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 to Franz Josef Queenstown - Franz Josef

$15 - $40

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Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Wanaka to Franz Josef 181.7 miles

$35 - $60

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wanaka 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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The distance between Wanaka and Franz Josef is 168 km. The road distance is 290.7 km.

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The best way to get from Wanaka to Franz Josef without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs .

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

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Wanaka to Franz Josef bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Wanaka station.

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Wanaka to Franz Josef bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Franz Josef station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wanaka to Franz Josef is 291 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Wanaka to Franz Josef.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Franz Josef. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Wanaka to Franz Josef.
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  • Distance: 104.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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 $15 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

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