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.

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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

$75 - $112

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

$25 - $61

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Dunedin to Twizel 158.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Dunedin to Twizel is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dunedin to Twizel is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Dunedin and Twizel is 183 km. The road distance is 253.8 km.

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

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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.

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Map of how to get from Dunedin to Twizel.
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  • Distance: 114.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

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
$40 - $55
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin to Cromwell
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Cromwell to Twizel
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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