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There are 8 ways to get from Charleston to Franz Josef Glacier by plane, bus or shuttle

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Recommended option

Fly Charleston to Timaru, travel

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Timaru (TIU)
  2. Travel from Timaru to Franz Josef Glacier

Cheapest option

Fly Charleston to Queenstown, bus, shuttle

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Twizel
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Twizel to Mt Cook YHA

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Fly Charleston to Hokitika, bus

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Hokitika (HKK)
  2. Take the bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA

Fly Charleston to Christchurch, shuttle, bus

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Christchurch (CHC)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Christchurch International Airport to Kumara Junction
  3. Take the bus from Kumara Junction to Franz Josef YHA

Fly Charleston to Dunedin, bus, shuttle

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Dunedin (DUD)
  2. Take the bus from Dunedin Airport to Cromwell
  3. Take the bus from Cromwell to Twizel
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Twizel to Mt Cook YHA

Bus to Savannah, fly to Christchurch, shuttle, bus

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Savannah
  2. Fly from Savannah (SAV) to Christchurch (CHC)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Christchurch International Airport to Kumara Junction
  4. Take the bus from Kumara Junction to Franz Josef YHA

Fly Charleston to Nelson, bus, shuttle

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Nelson (NSN)
  2. Take the bus from Nelson to Westport Caltex
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Westport to Greymouth
  4. Take the bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA

Fly Charleston to Blenheim, bus, shuttle

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Blenheim (BHE)
  2. Take the bus from Woodbourne to Nelson
  3. Take the bus from Nelson to Westport Caltex
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Westport to Greymouth
  5. Take the bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Franz Josef Glacier is 0800 358 5453.

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The cheapest way to get from Charleston to Franz Josef Glacier is to bus and fly and shuttle which costs $900 - $2,100 and takes 38h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Charleston to Franz Josef Glacier is to fly and bus and shuttle which costs $800 - $2,100 and takes 34h 28m.

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The distance between Charleston and Franz Josef Glacier is 13949 km.

It takes approximately 29h 23m to get from Charleston to Franz Josef Glacier, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Charleston Airport to Timaru Airport. The quickest flight takes 30h 30m and has three stopovers.

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Franz Josef Glacier is 18h ahead of Charleston. It is currently 4:30 PM in Charleston and 10:30 AM in Franz Josef Glacier.

Jetstar, Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Charleston Airport to Timaru Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Franz Josef Glacier. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Charleston Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $2 - $3.

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Map of how to get from Charleston to Franz Josef Glacier.
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  • Distance: 13949.4 km
  • Duration: 29h 23m

What companies run services between Charleston, SC, USA and Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Charleston to Franz Josef Glacier. However, you can take the bus to Fuel Farm Rd / Dreamliner Dr, take the walk to Charleston airport, fly to Timaru, then take the travel to Franz Josef Glacier. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Fuel Farm Rd / Dreamliner Dr, take the walk to Charleston airport, fly to Hokitika, take the walk to Hokitika i-SITE, take the bus to Franz Josef YHA, then take the travel to Franz Josef Glacier.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Charleston to Timaru via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
35h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,700
Flights from Charleston to Timaru via Houston, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,500
Flights from Charleston to Timaru via Atlanta, Los Angeles, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
36h 13m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Charleston to Timaru via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
38h 43m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,700
Flights from Charleston to Timaru via Dallas, Los Angeles, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
39h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,700
Flights from Charleston to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
35h 13m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,700
Flights from Charleston to Hokitika via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sydney, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
32h 48m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $3,800
Flights from Charleston to Hokitika via Atlanta, Los Angeles, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
33h 3m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Charleston to Hokitika via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
35h 33m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Charleston to Hokitika via Dallas, Los Angeles, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
36h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Charleston to Hokitika via Houston, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
31h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,500
Flights from Charleston to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 28m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Charleston to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Napier
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,700
Flights from Charleston to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Nelson
Ave. Duration
28h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Charleston to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Palmerston
Ave. Duration
29h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,700
Flights from Charleston to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
29h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Charleston to Christchurch via Atlanta, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 18m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Charleston to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Tauranga
Ave. Duration
30h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,700
Flights from Charleston to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,800
Flights from Charleston to Queenstown via Atlanta, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 28m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,700
Flights from Charleston to Dunedin via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
30h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$2,000 - $4,700
Flights from Charleston to Dunedin via Atlanta, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 48m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $4,600
Flights from Charleston to Dunedin via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 18m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $4,600
Flights from Charleston to Dunedin via Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 57m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$2,000 - $4,900
Flights from Charleston to Dunedin via Houston Hobby Apt, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
28h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $4,600
Flights from Charleston to Dunedin via Dallas, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
29h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $4,600
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 12m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,000
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Napier
Ave. Duration
29h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,000
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Nelson
Ave. Duration
29h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,000
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Queenstown
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Palmerston
Ave. Duration
29h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,000
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Atlanta, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 9m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,900
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
30h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,000
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Chicago Midway, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,000
Flights from Charleston to Nelson via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
Flights from Charleston to Nelson via Atlanta, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 8m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
Flights from Charleston to Nelson via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
30h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,300
Flights from Charleston to Nelson via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 38m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
Flights from Charleston to Nelson via Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 17m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,400
Flights from Charleston to Nelson via Houston Hobby Apt, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
28h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
Flights from Charleston to Blenheim via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $4,200
Flights from Charleston to Blenheim via Atlanta, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 58m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,100
Flights from Charleston to Blenheim via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 28m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,100
Flights from Charleston to Blenheim via Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
28h 7m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $4,400
Flights from Charleston to Blenheim via Houston Hobby Apt, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
28h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,200
Flights from Charleston to Blenheim via Washington Dulles, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
29h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $4,300
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Charleston to Christchurch via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,500
Flights from Charleston to Queenstown via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $3,900
Flights from Charleston to Queenstown via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Charleston to Queenstown via Houston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,900
Flights from Charleston to Dunedin via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $4,400
Flights from Charleston to Dunedin via Houston, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $4,400
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,800
Flights from Charleston to Blenheim via Washington Dulles, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
29h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $4,300
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Charleston to Christchurch via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,500
Flights from Charleston to Queenstown via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Charleston to Dunedin via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $4,400
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to Christchurch via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sydney
Ave. Duration
30h 28m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $3,800
Flights from Savannah to Christchurch via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 31m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charleston to Queenstown via Houston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,900
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$17 - $25
Flexi
$40 - $60
Bus from Kumara Junction to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$20 - $29
Flexi
$45 - $70
Bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$22 - $35
Flexi
$55 - $75
East West Coaches
Phone
0800 142 622
Website
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Shuttle from Christchurch International Airport to Kumara Junction
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Shuttle from Westport to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Twizel
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Dunedin Airport to Cromwell
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Cromwell to Twizel
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Nelson to Westport Caltex
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Woodbourne to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
InterCity
Book at
InterCity
The Cook Connection
Phone
+64 21 583 211
Email
travel@cookconnect.co.nz
Website
cookconnect.co.nz
Shuttle from Twizel to Mt Cook YHA
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
cookconnect.co.nz
Book at
cookconnect.co.nz
Southeastern Stages
The Heaphy Bus Company
Phone
0800 128 735
Website
theheaphybus.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Westport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
theheaphybus.co.nz

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