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

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Bus  •  15h

  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

$28 - $69

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Bus, train via Arthur's Pass  •  16h 47m

  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

$226 - $258

Bus, train  •  17h 26m

  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

$266 - $311

Drive  •  6h 53m

  1. Drive from Fox Glacier to Picton 345 miles

$70 - $110

Drive to Timaru, fly  •  10h 25m

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

$156 - $478

Bus to Hokitika, fly  •  9h 18m

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

$112 - $463

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The cheapest way to get from Fox Glacier to Picton is to bus which costs $40 - $110 and takes 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Fox Glacier to Picton is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 6h 53m.

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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 15h.

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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 15h and costs $40 - $110.

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

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

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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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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 6h 53m to drive from Fox Glacier to Picton.

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

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 15h.

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

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There are 110+ hotels available in Picton. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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