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There are 2 ways to get from Lake Wānaka to Lake Wakatipu by bus or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lakefront Carpark to Athol Street Queenstown

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Drive

  1. Drive from Lake Wānaka to Lake Wakatipu

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The cheapest way to get from Lake Wānaka to Lake Wakatipu is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 1h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Wānaka to Lake Wakatipu is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 1h 55m.

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The distance between Lake Wānaka and Lake Wakatipu is 64 km. The road distance is 104.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lake Wānaka to Lake Wakatipu without a car is to bus which takes 3h and costs $160 - $230.

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It takes approximately 3h to get from Lake Wānaka to Lake Wakatipu, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Wānaka to Lake Wakatipu is 104 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Lake Wānaka to Lake Wakatipu.

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Map of how to get from Lake Wānaka to Lake Wakatipu.
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  • Distance: 64.3 km
  • Duration: 3h

What companies run services between Lake Wānaka, New Zealand and Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand?

Ritchies Transport operates a bus from Lakefront Carpark to Athol Street Queenstown once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 10m. GreatSights also services this route 3 times a week.

Bus operators
Ritchies Transport
Phone
+64 9 833 6053
Email
communications@ritchies.co.nz
Website
ritchies.co.nz
Bus from Lakefront Carpark to Athol Street Queenstown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Ritchies Auckland
AT HOP card
$24 - $35
Cash
$30 - $40
GreatSights
Phone
+64 9 583 5790
Email
info@greatsights.co.nz
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Wanaka to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$14 - $22
Flexi
$35 - $50

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