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There are 5 ways to get from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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  1. Take the bus from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport

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Bus via Frankton Bus Hub, golf course

  1. Take the bus from Wanaka to Frankton Bus Interchange

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN)

Drive

  1. Drive from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport

Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) by bus

The bus journey time between Wanaka and Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is around 1h 27m and covers a distance of around 63 km. The fastest bus normally takes 55 min. Operated by Ritchies Auckland, the Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) bus service departs from Wanaka and arrives in Queenstown Airport. Typically 14 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
1h 27m
Fastest bus time:
55 min
Bus distance:
63 km
Buses per week:
14
Cheapest price:
$17
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:50
Last bus departs at:
13:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 1h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is to bus which costs $17 - $29 and takes 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wanaka and arriving at Queenstown Airport. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Wanaka and Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is 48 km. The road distance is 63.6 km.

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The best way to get from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) without a car is to bus which takes 55 min and costs $17 - $29.

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The bus from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport takes 55 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) bus services, operated by Ritchies Auckland, depart from Wanaka station.

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Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) bus services, operated by Ritchies Auckland, arrive at Queenstown Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is 64 km. It takes approximately 1h 1m to drive from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN).

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There are 193+ hotels available in Queenstown Airport (ZQN). Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN).
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  • Distance: 48.1 km
  • Duration: 55 min

What companies run services between Wanaka, New Zealand and Queenstown Airport (ZQN), New Zealand?

Ritchies Auckland operates a bus from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 55 min.

Bus operators
Ritchies Auckland
Phone
+64 9-832 5428
Website
ritchies.co.nz
Bus from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
Ritchies Auckland
AT HOP card
$13 - $19
Cash
$17 - $21
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Wanaka to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$13 - $20
Flexi
$30 - $50
Other operators
Taxi from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Yello! Cabs
Phone
+64 800 443 5555
Website
yello.co.nz
Wana Taxis
Phone
+64 800 926 282
Website
wanataxi.co.nz
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport
Estimated price
$26 - $330

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