There are 2 ways to get from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park by bus or car

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunedin to Cromwell Queenstown - Dunedin / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cromwell to Mt Cook / Mount Cook Queenstown - Christchurch

$27 - $69

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Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park 198 miles

$40 - $65

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No, there is no direct bus from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. However, there are services departing from Dunedin and arriving at Mt Cook / Mount Cook via Cromwell. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Dunedin and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is 240 km. The road distance is 316.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, including transfers.

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Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Dunedin station.

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Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Mt Cook / Mount Cook station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is 317 km. It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to drive from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.

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There are five+ hotels available in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
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  • Distance: 150.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

What companies run services between Dunedin, New Zealand and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park via Cromwell and Mt Cook / Mount Cook in around 7 h 30 min.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin to Cromwell
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Cromwell to Mt Cook / Mount Cook
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Trips to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park