $260

Ferry, drive, car ferry, bus  •  24 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 car ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  4. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  5. Take the bus from Christchurch to Tekapo

$155 - $270

Drive, ferry  •  19 h 40 min

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

$216 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Lake Tekapo is to fly and bus which costs $90 - $430 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Lake Tekapo is to fly and drive which takes 6 h 27 min and costs $240 - $1,300.

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The distance between Auckland and Lake Tekapo is 874 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Auckland to Lake Tekapo, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Lake Tekapo, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Auckland to Lake Tekapo. 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 Lake Tekapo. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Stop B International Terminal, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Christchurch, take the walk to Christchurch International Airport, take the bus to Bus Interchange, take the walk to Christchurch, then take the bus to Lake Tekapo.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Palmerston, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Gisborne, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Tauranga, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Nelson, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Queenstown, Wellington
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Timaru via Blenheim, Wellington
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Lake Esplanade YHA to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
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
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
3 times a day
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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