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There are 5 ways to get from Auckland to Otago by plane, bus, ferry or car

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 to Queenstown  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) AKL - ZQN

$79 - $289

Cheapest option

Fly to Dunedin, line 5 bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Dunedin (DUD) AKL - DUD
  2. Take the line 5 bus from George St, 64 to South Rd, 289

$76 - $293

3 alternative options

Ferry, drive, bus  •  26h

  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 Bus Interchange to Dunedin

$158 - $249

Ferry, drive, bus via Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal  •  26h 18m

  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 Bus Interchange to Dunedin

$161 - $254

Drive, ferry, bus  •  26h 32m

  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 Bus Interchange to Dunedin

$155 - $248

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Otago is to fly which costs $120 - $440 and takes 4h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Otago is to fly which costs $120 - $440 and takes 4h 9m.

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The distance between Auckland and Otago is 1020 km.

It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Auckland to Otago, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Queenstown Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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

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There are 48+ hotels available in Otago. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Otago.
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  • Distance: 637.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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

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

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
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 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
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
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
Otago Regional Council
Website
orc.govt.nz
Bus from George St, 64 to South Rd, 289
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Otago Regional Council
Atomic Travel
Phone
03 349 0697
Email
info@atomictravel.co.nz
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Bus Interchange to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
Ferry operators
Fullers Ferries
Phone
+64 9 367 9111
Email
enquiries@fullers.co.nz
Website
fullers.co.nz
Ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 1 to Devonport Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
fullers.co.nz
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
SeaLink Pine Harbour
Phone
+64 9-355 3553
Website
sealink.co.nz
Ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 to Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
SeaLink Pine Harbour
AT HOP card
$8
Cash
$10

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