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There are 4 ways to get from Mount Cook to Doubtful Sound / Patea by bus 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.

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Travel, bus

  1. Travel from Mount Cook to Tekapo
  2. Take the bus from Tekapo to Queenstown
  3. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  4. Travel from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound / Patea

3 alternative options

Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Fox Glacier to Queenstown
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  3. Travel from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound / Patea

Bus to Hokitika, fly to Queenstown, bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Franz Josef to Hokitika
  2. Fly from Hokitika (HKK) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  3. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  4. Travel from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound / Patea

Travel, bus to Christchurch, fly to Invercargill

  1. Travel from Mount Cook to Tekapo
  2. Take the bus from Tekapo to Christchurch Airport
  3. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Invercargill (IVC)
  4. Travel from Invercargill to Doubtful Sound / Patea
Mount Cook → Doubtful Sound / Patea
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  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Doubtful Sound / Patea is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Doubtful Sound / Patea is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Doubtful Sound / Patea is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 358 5453.

Last updated: 22 Nov 2021
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The distance between Mount Cook and Doubtful Sound / Patea is 315 km.

The best way to get from Mount Cook to Doubtful Sound / Patea without a car is to travel and bus which takes 9h 28m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 28m to get from Mount Cook to Doubtful Sound / Patea, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Hokitika Airport to Queenstown Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Mount Cook to Doubtful Sound / Patea.
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  • Distance: 315.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 28m

What companies run services between Mount Cook, Canterbury, New Zealand and Doubtful Sound / Patea, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Mount Cook to Doubtful Sound / Patea. However, you can take the travel to Tekapo, take the bus to Queenstown, take the bus to Te Anau, then take the travel to Doubtful Sound / Patea. Alternatively, you can take the travel to Fox Glacier, take the bus to Queenstown, take the bus to Te Anau, then take the travel to Doubtful Sound / Patea.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Hokitika to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Hokitika to Queenstown via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Hokitika to Queenstown via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Christchurch to Invercargill
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Bus operators
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Tekapo to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Tekapo to Christchurch Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
awesomeNZ
Email
info@awesomenz.com
Website
awesomenz.com
Bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Fox Glacier to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$45 - $70
Flexi
$110 - $160
Bus from Franz Josef to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$17 - $25
Flexi
$40 - $60

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