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There are 3 ways to get from Nelson to Lewis Pass by bus or car

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Bus, drive via Murchison  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Nelson i-SITE to Murchison Nelson - Greymouth / ...
  2. Drive from Murchison to Lewis Pass

$25 - $100

2 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Tasman Bay Backpackers to Kawatiri Nelson - Greymouth
  2. Drive from Kawatiri to Lewis Pass

$28 - $51

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Nelson to Lewis Pass 144.5 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Nelson to Lewis Pass is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 2h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Nelson to Lewis Pass is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 2h 47m.

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The distance between Nelson and Lewis Pass is 143 km. The road distance is 231.2 km.

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Nelson to Lewis Pass, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelson to Lewis Pass is 231 km. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Nelson to Lewis Pass.

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There are two+ hotels available in Lewis Pass. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nelson to Lewis Pass.
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  • Distance: 89.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 9m

What companies run services between Nelson, New Zealand and Lewis Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Nelson to Lewis Pass. However, you can take the bus to Murchison then take the drive to Lewis Pass. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Kawatiri then take the drive to Lewis Pass.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Nelson i-SITE to Murchison
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Tasman Bay Backpackers to Kawatiri
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
The Heaphy Bus Company
Phone
0800 128 735
Website
theheaphybus.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Murchison
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Schedules at
theheaphybus.co.nz

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