There are 4 ways to get from Dunedin to Milford Sound 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  •  5 h 33 min

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

Cheapest option

Bus via Te Anau  •  8 h 40 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

$26 - $65

2 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 15 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 - $78

Fly, travel  •  6 h 13 min

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

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The distance between Dunedin and Milford Sound is 247 km.

The best way to get from Dunedin to Milford Sound without a car is to bus and travel which takes 5 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Dunedin to Milford Sound, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dunedin Airport to Queenstown Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min 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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There are one+ hotels available in Milford Sound. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dunedin to Dunedin Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Dunedin to Milford Sound.
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  • Distance: 154.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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 and Milford Sound in around 8 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Dunedin to Queenstown via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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