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There are 5 ways to get from Blenheim to Queenstown by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Blenheim  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Blenheim (BHE) to Queenstown (ZQN) BHE - ZQN

$171 - $333

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Bus  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Blenheim to Christchurch Christchurch - Picton
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Queenstown Queenstown - Christchurch

$36 - $95

3 alternative options

Bus to Nelson, fly  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Blenheim to Nelson
  2. Fly from Nelson (NSN) to Queenstown (ZQN) NSN - ZQN

$170 - $321

Train, bus  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Blenheim to Christchurch
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
  3. Take the bus from Tekapo to Lake Esplanade YHA

$36 - $86

Drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Blenheim to Queenstown 537.4 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Blenheim to Queenstown is to train and bus which costs $55 - $140 and takes 14 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Blenheim to Queenstown is to fly which costs $250 - $550 and takes 4 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Blenheim to Queenstown. However, there are services departing from Blenheim and arriving at Queenstown via Christchurch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

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The distance between Blenheim and Queenstown is 580 km. The road distance is 859.8 km.

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The best way to get from Blenheim to Queenstown without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 36 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Blenheim to Queenstown, including transfers.

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Blenheim to Queenstown bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Blenheim station.

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The best way to get from Blenheim to Queenstown is to fly which takes 4 h and costs $250 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 14 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Blenheim Airport to Queenstown Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Blenheim to Queenstown bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Queenstown station.

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Map of how to get from Blenheim to Queenstown.
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  • Distance: 362.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Sounds Air fly from Blenheim to Queenstown hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Blenheim to Queenstown via Christchurch in around 14 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Blenheim to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Blenheim to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Blenheim to Queenstown via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Blenheim to Queenstown via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Blenheim to Queenstown via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Blenheim to Queenstown via Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Train operators
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Blenheim to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Tekapo to Lake Esplanade YHA
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Blenheim to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Yes, the driving distance between Blenheim to Queenstown is 860 km. It takes approximately 10 h 39 min to drive from Blenheim to Queenstown.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Blenheim Airport to Queenstown Airport.

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There are 483+ hotels available in Queenstown. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Blenheim to Blenheim Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs $11 - $26.

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