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There are 5 ways to get from Wellington to Milford Sound 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.

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Fly to Queenstown Airport, fly to Milford Sound Airport  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Queenstown (ZQN) WLG - ZQN
  2. Take the plane from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport

$346 - $611

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  26 h

  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
  4. Take the bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound

$76 - $175

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Fly to Dunedin, bus to Queenstown Airport, fly to Milford Sound Airport  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Dunedin (DUD) WLG - DUD
  2. Take the bus from Dunedin Airport to Queenstown
  3. Take the plane from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport

$352 - $518

Ferry, train, bus  •  27 h 30 min

  1. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  2. Take the train from Picton to Rangiora
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Queenstown
  4. Take the bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound

$192 - $262

Ferry, bus via Glentanner Park  •  31 h 12 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 Milford Sound

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wellington to Milford Sound is to ferry and bus which costs $110 - $270 and takes 26 h.

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The quickest way to get from Wellington to Milford Sound is to fly which costs $500 - $950 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Wellington and Milford Sound is 672 km.

The best way to get from Wellington to Milford Sound without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 26 h and costs $110 - $270.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Wellington to Milford Sound, including transfers.

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There are one+ hotels available in Milford Sound. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Wellington to Milford Sound.
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  • Distance: 419.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

What companies run services between Wellington, New Zealand and Milford Sound, New Zealand?

Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly from Wellington to Milford Sound every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Wellington to Queenstown via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
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
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Picton to Rangiora
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$131
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin Airport to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
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 Te Anau
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Glentanner Park
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Glentanner Park to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$25
Saver Change
$30
Easy Change
$34
Other operators
Air Milford
Website
airmilford.co.nz
Plane from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$277
Schedules at
airmilford.co.nz
Glenorchy Air
Website
glenorchyair.co.nz
Plane from Queenstown Airport to Milford Sound Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$263
Schedules at
glenorchyair.co.nz

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