There are 5 ways to get from Dunedin to Milford Sound by bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Bus, drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunedin to Frankton Bus Interchange Queenstown - Botanic Gardens / ...
  2. Drive from Frankton Bus Interchange to Milford Sound

$51 - $99

Cheapest option

Bus via Te Anau  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunedin to Te Anau Christchurch - Te Anau
  2. Take the bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound Queenstown - Milford Sound

$27 - $66

3 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunedin to Queenstown Queenstown - Botanic Gardens / ...
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound Queenstown - Milford Sound

$31 - $79

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Dunedin to Milford Sound 256.7 miles

$55 - $80

Fly, drive  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Dunedin (DUD) to Queenstown (ZQN) DUD - ZQN
  2. Drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound

$203 - $399

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dunedin to Milford Sound is to bus which costs $40 - $100 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dunedin to Milford Sound is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Dunedin and Milford Sound is 242 km. The road distance is 410.8 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Dunedin to Milford Sound, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dunedin to Milford Sound. However, there are services departing from Dunedin and arriving at Milford Sound via Te Anau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Dunedin, New Zealand and Milford Sound, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Dunedin to Milford Sound via Te Anau in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $320
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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