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There are 4 ways to get from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound by shuttle, bus, car, taxi or plane

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Shuttle, bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Mount Cook Village to Queenstown Mt Cook to Queenstown
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound Queenstown - Milford Sound

3 alternative options

Shuttle, bus via Lake Tekapo  •  12h 14m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo
  2. Take the bus from Tekapo to Frankton Bus Interchange
  3. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Milford Sound

Drive  •  6h 11m

  1. Drive from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound 537.2 km

Taxi, bus, fly  •  5h 12m

  1. Take a taxi from Mount Cook Village to Twizel
  2. Take the bus from Twizel to Frankton Bus Interchange
  3. Take the plane from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport

Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound by shuttle, bus and walk

6 Weekly Services
10h 55m Average Duration
$175 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound is to drive which costs $140 - $220 and takes 6h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound is to taxi and bus and fly which takes 5h 12m and costs $700 - $850.

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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 10h 55m and costs $170 - $230.

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It takes approximately 10h 55m 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 two+ hotels available in Milford Sound. Prices start at $0 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: 10h 55m

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 Queenstown, take the walk to Queenstown, take the bus to Milford Sound, then take the walk to Milford Sound. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Mount Cook Village to Milford Sound via Lake Tekapo, Tekapo, Frankton Bus Interchange, and Milford Sound in around 12h 14m.

Bus operators
Cheeky Kiwi Travel
Phone
+64 9 390 7380
Email
bookings@cheekykiwitravel.com
Website
cheekykiwitravel.com
Shuttle from Mount Cook Village to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
cheekykiwitravel.com
Book at
cheekykiwitravel.com
Adult
$175
Child
$140
Shuttle from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Schedules at
cheekykiwitravel.com
Book at
cheekykiwitravel.com
Adult
$199
Child
$160
GreatSights
Phone
+64 9 583 5790
Email
info@greatsights.co.nz
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
https://www.greatsights.co.nz/new-zealand-tours/
Standard
$35 - $55
Flexi
$90 - $130
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
https://www.greatsights.co.nz/new-zealand-tours/
Standard
$35 - $55
Flexi
$85 - $130
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Tekapo to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
https://www.intercity.co.nz/
Bus from Twizel to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
https://www.intercity.co.nz/
Other operators
Glenorchy Air
Website
glenorchyair.co.nz
Plane from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
glenorchyair.co.nz
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$440 - $470
Schedules at
airmilford.co.nz
01 Feb - 30 Sep 2023
$445
01 Oct - 30 Sep 2024
$469
Taxi from Mount Cook Village to Twizel
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$260 - $310

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