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There are 7 ways to get from Queenstown to Waimate by bus or plane

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Bus to East London, fly to Timaru, bus

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to East London
  2. Fly from East London (ELS) to Timaru (TIU)
  3. Take the bus from Timaru to Waimate

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Bus to Umtata, fly to Christchurch, bus

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Umtata
  2. Fly from Umtata (UTT) to Christchurch (CHC)
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Waimate

5 alternative options

Bus to East London, fly to Christchurch, bus

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to East London
  2. Fly from East London (ELS) to Christchurch (CHC)
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Waimate

Bus to Bloemfontein, fly to Christchurch, bus

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Bloemfontein
  2. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Christchurch (CHC)
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Waimate

Bus to Umtata, fly to Dunedin, bus

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Umtata
  2. Fly from Umtata (UTT) to Dunedin (DUD)
  3. Take the bus from Dunedin to Waimate

Bus to East London, fly to Queenstown, bus

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to East London
  2. Fly from East London (ELS) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  3. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Dunedin
  4. Take the bus from Dunedin to Waimate

Bus to Umtata, fly to Queenstown, bus

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Umtata
  2. Fly from Umtata (UTT) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  3. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Dunedin
  4. Take the bus from Dunedin to Waimate

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Queenstown to Waimate is to bus and fly, which costs R 14 000 - R 42 000 and takes 33h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Queenstown to Waimate is to bus and fly which costs R 19 000 - R 60 000 and takes 32h 14m.

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The distance between Queenstown and Waimate is 10755 km.

It takes approximately 40h 16m to get from Queenstown to Waimate, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from East London Airport to Timaru Airport. The quickest flight takes 39h 40m and has three stopovers.

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Waimate is 11h ahead of Queenstown. It is currently 5:45 AM in Queenstown and 4:45 PM in Waimate.

Singapore Airlines, Jetstar, Safair and two other airlines offer flights from East London Airport to Timaru Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Waimate. Prices start at $175 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Queenstown to Waimate.
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  • Distance: 10754.6 km
  • Duration: 40h 16m

What companies run services between Queenstown, South Africa and Waimate, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Queenstown to Waimate. However, you can take the walk to Queenstown, take the bus to East London, take the taxi to East London airport, fly to Timaru, take the taxi to Timaru, then take the bus to Waimate. Alternatively, you can take the walk to Queenstown, take the bus to East London, take the taxi to East London airport, fly to Christchurch, take the walk to Christchurch International Airport, take the line 3 bus to Bus Interchange, take the walk to Christchurch, then take the bus to Waimate.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from East London to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,900
Flights from East London to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from East London to Christchurch via Durban, Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,900
Flights from East London to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from East London to Christchurch via Capetown, Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from East London to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
28h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from Umtata to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,000
Flights from Umtata to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Umtata to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Umtata to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Umtata to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Perth, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,100
Flights from Bloemfontein to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Bloemfontein to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $6,000
Flights from Bloemfontein to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Perth, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Bloemfontein to Christchurch via George, Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $6,000
Flights from Bloemfontein to Christchurch via Durban, Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $6,000
Flights from Bloemfontein to Christchurch via Capetown, Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$2,000 - $6,500
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Sydney, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,700
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Sydney, Wellington
Ave. Duration
33h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,600
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $5,000
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Perth, Sydney, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,900
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Perth, Melbourne, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,900
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Sydney, Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
35h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,900
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
33h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,700
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Sydney, Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
33h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,700
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
35h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$2,100 - $6,500
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Sydney, Auckland
Ave. Duration
31h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$2,200 - $7,000
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
35h 40m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$2,200 - $7,000
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Perth, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
35h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$2,100 - $6,500
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$2,200 - $7,000
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Durban, Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
37h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$2,100 - $6,500
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Perth, Sydney
Ave. Duration
34h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$2,100 - $6,500
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
35h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$2,200 - $7,000
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
35h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Sydney, Auckland
Ave. Duration
31h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
35h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Perth, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
35h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
36h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Perth, Sydney
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
35h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from East London to Timaru via Johannesburg, Sydney, Wellington
Ave. Duration
33h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from East London to Timaru via Johannesburg, Singapore Changi, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
38h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,400
Flights from East London to Timaru via Johannesburg, Sydney, Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
33h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from East London to Timaru via Johannesburg, Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington
Ave. Duration
33h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from East London to Timaru via Johannesburg, Perth, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
33h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from East London to Timaru via Johannesburg, Sydney, Brisbane, Wellington
Ave. Duration
33h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from East London to Timaru via Johannesburg, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
33h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from East London to Timaru via Capetown, Johannesburg, Sydney, Wellington
Ave. Duration
38h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $6,000
Flights from East London to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,900
Flights from Umtata to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,000
Flights from Umtata to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Bloemfontein to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Sydney, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
30h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,500
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Perth, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,900
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Sydney, Brisbane, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
30h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,800
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Singapore Changi, Auckland
Ave. Duration
36h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,800 - $6,000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
39h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,700 - $8,500
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
40h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$2,700 - $8,500
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Dubai, Auckland
Ave. Duration
40h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,900 - $9,000
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Capetown, Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
36h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$2,900 - $9,000
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
42h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$2,800 - $9,000
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$2,200 - $7,000
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
40h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$2,200 - $7,000
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Dubai, Auckland
Ave. Duration
36h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$2,400 - $7,500
Flights from Umtata to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
42h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$2,300 - $7,500
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from East London to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,900
Flights from Umtata to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,000
Flights from Umtata to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Bloemfontein to Christchurch via Johannesburg, Sydney
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,800 - $5,500
Flights from Umtata to Dunedin via Johannesburg, Perth, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,900
Flights from East London to Queenstown via Johannesburg, Singapore Changi, Auckland
Ave. Duration
36h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,800 - $6,000
Bus operators
Vilamora Tours
Phone
087 153 3388
Email
info@vilamora.co.za
Website
vilamora.co.za
Bus from Queenstown to East London
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vila-mora.co.za
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Timaru to Waimate
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Christchurch to Waimate
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Dunedin to Waimate
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
InterCity
Book at
InterCity
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
InterCity
Book at
InterCity
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Queenstown to Umtata
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Greyhound ZA

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