There are 7 ways to get from Auckland to Stewart Island by plane, ferry, bus, car ferry, car or train

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 Invercargill, ferry  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Invercargill (IVC) AKL - IVC
  2. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

$216 - $778

Cheapest option

Fly to Dunedin, bus, ferry  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Dunedin (DUD) AKL - DUD
  2. Take the bus from Dunedin Airport to Invercargill
  3. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

$141 - $433

5 alternative options

Fly to Queenstown, bus, ferry  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) AKL - ZQN
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown Airport to Bluff
  3. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

$162 - $457

Bus, car ferry, drive, ferry  •  32 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Johnsonville
  2. Take the car ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Drive from Picton to Bluff
  4. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

$253 - $439

Train, ferry, drive  •  30 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to Wellington
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Drive from Picton to Bluff
  4. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

$373 - $538

Bus, ferry, drive  •  30 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland to Wellington City N1
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Drive from Picton to Bluff
  4. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

$245 - $396

Train, car ferry, drive, ferry  •  31 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to Wellington
  2. Take the car ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Drive from Picton to Bluff
  4. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

$373 - $538

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Stewart Island is to fly and bus and ferry which costs $200 - $650 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Stewart Island is to fly and ferry which costs $320 - $1,200 and takes 8 h 24 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Stewart Island is 1265 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to get from Auckland to Stewart Island, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Auckland to Stewart Island. However, you can take the bus to Stop B International Terminal, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Invercargill, take the drive to Bluff, take the ferry to Stewart Island, then take the travel to Stewart Island. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Stop B International Terminal, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Queenstown, take the walk to Queenstown Airport, take the bus to Bluff, take the ferry to Stewart Island, then take the travel to Stewart Island.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Invercargill via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Auckland to Invercargill via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Auckland to Invercargill via Tauranga, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Auckland to Invercargill via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Auckland to Invercargill via New Plymouth, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
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 40 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
Flights from Auckland to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to Wellington
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
Catch-A-Bus South
Website
catchabussouth.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown Airport to Bluff
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
catchabussouth.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin Airport to Invercargill
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Johnsonville
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $70
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Auckland to Wellington City
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
manabus.com
Ferry operators
Stewart Island Experience
Phone
0800 000 511
Email
info@sie.co.nz
Website
stewartislandexperience.co.nz
Ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
stewartislandexperience.co.nz
Bluff to Stewart Island
$53
Invercargill to Stewart Island
$69
Queenstown to Stewart Island
$103
Interislander
Website
interislander.co.nz
Car ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Book at
booking.interislander.co.nz
Web Saver
$37
Saver Change
$44
Easy Change
$50

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