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

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Bus  •  10 h 31 min

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

$63 - $114

1 alternative option

Drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki 276.5 miles

$55 - $90

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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 10 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 31 min 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 5 h 5 min to drive from Franz Josef to Lake Pukaki.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Lake Pukaki. Prices start at $108 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: 10 h 31 min

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 10 h 31 min.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Franz Josef to Cromwell
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Cromwell to Twizel
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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