There are 3 ways to get from Dunedin to Twizel by train, bus or car

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

Train, bus, drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Dunedin to Moeraki
  2. Take the bus from Moeraki Turn Off to Makikihi
  3. Drive from Makikihi to Twizel

$78 - $118

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunedin to Cromwell Queenstown - Dunedin / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cromwell to Twizel Queenstown - Christchurch

$27 - $65

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Dunedin to Twizel 158.6 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Dunedin, New Zealand and Twizel, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Dunedin to Twizel via Cromwell in around 6 h 13 min.

Train operators
Dunedin Railways
Phone
+64 3 477 4449
Email
reserve@dunedinrailways.co.nz
Website
dunedinrailways.co.nz
Train from Dunedin to Moeraki
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
dunedinrailways.co.nz
Book at
taieri.rezweb.com
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Moeraki Turn Off to Makikihi
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin to Cromwell
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Cromwell to Twizel
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dunedin to Twizel?

The distance between Dunedin and Twizel is 183 km. The road distance is 254 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dunedin to Twizel?

The cheapest way to get from Dunedin to Twizel is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 3 h 19 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dunedin to Twizel?

The quickest way to get from Dunedin to Twizel is to drive which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $45 - $70.

Is there a direct bus between Dunedin and Twizel?

No, there is no direct bus from Dunedin to Twizel. However, there are services departing from Dunedin and arriving at Twizel via Cromwell. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Dunedin to Twizel?

It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Dunedin to Twizel, including transfers.