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There are 6 ways to get from Punakaiki to Queenstown by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  15 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport Greymouth to Christchurch
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Queenstown Queenstown - Christchurch

$70 - $114

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Train, bus  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
  3. Take the bus from Tekapo to Lake Esplanade YHA

$175 - $286

Drive  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Punakaiki to Queenstown 360.3 miles

$75 - $120

Bus to Hokitika, fly  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Punakaiki to Greymouth
  2. Fly from Hokitika (HKK) to Queenstown (ZQN) HKK - ZQN

$149 - $469

Bus to Christchurch, fly  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport
  2. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Queenstown (ZQN) CHC - ZQN

$149 - $379

Bus to Westport, fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Punakaiki to Westport
  2. Fly from Westport (WSZ) to Queenstown (ZQN) WSZ - ZQN

$84 - $328

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The cheapest way to get from Punakaiki to Queenstown is to drive which costs $110 - $180 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Punakaiki to Queenstown is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $500 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Punakaiki to Queenstown. However, there are services departing from Punakaiki and arriving at Queenstown via Greymouth and Christchurch Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 26 min.

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The distance between Punakaiki and Queenstown is 390 km. The road distance is 576.5 km.

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The best way to get from Punakaiki to Queenstown without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 26 min and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 15 h 26 min to get from Punakaiki to Queenstown, including transfers.

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Punakaiki to Queenstown bus services, operated by West Coast Shuttle, depart from Greymouth station.

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There is no direct flight from Hokitika Airport to Queenstown Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Punakaiki to Queenstown bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Queenstown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Punakaiki to Queenstown is 576 km. It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to drive from Punakaiki to Queenstown.

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Map of how to get from Punakaiki to Queenstown.
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  • Distance: 243.7 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 26 min

What companies run services between Punakaiki, New Zealand and Queenstown, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Punakaiki to Queenstown via Greymouth, Greymouth, and Christchurch Airport in around 15 h 26 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Hokitika to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Hokitika to Queenstown via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Hokitika to Queenstown via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Westport to Queenstown via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Westport to Queenstown via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Westport to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
West Coast Shuttle
Phone
(64) 03 768 0028
Email
travel@westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Website
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Airport to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Tekapo to Lake Esplanade YHA
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Punakaiki to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Punakaiki to Westport
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Hokitika Airport to Queenstown Airport.

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