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There are 3 ways to get from Wanaka to Queenstown by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Wanaka to Queenstown Wanaka to Queenstown / ...

$17

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Taxi  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Wanaka to Queenstown 43.8 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Wanaka to Queenstown 43.8 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Wanaka to Queenstown is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wanaka to Queenstown is to taxi which costs $190 - $240 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wanaka and arriving at Queenstown. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between Wanaka and Queenstown is 53 km. The road distance is 70 km.

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The best way to get from Wanaka to Queenstown without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 55 min and costs $25.

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The bus from Wanaka to Queenstown takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Wanaka to Queenstown bus services, operated by Ritchies, depart from Wanaka station.

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Wanaka to Queenstown bus services, operated by Ritchies, arrive at Queenstown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wanaka to Queenstown is 70 km. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Wanaka to Queenstown.

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There are 503+ hotels available in Queenstown. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Wanaka to Queenstown.
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  • Distance: 33 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

What companies run services between Wanaka, New Zealand and Queenstown, New Zealand?

Ritchies operates a bus from Wanaka to Queenstown 5 times a day. Tickets cost $17 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Ritchies
Website
ritchies.co.nz
Bus from Wanaka to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
ritchies.co.nz
Book at
obl.rtbslive.com
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Wanaka to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Other operators
Taxi from Wanaka to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160

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