There are 4 ways to get from Queenstown to Owaka by bus or car

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Bus Catch-A-Bus South  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Riversdale 6G
  2. Take the bus from Riversdale to Balclutha Christchurch - Te Anau

$94 - $134

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 9 min

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

$77 - $123

2 alternative options

Bus Alpine Connexions  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Waihola

$88 - $124

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Queenstown to Owaka 173.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Queenstown to Owaka is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Queenstown to Owaka is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Queenstown and Owaka is 176 km. The road distance is 278.2 km.

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The best way to get from Queenstown to Owaka without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 53 min and costs $140 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Queenstown to Owaka, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Queenstown to Owaka is 278 km. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Queenstown to Owaka.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Owaka. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Queenstown to Owaka.
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  • Distance: 109.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

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

You can take a bus from Queenstown to Owaka via Riversdale and Balclutha in around 4 h 53 min.

Bus operators
Catch-A-Bus South
Website
catchabussouth.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Riversdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
catchabussouth.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Riversdale to Balclutha
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Milton
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Alpine Connexions
Phone
+64 3 443 9120
Email
wanaka.depot@ritchies.co.nz
Website
alpineconnexions.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Milton
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
alpineconnexions.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Waihola
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
alpineconnexions.co.nz

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