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There are 7 ways to get from Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds by bus, train, 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.

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Bus  •  17h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Fox Glacier to Greymouth
  2. Take the bus from Greymouth to Nelson
  3. Take the bus from Nelson to Picton

$39 - $86

6 alternative options

Bus, train via Arthur's Pass  •  19h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Fox Glacier to Kumara Junction
  2. Take the bus from Kumara Junction to Arthurs Pass
  3. Take the train from Arthur's Pass to Christchurch
  4. Take the train from Christchurch to Picton

$237 - $275

Bus, train  •  19h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Fox Glacier to Greymouth
  2. Take the train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  3. Take the train from Christchurch to Picton

$277 - $328

Drive  •  9h

  1. Drive from Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds 385.5 miles

$80 - $120

Drive to Timaru, fly to Blenheim  •  12h 55m

  1. Drive from Fox Glacier to Timaru
  2. Fly from Timaru (TIU) to Blenheim (BHE) TIU - BHE

$167 - $495

Bus to Hokitika, fly to Blenheim  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Fox Glacier to Hokitika
  2. Fly from Hokitika (HKK) to Blenheim (BHE) HKK - BHE

$123 - $480

Drive to Timaru, fly to Picton  •  11h 34m

  1. Drive from Fox Glacier to Timaru
  2. Fly from Timaru (TIU) to Picton (PCN) TIU - PCN

$155 - $447

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds is to bus which costs $55 - $140 and takes 17h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 9h.

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The distance between Fox Glacier and Marlborough Sounds is 423 km. The road distance is 616.9 km.

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It takes approximately 17h 30m to get from Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Timaru Airport to Blenheim Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds is 617 km. It takes approximately 9h to drive from Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Timaru Airport to Blenheim Airport.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Marlborough Sounds. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds.
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  • Distance: 264.3 miles
  • Duration: 17h 30m

What companies run services between Fox Glacier, New Zealand and Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds via Greymouth, Nelson, and Picton in around 17h 30m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Timaru to Blenheim via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Timaru to Blenheim via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Hokitika to Blenheim via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Hokitika to Blenheim via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Hokitika to Blenheim via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $400
Flights from Timaru to Picton via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Train operators
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Arthur's Pass to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Christchurch to Picton
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$131
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Fox Glacier to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Fox Glacier to Kumara Junction
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Fox Glacier to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Nelson
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Picton
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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