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There are 4 ways to get from Wellington to Franz Josef by plane, car, bus or ferry

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Fly to Timaru, drive  •  8h 28m

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Timaru (TIU) WLG - TIU
  2. Drive from Timaru to Franz Josef

$156 - $506

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Fly to Hokitika, bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Hokitika (HKK) WLG - HKK
  2. Take the bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA

Fly to Westport, bus  •  10h 3m

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Westport (WSZ) WLG - WSZ
  2. Take the bus from Westport Caltex to Greymouth
  3. Take the bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA

Ferry, bus  •  17h 59m

  1. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  2. Take the bus from Picton to Nelson
  3. Take the bus from Nelson to Greymouth
  4. Take the bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef

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The cheapest way to get from Wellington to Franz Josef is to fly and drive which costs $230 - $800 and takes 8h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Wellington to Franz Josef is to fly and drive which costs $230 - $800 and takes 8h 28m.

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The distance between Wellington and Franz Josef is 444 km.

The best way to get from Wellington to Franz Josef without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 17h 59m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 28m to get from Wellington to Franz Josef, including transfers.

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

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Wellington Airport to Timaru Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Franz Josef. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Wellington to Wellington Airport is to line 91 bus which takes 21m and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Wellington to Franz Josef.
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  • Distance: 277.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 28m

What companies run services between Wellington, New Zealand and Franz Josef, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Wellington to Franz Josef. However, you can take the line 91 bus to Wellington Airport, take the walk to Wellington airport, fly to Timaru, then take the drive to Franz Josef. Alternatively, you can take the line 91 bus to Wellington Airport, take the walk to Wellington airport, fly to Hokitika, take the walk to Hokitika i-SITE, then take the bus to Franz Josef.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Timaru
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Wellington to Hokitika via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Wellington to Hokitika via Nelson, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Wellington to Hokitika via Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Wellington to Westport
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $350
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef YHA
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Westport Caltex to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Picton to Nelson
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $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
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$25
Saver Change
$30
Easy Change
$34

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