There are 6 ways to get from Greymouth to Milford Sound by bus, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, travel  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Queenstown
  3. Travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound

Cheapest option

Bus via Te Anau  •  19 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Te Anau
  3. Take the bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound

$62 - $132

4 alternative options

Bus  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Queenstown
  3. Take the bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound

$72 - $131

Train, bus  •  25 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Greymouth to Rolleston
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Glentanner Park
  3. Take the bus from Glentanner Park to Queenstown
  4. Take the bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound

$174 - $291

Fly from Hokitika, travel  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Hokitika (HKK) to Queenstown (ZQN) HKK - ZQN
  2. Travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound

Bus to Christchurch, fly, travel  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport
  2. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Queenstown (ZQN) CHC - ZQN
  3. Travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound

Questions & Answers

The distance between Greymouth and Milford Sound is 361 km.

The best way to get from Greymouth to Milford Sound without a car is to bus and travel which takes 15 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 10 min to get from Greymouth to Milford Sound, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Hokitika Airport to Queenstown Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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There are one+ hotels available in Milford Sound. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Greymouth to Hokitika Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Greymouth to Milford Sound.
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  • Distance: 225.8 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 10 min

What companies run services between Greymouth, New Zealand and Milford Sound, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Greymouth to Milford Sound via Christchurch, Te Anau, and Milford Sound in around 19 h 50 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Hokitika to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Hokitika to Queenstown via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Train operators
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Greymouth to Rolleston
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
West Coast Shuttle
Website
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Airport to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $70
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Glentanner Park
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Glentanner Park to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Atomic Travel
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz

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