There are 7 ways to get from Wellington to Fiordland National Park by plane, bus, ferry or train

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

Recommended option

Fly to Queenstown, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Queenstown (ZQN) WLG - ZQN
  2. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Te Anau

$98 - $371

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  22 h 49 min

  1. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  2. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Te Anau

$78 - $164

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Fly to Dunedin, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Dunedin (DUD) WLG - DUD
  2. Take the bus from Dunedin Airport to Te Anau

$85 - $231

Fly to Invercargill, bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Invercargill (IVC) WLG - IVC
  2. Take the bus from Invercargill to Lumsden
  3. Take the bus from Lumsden to Te Anau

$148 - $546

Ferry, train, bus  •  22 h 17 min

  1. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  2. Take the train from Picton to Christchurch
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Te Anau

Ferry, bus via Glentanner Park  •  28 h 31 min

  1. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  2. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Glentanner Park
  4. Take the bus from Glentanner Park to Queenstown
  5. Take the bus from Queenstown to Te Anau

$95 - $221

Ferry, travel  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton Wellington - Central - Picton
  2. Travel from Picton to Fiordland National Park

Questions & Answers

The distance between Wellington and Fiordland National Park is 767 km.

The best way to get from Wellington to Fiordland National Park without a car is to ferry and train and bus which takes 22 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Wellington to Fiordland National Park, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Wellington to Wellington Airport is to line 91 bus which takes 21 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Wellington to Fiordland National Park.
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  • Distance: 479.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

What companies run services between Wellington, New Zealand and Fiordland National Park, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Wellington to Fiordland National Park. However, you can take the line 91 bus to Wellington Airport, take the walk to Wellington airport, fly to Queenstown, take the walk to Frankton Bus Interchange, take the bus to Te Anau, then take the travel to Fiordland National Park. Alternatively, you can take the line 91 bus to Wellington Airport, take the walk to Wellington airport, fly to Dunedin, take the walk to Dunedin Airport, take the bus to Te Anau, then take the travel to Fiordland National Park.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Wellington to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Wellington to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Wellington to Dunedin via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Wellington to Invercargill
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Wellington to Invercargill via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Wellington to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Wellington to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Train operators
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin Airport to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Lumsden to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $70
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Picton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Glentanner Park
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Glentanner Park to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Tracknet
Website
tracknet.net
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Invercargill to Lumsden
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$36
Saver Change
$43
Easy Change
$49

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