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There are 3 ways to get from Queenstown to Milford Sound by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound Queenstown - Milford Sound

$15 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound 183.1 miles

$35 - $60

Line 1 bus, fly  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Camp St, 23 to Airport
  2. Take the plane from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport

$260 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Queenstown to Milford Sound is to bus which costs $23 - $60 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Queenstown to Milford Sound is to line 1 bus and fly which costs $400 - $420 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Queenstown and arriving at Milford Sound. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Queenstown and Milford Sound is 71 km. The road distance is 292.9 km.

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The best way to get from Queenstown to Milford Sound without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs $23 - $60.

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The bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound takes 5 h 50 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Queenstown to Milford Sound is 293 km. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound.

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There are one+ hotels available in Milford Sound. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Queenstown to Milford Sound.
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  • Distance: 44.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

What companies run services between Queenstown, New Zealand and Milford Sound, New Zealand?

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Otago Regional Council
Website
orc.govt.nz
Bus from Camp St, 23 to Airport
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
orc.govt.nz
Other operators
Air Milford
Website
airmilford.co.nz
Plane from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$277
Schedules at
airmilford.co.nz
Glenorchy Air
Website
glenorchyair.co.nz
Plane from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$263
Schedules at
glenorchyair.co.nz

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