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There are 3 ways to get from Milford Sound to Lake Wakatipu by bus, car, plane or taxi

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Bus  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Milford Sound to Queenstown Queenstown - Milford Sound

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 37m

  1. Drive from Milford Sound to Lake Wakatipu 299.7 km

Fly, taxi  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the plane from Milford Sound Airport to Queenstown Airport
  2. Take a taxi from Queenstown Airport to Lake Wakatipu

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The cheapest way to get from Milford Sound to Lake Wakatipu is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 3h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Milford Sound to Lake Wakatipu is to fly and taxi which costs $420 - $550 and takes 1h 10m.

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The distance between Milford Sound and Lake Wakatipu is 68 km. The road distance is 299.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milford Sound to Lake Wakatipu without a car is to bus which takes 4h 38m and costs $90 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Milford Sound to Lake Wakatipu, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milford Sound to Lake Wakatipu is 300 km. It takes approximately 3h 37m to drive from Milford Sound to Lake Wakatipu.

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Map of how to get from Milford Sound to Lake Wakatipu.
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  • Distance: 68.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

awesomeNZ operates a bus from Milford Sound to Queenstown 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Bus operators
awesomeNZ
Email
info@awesomenz.com
Website
awesomenz.com
Bus from Milford Sound to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Other operators
Air Milford
Phone
+64 3 442 2351
Email
info@airmilford.co.nz
Website
airmilford.co.nz
Plane from Milford Sound Airport to Queenstown Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$340 - $420
Schedules at
airmilford.co.nz
Glenorchy Air
Website
glenorchyair.co.nz
Plane from Milford Sound Airport to Queenstown Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$400
Schedules at
glenorchyair.co.nz
Taxi from Queenstown Airport to Lake Wakatipu
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Green Cabs Queenstown
Phone
+64 800 46 47336
Website
greencabs.co.nz
Blue Bubble Taxi
Phone
+64 3-450 3000
Website
queenstowntaxis.com

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