There are 2 ways to get from Wanaka to Franz Josef by bus or car

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Wanaka YHA to Franz Josef Queenstown - Franz Josef

$16 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Wanaka to Franz Josef 181.7 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Wanaka to Franz Josef is to bus which costs $23 - $60 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wanaka to Franz Josef is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Wanaka and Franz Josef is 168 km. The road distance is 290.7 km.

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The bus from Wanaka YHA to Franz Josef takes 6 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wanaka YHA and arriving at Franz Josef. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Wanaka to Franz Josef once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

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InterCity Coachlines

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