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There are 2 ways to get from Queenstown to Lake Matheson by bus or car

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Bus  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Fox Glacier Queenstown - Franz Josef

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Drive  •  4h 7m

  1. Drive from Queenstown to Lake Matheson 332.8 km
Queenstown → Lake Matheson
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  • Face masks are recommended
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  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lake Matheson is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lake Matheson is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Lake Matheson is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 358 5453.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Queenstown to Lake Matheson is to bus which costs $70 - $100 and takes 7h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Queenstown to Lake Matheson is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 4h 7m.

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The distance between Queenstown and Lake Matheson is 205 km. The road distance is 332.8 km.

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The best way to get from Queenstown to Lake Matheson without a car is to bus which takes 7h 34m and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 7h 34m to get from Queenstown to Lake Matheson, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Queenstown to Lake Matheson is 333 km. It takes approximately 4h 7m to drive from Queenstown to Lake Matheson.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Lake Matheson. Prices start at $175 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Queenstown to Lake Matheson.
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  • Distance: 205.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 34m

What companies run services between Queenstown, New Zealand and Lake Matheson, New Zealand?

GreatSights operates a bus from Queenstown to Fox Glacier 3 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 7h 29m.

Bus operators
GreatSights
Phone
+64 9 583 5790
Email
info@greatsights.co.nz
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$45 - $70
Flexi
$110 - $160

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