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There are 8 ways to get from Queenstown to Reefton by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus InterCity Coachlines, train, drive  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Hornby
  2. Take the train from Rolleston to Moana
  3. Drive from Moana to Reefton

$143 - $221

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Lake Esplanade YHA to Christchurch Airport
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Greymouth
  3. Drive from Punakaiki Resort to Reefton

$84 - $135

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Bus, train, drive via Glentanner Park  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Glentanner Park
  2. Take the bus from Glentanner Park to Hornby
  3. Take the train from Rolleston to Moana
  4. Drive from Moana to Reefton

$122 - $168

Drive  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Queenstown to Reefton 380.8 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Hokitika, drive  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Queenstown (ZQN) to Hokitika (HKK) ZQN - HKK
  2. Drive from Hokitika to Reefton

$161 - $470

Fly to Christchurch, bus, drive  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Queenstown (ZQN) to Christchurch (CHC) ZQN - CHC
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Jacksons Tavern
  3. Drive from Jacksons Tavern to Reefton

$157 - $376

Fly to Nelson, bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Queenstown (ZQN) to Nelson (NSN) ZQN - NSN
  2. Take the bus from Stoke to Inangahua Junction

$222 - $379

Fly to Westport, drive  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Queenstown (ZQN) to Westport (WSZ) ZQN - WSZ
  2. Drive from Westport to Reefton

$136 - $525

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Queenstown to Reefton is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Queenstown to Reefton is to fly and drive which costs $200 - $800 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The distance between Queenstown and Reefton is 414 km. The road distance is 609.3 km.

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It takes approximately 14 h 2 min to get from Queenstown to Reefton, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Queenstown Airport to Hokitika Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Queenstown to Reefton is 609 km. It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to drive from Queenstown to Reefton.

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

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There are six+ hotels available in Reefton. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Queenstown to Queenstown Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Queenstown to Reefton.
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  • Distance: 258.9 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 2 min

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

There is no direct connection from Queenstown to Reefton. However, you can take the bus to Hornby, take the walk to Main South Rd near Chalmers St, take the bus to Rolleston, take the walk to Rolleston, take the train to Moana, then take the drive to Reefton. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Christchurch Airport, take the bus to Greymouth, take the walk to Greymouth, take the bus to Punakaiki Resort, then take the drive to Reefton.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Queenstown to Hokitika via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Queenstown to Hokitika via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Queenstown to Hokitika via Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Queenstown to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Queenstown to Nelson via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Queenstown to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Queenstown to Nelson via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Queenstown to Nelson via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Queenstown to Westport via Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Queenstown to Westport via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Queenstown to Westport via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Queenstown to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Queenstown to Nelson via Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Train operators
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Rolleston to Moana
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Hornby
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Lake Esplanade YHA to Christchurch Airport
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Stoke to Inangahua Junction
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Hornby
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Glentanner Park
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Glentanner Park to Hornby
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle
Phone
(64) 03 768 0028
Email
travel@westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Website
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Airport to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Airport to Jacksons Tavern
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz

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