There are 2 ways to get from Wanaka to Te Anau by bus or car

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Bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Wanaka to Frankton Bus Interchange Queenstown - Wanaka / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Te Anau Queenstown - Milford Sound / ...

$21 - $92

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Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Wanaka to Te Anau 143.1 miles

$30 - $45

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No, there is no direct bus from Wanaka to Te Anau. However, there are services departing from Wanaka and arriving at Te Anau via Frankton Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Wanaka and Te Anau is 137 km. The road distance is 229 km.

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The best way to get from Wanaka to Te Anau without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Wanaka to Te Anau, including transfers.

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Wanaka to Te Anau bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Wanaka station.

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Wanaka to Te Anau bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Te Anau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wanaka to Te Anau is 229 km. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Wanaka to Te Anau.

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There are 84+ hotels available in Te Anau. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Wanaka to Te Anau.
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  • Distance: 85.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between Wanaka, New Zealand and Te Anau, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Wanaka to Te Anau via Frankton Bus Interchange in around 4 h 44 min.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wanaka to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Alpine Connexions
Phone
+64 3 443 9120
Email
wanaka.depot@ritchies.co.nz
Website
alpineconnexions.co.nz
Bus from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
alpineconnexions.co.nz
Connectabus
Website
connectabus.com
Bus from Wanaka to Queenstown Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Schedules at
connectabus.com
Tracknet
Website
tracknet.net
Bus from Queenstown Airport to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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