Travel within New Zealand is: Fully open. See details.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in ?

Book now

There are 4 ways to get from Wellington to Doubtful Sound / Patea by plane, bus or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended

Fly to Queenstown, bus, travel

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  3. Travel from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound / Patea

Fly to Invercargill, travel

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Invercargill (IVC)
  2. Travel from Invercargill to Doubtful Sound / Patea

Fly to Wanaka, bus, travel

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Wanaka (WKA)
  2. Take the bus from Luggate to Queenstown
  3. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  4. Travel from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound / Patea

Ferry, bus, travel

  1. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  2. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Queenstown
  4. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  5. Travel from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound / Patea

Questions & Answers

The distance between Wellington and Doubtful Sound / Patea is 773 km.

The best way to get from Wellington to Doubtful Sound / Patea without a car is to ferry and bus and travel which takes 24h 4m and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 8h 1m to get from Wellington to Doubtful Sound / Patea, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Wellington Airport to Queenstown Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

Search flights

Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights from Wellington Airport to Queenstown Airport.

Search flights

The best way to get from Wellington to Wellington Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $16 - $28.

More details

Map of how to get from Wellington to Doubtful Sound / Patea.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 773 km
  • Duration: 8h 1m

What companies run services between Wellington, New Zealand and Doubtful Sound / Patea, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Wellington to Doubtful Sound / Patea. However, you can take the bus to Wellington Airport, take the walk to Wellington airport, fly to Queenstown, take the walk to Airport, take the line 1 bus to Queenstown, take the bus to Te Anau, then take the travel to Doubtful Sound / Patea. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Wellington Airport, take the walk to Wellington airport, fly to Invercargill, then take the travel to Doubtful Sound / Patea.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Wellington to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Wellington to Invercargill
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Wellington to Invercargill via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Wellington to Invercargill via Auckland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Wellington to Wanaka via Blenheim, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Flights from Wellington to Wanaka via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Wellington to Wanaka via Nelson, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Wellington to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Bus operators
awesomeNZ
Email
info@awesomenz.com
Website
awesomenz.com
Bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Luggate to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$12 - $19
Flexi
$30 - $45
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Picton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
InterCity
Book at
InterCity
Bus from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
InterCity
Book at
InterCity
Ferry operators
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Interislander
Web Saver
$58
Saver Change
$68
Easy Change
$79

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 French strikes 2018: What are my alternative transport options?, Train travel in Spain: A guide to Renfe and Travelling to the UK: What do I need to know? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.