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There are 2 ways to get from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki by bus or car

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Bus  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Franz Josef to Cromwell Queenstown - Franz Josef
  2. Take the bus from Cromwell to Twizel Queenstown - Christchurch

$46 - $72

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Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki 276.5 miles

$55 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki is to bus which costs $70 - $110 and takes 10h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 5h 5m.

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The distance between Franz Josef and Lake Pukaki is 81 km. The road distance is 442.4 km.

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The best way to get from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki without a car is to bus which takes 10h 31m and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 10h 31m to get from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki is 442 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Lake Pukaki. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki.
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  • Distance: 50.6 miles
  • Duration: 10h 31m

What companies run services between Franz Josef, New Zealand and Lake Pukaki, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki via Cromwell and Twizel in around 10h 31m.

Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Franz Josef to Cromwell
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Cromwell to Twizel
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
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