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There are 4 ways to get from Te Anau to Lake Wanaka by bus or car

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  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Te Anau to Queenstown Queenstown - Milford Sound / ...
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Wanaka Queenstown - Wanaka / ...

$67 - $126

3 alternative options

Bus via Wanaka  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Te Anau to Queenstown Queenstown - Milford Sound / ...
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Wanaka Queenstown to Wanaka / ...

$72 - $116

Bus Tracknet  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Te Anau to Queenstown Airport Queenstown - Te Anau
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown Airport to Wanaka Queenstown to Wanaka

$92 - $115

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Te Anau to Lake Wanaka 158 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Te Anau to Lake Wanaka is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Te Anau to Lake Wanaka is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Te Anau and Lake Wanaka is 138 km. The road distance is 252.9 km.

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The best way to get from Te Anau to Lake Wanaka without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 41 min and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Te Anau to Lake Wanaka, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Te Anau to Lake Wanaka is 253 km. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Te Anau to Lake Wanaka.

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There are 242+ hotels available in Lake Wanaka. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Te Anau to Lake Wanaka.
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  • Distance: 86 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Te Anau, New Zealand and Lake Wanaka, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Lake Wanaka via Queenstown and Wanaka in around 5 h 41 min.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Anau to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Tracknet
Website
tracknet.net
Bus from Te Anau to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ritchies
Website
ritchies.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ritchies.co.nz
Book at
obl.rtbslive.com
Bus from Queenstown Airport to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ritchies.co.nz
Book at
obl.rtbslive.com

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