There are 6 ways to get from Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  17 h 30 min

  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

$51 - $120

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Bus, train  •  18 h 28 min

  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

Drive  •  9 h

  1. Drive from Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds 385.5 miles

$80 - $120

Drive to Timaru, fly to Blenheim  •  13 h 55 min

  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  •  11 h 35 min

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

$131 - $514

Drive to Timaru, fly to Picton  •  11 h 59 min

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

$155 - $447

Questions & Answers

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 17 h 30 min 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 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fox Glacier to Marlborough Sounds is 617 km. It takes approximately 9 h 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 94+ hotels available in Marlborough Sounds. Prices start at $51 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: 17 h 30 min

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 17 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Timaru to Blenheim via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Timaru to Blenheim via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Hokitika to Blenheim via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Hokitika to Blenheim via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Hokitika to Blenheim via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $400
Flights from Timaru to Picton via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Train operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Train from Arthur's Pass to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Fox Glacier to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Nelson
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Picton
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Fox Glacier to Kumara Junction
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Fox Glacier to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle

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