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There are 4 ways to get from Papatowai to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) by car or bus

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Drive, bus via Frankton Bus Hub, golf course  •  5h

  1. Drive from Papatowai to Clinton
  2. Take the bus from Clinton to Lumsden
  3. Take the bus from Lumsden to Frankton Bus Interchange

$76 - $107

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Drive, bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Papatowai to Clinton
  2. Take the bus from Clinton to Lumsden
  3. Take the bus from Lumsden to Frankton and ZQN Airport 5

$66 - $102

2 alternative options

Drive, bus #2  •  5h 20m

  1. Drive from Papatowai to Clinton
  2. Take the bus from Gore to Frankton and ZQN Airport 5

$81 - $121

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Papatowai to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) 285.5 km

$50 - $80

Papatowai → Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
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The cheapest way to get from Papatowai to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 3h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Papatowai to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 3h 19m.

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The distance between Papatowai and Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is 180 km. The road distance is 285.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Papatowai to Queenstown Airport (ZQN), including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Papatowai to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is 286 km. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from Papatowai to Queenstown Airport (ZQN).

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There are 596+ hotels available in Queenstown Airport (ZQN). Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Papatowai to Queenstown Airport (ZQN).
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  • Distance: 180.2 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Papatowai, New Zealand and Queenstown Airport (ZQN), New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Papatowai to Queenstown Airport (ZQN). However, you can take the drive to Clinton, take the bus to Lumsden, take the bus to Frankton Bus Hub, golf course, then take the line 1 bus to Airport. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Clinton, take the bus to Lumsden, then take the bus to Frankton and ZQN Airport.

Bus operators
Tracknet
Phone
(+64) 3 249 7777
Email
res@tracknet.net
Website
tracknet.net
Bus from Lumsden to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Tracknet
Bus from Lumsden to Queenstown Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Tracknet
Catch-A-Bus South
Phone
027 4497 994
Website
catchabussouth.com
Bus from Lumsden to Frankton and ZQN Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
catchabussouth.com
Bus from Gore to Frankton and ZQN Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
catchabussouth.com

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