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, drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Te Anau to Frankton Bus Interchange Queenstown - Milford Sound / ...
  2. Drive from Frankton Bus Interchange to Lake Wanaka

$23 - $57

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 5 min

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

$67 - $155

Bus via Queenstown  •  5 h 35 min

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

$67 - $149

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Te Anau to Lake Wanaka 158 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

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 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 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 227+ hotels available in Lake Wanaka. Prices start at $94 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: 3 h 35 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 Frankton Bus Interchange and Wanaka in around 5 h 5 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 Wanaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $25
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 Wanaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $25
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
Connectabus
Website
connectabus.com
Bus from Queenstown Airport to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Schedules at
connectabus.com
Bus from Queenstown, Shotover Street to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Schedules at
connectabus.com
Alpine Connexions
Phone
+64 3 443 9120
Email
wanaka.depot@ritchies.co.nz
Website
alpineconnexions.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown Airport to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
alpineconnexions.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
alpineconnexions.co.nz

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