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There are 3 ways to get from Queenstown to Balclutha by bus or car

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Bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Milton Queenstown - Dunedin

$22 - $51

2 alternative options

Bus via Gore  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Garston
  2. Take the bus from Garston to Gore 5
  3. Take the bus from Gore to Balclutha

$48 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Queenstown to Balclutha 155 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Queenstown to Balclutha is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Queenstown to Balclutha is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Queenstown to Balclutha. However, there are services departing from Queenstown and arriving at Balclutha via Milton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Queenstown and Balclutha is 158 km. The road distance is 248 km.

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The best way to get from Queenstown to Balclutha without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 49 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Queenstown to Balclutha, including transfers.

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Queenstown to Balclutha bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Queenstown station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Queenstown to Balclutha is 248 km. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Queenstown to Balclutha.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Balclutha. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Queenstown to Balclutha.
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  • Distance: 98.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Queenstown to Balclutha twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 19 min.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Milton
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Gore to Balclutha
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Tracknet
Website
tracknet.net
Bus from Queenstown to Garston
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Catch-A-Bus South
Phone
027 4497 994
Website
catchabussouth.co.nz
Bus from Garston to Gore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
catchabussouth.co.nz

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