There are 2 ways to get from Wanaka to Franz Josef 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 15 min

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

$17 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Wanaka to Franz Josef 181.7 miles

$35 - $60

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 $17 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Is ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar right for you?, How to get from Florence to Rome and Italian Lakes: Getting around by train - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from Wanaka to Franz Josef?

The distance between Wanaka and Franz Josef is 168 km. The road distance is 291 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Wanaka to Franz Josef?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Wanaka to Franz Josef?

The quickest way to get from Wanaka to Franz Josef is to drive which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $50 - $80.

Is there a direct bus between Wanaka and Franz Josef?

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.

How long does it take to get from Wanaka to Franz Josef?

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