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There are 3 ways to get from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound by shuttle, bus, car or plane

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Shuttle, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Mt Cook Lodge and Motels to Twizel
  2. Take the bus from Twizel to Frankton Bus Interchange
  3. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Milford Sound

Drive

  1. Drive from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound

Shuttle, bus, fly

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Mt Cook Lodge and Motels to Twizel
  2. Take the bus from Twizel to Frankton Bus Interchange
  3. Take the plane from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport
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The cheapest way to get from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 6h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound is to drive. Taking this option will cost $110 - $170 and takes 6h 11m.

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The distance between Mount Cook Village and Milford Sound is 202 km. The road distance is 537.2 km.

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The best way to get from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 11h 58m and costs $95 - $170.

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It takes approximately 11h 58m to get from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound is 537 km. It takes approximately 6h 11m to drive from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound.

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There are one+ hotels available in Milford Sound. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound.
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  • Distance: 201.8 km
  • Duration: 11h 58m

What companies run services between Mount Cook Village, New Zealand and Milford Sound, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound. However, you can take the shuttle to Twizel, take the walk to Twizel, take the bus to Frankton Bus Interchange, take the bus to Milford Sound, then take the walk to Milford Sound. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Milford Sound.

Bus operators
The Cook Connection
Phone
+64 21 583 211
Email
travel@cookconnect.co.nz
Website
cookconnect.co.nz
Shuttle from Mt Cook Lodge and Motels to Twizel
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
cookconnect.co.nz
Book at
cookconnect.co.nz
awesomeNZ
Email
info@awesomenz.com
Website
awesomenz.com
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
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 Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound 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 Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$400
Schedules at
glenorchyair.co.nz

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