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There are 3 ways to get from Hanmer Springs to Franz Josef Glacier by bus or shuttle

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Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Hanmer Springs to Christchurch
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
  3. Travel from Tekapo to Franz Josef Glacier

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hanmer Springs to Christchurch
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Greymouth
  3. Take the bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA

Bus, shuttle

  1. Take the bus from Hanmer Springs to Christchurch
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Christchurch International Airport to Kumara Junction
  3. Take the bus from Kumara Junction to Franz Josef YHA
Hanmer Springs → Franz Josef Glacier
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Franz Josef Glacier is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Franz Josef Glacier is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Franz Josef Glacier is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Hanmer Springs to Franz Josef Glacier is to bus which costs $70 - $120 and takes 12h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Hanmer Springs to Franz Josef Glacier is to bus and shuttle. Taking this option will cost $120 - $150 and takes 11h 19m.

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The distance between Hanmer Springs and Franz Josef Glacier is 240 km.

The best way to get from Hanmer Springs to Franz Josef Glacier without a car is to bus and travel which takes 7h 52m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Hanmer Springs to Franz Josef Glacier, including transfers.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Franz Josef Glacier. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hanmer Springs to Franz Josef Glacier.
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  • Distance: 239.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 52m

What companies run services between Hanmer Springs, New Zealand and Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Hanmer Springs to Franz Josef Glacier via Christchurch, Greymouth, and Franz Josef YHA in around 12h 9m.

Bus operators
Hanmer Connections
Phone
+64 0800 242 663
Email
hanmerconnection@citylinechch.co.nz
Website
hanmerconnection.co.nz
Bus from Hanmer Springs to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
East West Coaches
Phone
0800 142 622
Website
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Shuttle from Christchurch International Airport to Kumara Junction
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Kumara Junction to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$20 - $29
Flexi
$45 - $70
Bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$22 - $35
Flexi
$55 - $75
Atomic Travel
Phone
03 349 0697
Email
info@atomictravel.co.nz
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz

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