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There are 5 ways to get from Nelson to Fiordland National Park by bus, train 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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Bus  •  20h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Nelson i-SITE to Blenheim
  2. Take the bus from Blenheim to Christchurch
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Te Anau

$52 - $135

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  21h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Paradiso Backpackers to Blenheim
  2. Take the train from Blenheim to Christchurch
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Te Anau

$177 - $238

Fly to Queenstown, bus  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Nelson (NSN) to Queenstown (ZQN) NSN - ZQN
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown Airport to Te Anau

$175 - $309

Fly to Dunedin, bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from Nelson (NSN) to Dunedin (DUD) NSN - DUD
  2. Take the bus from Dunedin Airport to Te Anau

$114 - $304

Fly to Invercargill, bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Fly from Nelson (NSN) to Invercargill (IVC) NSN - IVC
  2. Take the bus from Invercargill to Lumsden
  3. Take the bus from Lumsden to Te Anau

$140 - $520

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nelson to Fiordland National Park is to bus which costs $75 - $210 and takes 20h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Nelson to Fiordland National Park is to fly and bus which costs $260 - $470 and takes 8h 16m.

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The distance between Nelson and Fiordland National Park is 677 km.

The best way to get from Nelson to Fiordland National Park without a car is to bus which takes 20h 45m and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 20h 45m to get from Nelson to Fiordland National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Nelson Airport to Queenstown Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 45m and has one stopover.

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Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights from Nelson Airport to Queenstown Airport.

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The best way to get from Nelson to Nelson Airport is to bus which takes 12m and costs .

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Map of how to get from Nelson to Fiordland National Park.
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  • Distance: 423.2 miles
  • Duration: 20h 45m

What companies run services between Nelson, New Zealand and Fiordland National Park, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Nelson to Fiordland National Park via Blenheim, Christchurch, and Te Anau in around 20h 45m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nelson to Dunedin via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Nelson to Dunedin via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Nelson to Dunedin via Auckland
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Nelson to Invercargill via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Nelson to Invercargill via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Nelson to Invercargill via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Nelson to Invercargill via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Nelson to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Nelson to Dunedin via Auckland
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Train operators
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Blenheim to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$131
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Nelson i-SITE to Blenheim
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Blenheim to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Christchurch to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Paradiso Backpackers to Blenheim
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Dunedin Airport to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Lumsden to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Tracknet
Phone
(+64) 3 249 7777
Email
res@tracknet.net
Website
tracknet.net
Bus from Queenstown Airport to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Tracknet
Bus from Invercargill to Lumsden
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Tracknet
Catch-A-Bus South
Phone
027 4497 994
Website
catchabussouth.co.nz
Bus from Invercargill to Lumsden
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
catchabussouth.co.nz

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