There are 4 ways to get from Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park by bus or car

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Bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Te Anau to Frankton Bus Interchange Queenstown - Milford Sound / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Mt Cook / Mount Cook Queenstown - Christchurch

$26 - $80

3 alternative options

Bus via Queenstown  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Te Anau to Queenstown Queenstown - Milford Sound
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Mt Cook YHA Queenstown - Christchurch

$26 - $69

Bus via Queenstown Airport  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Te Anau to Queenstown Airport Queenstown - Te Anau
  2. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Mt Cook YHA Queenstown - Christchurch

$47 - $82

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park 264.2 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. However, there are services departing from Te Anau and arriving at Mt Cook / Mount Cook via Frankton Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 26 min.

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The distance between Te Anau and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is 266 km. The road distance is 422.7 km.

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The best way to get from Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to get from Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, including transfers.

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Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Te Anau station.

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Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Mt Cook / Mount Cook station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is 423 km. It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to drive from Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.

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There are five+ hotels available in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
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  • Distance: 166 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 26 min

What companies run services between Te Anau, New Zealand and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park via Frankton Bus Interchange and Mt Cook / Mount Cook in around 7 h 26 min.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Anau to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Mt Cook / Mount Cook
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Anau to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Mt Cook YHA
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Mt Cook YHA
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Tracknet
Website
tracknet.net
Bus from Te Anau to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Anau to Queenstown Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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