Trip information

Departure: Lake Tekapo, Canterbury
Arrival: Queenstown, Otago
Fastest route: 3h 34min
Distance: 211km
Cheapest route: $35
Transfers: Between 0 and 1
Bus companies: GreatSights, InterCity Coachlines

Cheap bus schedules leaving on Wednesday

One Passenger / One Trip

11:30am

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

6:19pm

Queenstown, Otago

Frankton (Queenstown)

6h 49min

GreatSights

$156

11:30am

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

6:30pm

Queenstown, Otago

Queenstown

7h 0min

GreatSights

$187

11:30am

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

6:19pm

Queenstown, Otago

Frankton (Queenstown)

6h 49min

+ 1 layover

$229

11:30am

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

5:19pm

Cromwell, Otago

Cromwell

5h 49min

GreatSights

$156

0h 1min layover

5:20pm

Cromwell, Otago

Cromwell

6:19pm

Queenstown, Otago

Frankton (Queenstown)

0h 59min

GreatSights

$73

11:30am

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

6:19pm

Queenstown, Otago

Frankton (Queenstown)

6h 49min

+ 1 layover

$146

11:30am

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

3:40pm

Omarama, Canterbury

Omarama

4h 10min

GreatSights

$73

0h 20min layover

4:00pm

Omarama, Canterbury

Omarama

6:19pm

Queenstown, Otago

Frankton (Queenstown)

2h 19min

GreatSights

$73

12:50pm

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

4:24pm

Queenstown, Otago

Frankton (Queenstown)

3h 34min

InterCity Coachlines

$35

12:50pm

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

4:55pm

Queenstown, Otago

Lake Esplanade YHA (Queenstown)

4h 5min

InterCity Coachlines

$35

12:50pm

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

4:40pm

Queenstown, Otago

Queenstown

3h 50min

InterCity Coachlines

$35

12:50pm

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

4:24pm

Queenstown, Otago

Frankton (Queenstown)

3h 34min

+ 1 layover

$48

12:50pm

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

3:29pm

Cromwell, Otago

Cromwell

2h 39min

InterCity Coachlines

$35

0h 1min layover

3:30pm

Cromwell, Otago

Cromwell

4:24pm

Queenstown, Otago

Frankton (Queenstown)

0h 54min

InterCity Coachlines

$13

12:50pm

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

4:24pm

Queenstown, Otago

Frankton (Queenstown)

3h 34min

+ 1 layover

$48

12:50pm

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Tekapo Bus Stop

1:50pm

Omarama, Canterbury

Omarama

1h 0min

InterCity Coachlines

$20

0h 15min layover

2:05pm

Omarama, Canterbury

Omarama

4:24pm

Queenstown, Otago

Frankton (Queenstown)

2h 19min

InterCity Coachlines

$28

Overview

Travelling from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown by bus

First departure
11:30am
Avg price
$102.11
Carriers
2
Last arrival
4:24pm

Bus information Lake Tekapo - Queenstown

The Lake Tekapo - Queenstown route has approximately 9 frequencies and its minimum duration is around 3h 34min. It is important you book your ticket in advance to avoid running out, since $35 tickets tend to run out quickly.
The distance between Lake Tekapo and Queenstown is around 211 kilometers and the bus companies that can help you in your journey are: GreatSights, InterCity Coachlines.

  • Trips per day 9
  • Direct trips 5

How long does it take to get from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown by bus?

Bus journey may vary depending on the state of the roads. The minimum duration is usually around 3h 34min to cover 211 kilometers.

I'm looking for cheap tickets for this route ...

According to our data, the cheapest ticket costs $35 and leaves Tekapo Bus Stop. You will not have to do any transfers, the trip will go directly to Frankton (Queenstown).

  • Avg duration 5h 7min
  • Cheapest price $35

What time does the last bus leave?

Last bus leaves at 12:50pm from Tekapo Bus Stop and arrives at 4:24pm at Frankton (Queenstown). It will take 3h 34min, its price is $48 and the number of changes will be 1.

Are there any direct routes between Lake Tekapo and Queenstown?

Yes, there are direct bus routes, their duration is usually around 6h 49min and the price is $156.

  • Last bus 12:50pm
  • Transfers 0

What are the bus stations in Lake Tekapo?

  • Tekapo Bus Stop
    17 Tekapo Twizel Rd (Carpark beside the Lake Tekapo Tavern, SH 8)
    7999 Tekapo

What are the bus stations in Queenstown?

  • Lake Esplanade YHA (Queenstown)
    88 Lake Esplanade
    9300 Queenstown
  • Queenstown
    12 Athol St (in the middle of the car park)
    9300 Queenstown
  • Frankton (Queenstown)
    Queenstown Trail
    Otago 9300
    New Zealand
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