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There are 4 ways to get from Lexington Airport (LEX) to Lake Matheson by plane, bus or shuttle

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Fly to Hokitika, bus  •  31h 14m

  1. Fly from Lexington (LEX) to Hokitika (HKK) LEX - HKK
  2. Take the bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Fox Glacier

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Fly to Queenstown, bus, shuttle  •  33h 46m

  1. Fly from Lexington (LEX) to Queenstown (ZQN) LEX - ZQN
  2. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Twizel
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Twizel to Mt Cook / Mount Cook

Fly to Christchurch, shuttle, bus  •  30h 53m

  1. Fly from Lexington (LEX) to Christchurch (CHC) LEX - CHC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Christchurch International Airport to Kumara Junction
  3. Take the bus from Kumara Junction to Fox Glacier

Fly to Nelson, bus, shuttle  •  35h 57m

  1. Fly from Lexington (LEX) to Nelson (NSN) LEX - NSN
  2. Take the bus from Nelson to Westport Caltex
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Westport to Greymouth
  4. Take the bus from Greymouth to Fox Glacier
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lake Matheson is 0800 358 5453.

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The social distance requirement in Lake Matheson is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Lexington Airport (LEX) to Lake Matheson is to fly and bus which costs $750 - $2,200 and takes 31h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Lexington Airport (LEX) to Lake Matheson is to fly and shuttle and bus which costs $1,100 - $3,200 and takes 30h 53m.

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It is approximately 13918 km to get from Lexington Airport (LEX) to Lake Matheson.

It takes approximately 31h 14m to get from Lexington Airport (LEX) to Lake Matheson, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Lexington Airport to Hokitika Airport. The quickest flight takes 27h 3m and has three stopovers.

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Lake Matheson is 16h ahead of Lexington Airport (LEX). It is currently 5:21 AM in Lexington Airport (LEX) and 9:21 PM in Lake Matheson.

United Airlines and Air New Zealand offer flights from Lexington Airport to Hokitika Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Lake Matheson. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lexington Airport (LEX) to Lake Matheson.
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  • Distance: 13917.8 km
  • Duration: 31h 14m

What companies run services between Lexington Airport (LEX), USA and Lake Matheson, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Lexington Airport (LEX) to Lake Matheson. However, you can fly to Hokitika, take the walk to Hokitika i-SITE, take the bus to Fox Glacier, then take the taxi to Lake Matheson. Alternatively, you can fly to Queenstown, take the walk to Airport, take the line 1 bus to Frankton Bus Interchange, take the bus to Twizel, take the walk to Twizel, take the shuttle to Mt Cook / Mount Cook, then take the drive to Lake Matheson.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
27h 3m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,400
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Palmerston, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
27h 3m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
27h 3m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,600
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
27h 3m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,400
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
27h 3m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,400
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
29h 43m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
29h 43m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Invercargill, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
29h 43m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,700
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Napier, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
29h 43m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
29h 43m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,600
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
29h 43m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,400
Flights from Lexington to Hokitika via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
22h 18m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
24h 18m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
26h 58m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,000
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
21h 58m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,400
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Dunedin
Ave. Duration
23h 43m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,600
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
23h 43m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Palmerston
Ave. Duration
24h 13m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Queenstown
Ave. Duration
24h 48m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,600
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Nelson
Ave. Duration
24h 48m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,400
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
25h 3m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,400
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Tauranga
Ave. Duration
25h 33m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Napier
Ave. Duration
25h 58m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Christchurch via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Rotorua
Ave. Duration
26h 28m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Lexington to Nelson via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
22h 38m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,600
Flights from Lexington to Nelson via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
23h 28m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,700
Flights from Lexington to Nelson via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
24h 8m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,800
Flights from Lexington to Nelson via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,700
Flights from Lexington to Nelson via Chicago O'Hare, Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,700
Flights from Lexington to Nelson via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
22h 18m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Lexington to Queenstown via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,000
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$20 - $29
Flexi
$45 - $70
Bus from Kumara Junction to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$23 - $35
Flexi
$55 - $80
Bus from Greymouth to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$25 - $40
Flexi
$60 - $85
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Twizel
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
InterCity
Book at
InterCity
Bus from Nelson to Westport Caltex
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
Book at
InterCity
The Cook Connection
Phone
+64 21 583 211
Email
travel@cookconnect.co.nz
Website
cookconnect.co.nz
Shuttle from Twizel to Mt Cook / Mount Cook
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
cookconnect.co.nz
Book at
cookconnect.co.nz
East West Coaches
Phone
0800 142 622
Website
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Shuttle from Christchurch International Airport to Kumara Junction
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Shuttle from Westport to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
The Heaphy Bus Company
Phone
0800 128 735
Website
theheaphybus.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Westport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
theheaphybus.co.nz

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