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There are 2 ways to get from Franz Josef to Doubtful Sound / Patea by bus or plane

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Bus, travel  •  13h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Franz Josef to Queenstown
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  3. Travel from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound / Patea

1 alternative option

Bus, fly, travel  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Franz Josef to Hokitika
  2. Fly from Hokitika (HKK) to Queenstown (ZQN) HKK - ZQN
  3. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  4. Travel from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound / Patea
Franz Josef → Doubtful Sound / Patea
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Doubtful Sound / Patea is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Doubtful Sound / Patea is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Doubtful Sound / Patea is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Nov 2021
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The distance between Franz Josef and Doubtful Sound / Patea is 333 km.

The best way to get from Franz Josef to Doubtful Sound / Patea without a car is to bus and travel which takes 13h 4m and costs .

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It takes approximately 13h 4m to get from Franz Josef to Doubtful Sound / Patea, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Hokitika Airport to Queenstown Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Hokitika Airport to Queenstown Airport.

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Map of how to get from Franz Josef to Doubtful Sound / Patea.
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  • Distance: 332.6 km
  • Duration: 13h 4m

What companies run services between Franz Josef, New Zealand and Doubtful Sound / Patea, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Franz Josef to Doubtful Sound / Patea. However, you can take the bus to Queenstown, take the bus to Te Anau, then take the travel to Doubtful Sound / Patea. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Hokitika, take the walk to Hokitika airport, fly to Queenstown, take the walk to Airport, take the line 1 bus to Queenstown, take the bus to Te Anau, then take the travel to Doubtful Sound / Patea.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Hokitika to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Hokitika to Queenstown via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Franz Josef to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$50 - $75
Flexi
$120 - $170
Bus from Franz Josef to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$17 - $25
Flexi
$40 - $60
awesomeNZ
Email
info@awesomenz.com
Website
awesomenz.com
Bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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