There are 5 ways to get from Fox Glacier to Picton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  15 h

  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

$40 - $104

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Bus, train  •  15 h 59 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  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Fox Glacier to Picton 345 miles

$70 - $110

Drive to Timaru, fly  •  11 h 25 min

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

$156 - $478

Bus to Hokitika, fly  •  9 h 5 min

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

$120 - $497

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fox Glacier to Picton. However, there are services departing from Fox Glacier and arriving at Picton via Greymouth and Nelson. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h.

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The distance between Fox Glacier and Picton is 407 km. The road distance is 552 km.

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The best way to get from Fox Glacier to Picton without a car is to bus which takes 15 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h to get from Fox Glacier to Picton, including transfers.

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Fox Glacier to Picton bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Fox Glacier station.

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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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Fox Glacier to Picton bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Picton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fox Glacier to Picton is 552 km. It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to drive from Fox Glacier to Picton.

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

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There are 99+ hotels available in Picton. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fox Glacier to Picton.
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  • Distance: 254.4 miles
  • Duration: 15 h

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

You can take a bus from Fox Glacier to Picton via Greymouth and Nelson in around 15 h.

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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
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 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $400
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 - $28
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 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle

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