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There are 6 ways to get from Mount Cook Village to Nelson by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Franz Josef to Greymouth
  2. Take the bus from Greymouth to Nelson

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Drive to Timaru, fly

  1. Drive from Mount Cook Village to Timaru
  2. Fly from Timaru (TIU) to Nelson (NSN)

4 alternative options

Bus via Fox Glacier

  1. Take the bus from Fox Glacier to Greymouth
  2. Take the bus from Greymouth to Nelson

Drive, bus, train

  1. Drive from Mount Cook Village to Tekapo
  2. Take the bus from Tekapo to Christchurch
  3. Take the train from Christchurch to Blenheim
  4. Take the bus from Blenheim to Nelson

Drive

  1. Drive from Mount Cook Village to Nelson

Bus to Hokitika, fly

  1. Take the bus from Franz Josef to Hokitika
  2. Fly from Hokitika (HKK) to Nelson (NSN)

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The cheapest way to get from Mount Cook Village to Nelson is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 8h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Mount Cook Village to Nelson is to drive and fly which costs $130 - $650 and takes 6h 26m.

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The distance between Mount Cook Village and Nelson is 378 km. The road distance is 738.8 km.

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It takes approximately 16h 10m to get from Mount Cook Village to Nelson, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Timaru Airport to Nelson Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mount Cook Village to Nelson is 739 km. It takes approximately 8h 46m to drive from Mount Cook Village to Nelson.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Timaru Airport to Nelson Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Nelson. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mount Cook Village to Nelson.
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  • Distance: 378.5 km
  • Duration: 16h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Mount Cook Village to Nelson via Franz Josef and Greymouth in around 16h 10m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Timaru to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Timaru to Nelson via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Timaru to Nelson via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Hokitika to Nelson via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Hokitika to Nelson via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Train operators
KiwiRail
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Christchurch to Blenheim
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Franz Josef to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$22 - $35
Flexi
$50 - $75
Bus from Fox Glacier to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$25 - $40
Flexi
$60 - $85
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
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Nelson
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
InterCity
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Bus from Tekapo to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Blenheim to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity

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