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There are 4 ways to get from Auckland to Queenstown by plane, ferry, car or bus

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  •  4h 9m

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

$79 - $289

3 alternative options

Ferry, drive, bus  •  29h 9m

  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 Lake Esplanade YHA

$153 - $275

Drive, ferry, bus  •  29h 8m

  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 Queenstown

$147 - $269

Drive, ferry, bus via Lake Esplanade YHA  •  29h 23m

  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 Lake Esplanade YHA

$147 - $269

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Auckland and Queenstown is 1044 km.

It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Auckland to Queenstown, 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 516+ hotels available in Queenstown. Prices start at $115 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 Queenstown.
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  • Distance: 652.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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

Air New Zealand and Jetstar 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 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
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
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Picton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Lake Esplanade YHA
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators
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
Schedules at
sealink.co.nz
AT HOP card
$8
Cash
$10
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$25
Saver Change
$30
Easy Change
$34

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