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There are 2 ways to get from Reefton to Franz Josef Glacier by taxi or bus

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Taxi, bus via Hokitika

  1. Take a taxi from Reefton to Greymouth
  2. Take the bus from Hokitika to Whataroa

Taxi, bus

  1. Take a taxi from Reefton to Greymouth
  2. Take the bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA
Reefton → Franz Josef Glacier
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Franz Josef Glacier is 0800 358 5453.

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The social distance requirement in Franz Josef Glacier is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Reefton to Franz Josef Glacier is to taxi and bus via Hokitika which costs $230 - $290 and takes 4h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Reefton to Franz Josef Glacier is to taxi and bus via Hokitika. Taking this option will cost $230 - $290 and takes 4h 25m.

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The distance between Reefton and Franz Josef Glacier is 203 km.

The best way to get from Reefton to Franz Josef Glacier without a car is to taxi and bus via Hokitika which takes 4h 25m and costs $230 - $290.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Reefton to Franz Josef Glacier, including transfers.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Franz Josef Glacier. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reefton to Franz Josef Glacier.
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  • Distance: 203.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Reefton, New Zealand and Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Reefton to Franz Josef Glacier. However, you can take the taxi to Greymouth, take the bus to Hokitika, take the bus to Whataroa, then take the travel to Franz Josef Glacier. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Greymouth, take the bus to Franz Josef YHA, then take the travel to Franz Josef Glacier.

Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Hokitika to Whataroa
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$13 - $19
Flexi
$30 - $45
Bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$22 - $35
Flexi
$55 - $75
Other operators
Taxi from Reefton to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$210 - $260

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