There are 2 ways to get from Auckland to Milford Sound by plane, car or ferry

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Fly, drive  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) AKL - ZQN
  2. Drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound

$103 - $348

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Drive, ferry  •  25 h 4 min

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

$271 - $405

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Milford Sound is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $550 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Milford Sound is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $550 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Milford Sound is 1042 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Auckland to Milford Sound, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Queenstown Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights from Auckland Airport to Queenstown Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Milford Sound. 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 24 min and costs $12 - $27.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Milford Sound.
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  • Distance: 651.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Milford Sound, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Auckland to Milford Sound. However, you can take the bus to Auckland International Airport, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Queenstown, then take the drive to Milford Sound. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Wellington - Central, take the ferry to Picton, then take the drive to Milford Sound.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
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
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Ferry operators
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 - $50
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$37
Saver Change
$43
Easy Change
$50

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