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There are 3 ways to get from Dunedin to Doubtful Sound / Patea by bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Dunedin to Queenstown
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  3. Travel from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound / Patea

2 alternative options

Fly to Queenstown, bus, travel

  1. Fly from Dunedin (DUD) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  3. Travel from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound / Patea

Fly to Invercargill, travel

  1. Fly from Dunedin (DUD) to Invercargill (IVC)
  2. Travel from Invercargill to Doubtful Sound / Patea

Questions & Answers

The distance between Dunedin and Doubtful Sound / Patea is 281 km.

The best way to get from Dunedin to Doubtful Sound / Patea without a car is to bus and travel which takes 8h 59m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 59m to get from Dunedin to Doubtful Sound / Patea, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dunedin Airport to Queenstown Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights from Dunedin Airport to Queenstown Airport.

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The best way to get from Dunedin to Dunedin Airport is to bus which takes 34 min and costs $17 - $30.

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Map of how to get from Dunedin to Doubtful Sound / Patea.
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  • Distance: 280.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 59m

What companies run services between Dunedin, New Zealand and Doubtful Sound / Patea, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Dunedin to Doubtful Sound / Patea. However, you can take the bus to Queenstown, take the bus to Te Anau, then take the travel to Doubtful Sound / Patea. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Dunedin Airport, take the walk to Dunedin airport, fly to Queenstown, take the walk to Airport, take the line 1 bus to Queenstown, take the bus to Te Anau, then take the travel to Doubtful Sound / Patea.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Dunedin to Invercargill via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dunedin to Invercargill via Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dunedin to Invercargill via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dunedin to Invercargill via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Bus operators
awesomeNZ
Email
info@awesomenz.com
Website
awesomenz.com
Bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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