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There are 3 ways to get from Te Anau to Franz Josef Glacier by bus 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.

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Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Te Anau to Queenstown
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Twizel
  3. Travel from Twizel to Franz Josef Glacier

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Te Anau to Frankton Bus Interchange
  2. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Fox Glacier

Bus, fly

  1. Take the bus from Te Anau to Queenstown
  2. Fly from Queenstown (ZQN) to Hokitika (HKK)
  3. Take the bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA

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The cheapest way to get from Te Anau to Franz Josef Glacier is to bus which costs $85 - $150 and takes 10h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Te Anau to Franz Josef Glacier is to bus. Taking this option will cost $85 - $150 and takes 10h 40m.

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The distance between Te Anau and Franz Josef Glacier is 292 km.

The best way to get from Te Anau to Franz Josef Glacier without a car is to bus and travel which takes 8h 9m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 9m to get from Te Anau to Franz Josef Glacier, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Queenstown Airport to Hokitika Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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There are 38+ hotels available in Franz Josef Glacier. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Te Anau to Franz Josef Glacier.
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  • Distance: 291.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 9m

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

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Franz Josef Glacier via Frankton Bus Interchange and Fox Glacier in around 10h 40m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Queenstown to Hokitika via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Queenstown to Hokitika via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Bus operators
awesomeNZ
Email
info@awesomenz.com
Website
awesomenz.com
Bus from Te Anau to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Anau to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$45 - $70
Flexi
$110 - $160
Bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$17 - $25
Flexi
$40 - $60

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