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

Recommended option

Fly from Blenheim  •  4 h 3 min

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

$171 - $347

Cheapest option

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

$38 - $96

3 alternative options

Bus to Nelson, fly  •  5 h 58 min

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

$171 - $337

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

$39 - $86

Drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Blenheim to Queenstown 537.4 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Blenheim to Queenstown is to train and bus which costs $55 - $130 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 3 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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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Blenheim to Queenstown, including transfers.

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

Air New Zealand, Sounds Air and Jetstar 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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Blenheim to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Blenheim to Queenstown via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Blenheim to Queenstown via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Blenheim to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 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
Every day
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Tekapo to Lake Esplanade YHA
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Blenheim to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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