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 - $70

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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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The cheapest way to get from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 4 h 11 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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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Dunedin to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, including transfers.

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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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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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $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