Queenstown to Dunedin

Queenstown to Dunedin

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ZQN Queenstown Airport, Queenstown Otago
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ZQN Queenstown Airport, Queenstown Otago
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ZQN Queenstown Airport, Queenstown Otago
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From Queenstown Airport to Dunedin by flight and flight

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Instant Fastest
10:45
ZQN Queenstown Airport, Queenstown Otago
5h 30m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in WLG 2h 20m
16:15
DUD Dunedin Airport
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11:20
ZQN Queenstown Airport, Queenstown Otago
8h 10m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in WLG 5h 25m
19:30
DUD Dunedin Airport
Instant
17:00
ZQN Queenstown Airport, Queenstown Otago
16h 25m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in CHC 14h 10m
09:25
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DUD Dunedin Airport

Transportation from Queenstown to Dunedin

How to get from Queenstown to Dunedin

When you want to get from Queenstown to Dunedin, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about NZD 448.64. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as NZD 89.22.

How far is Queenstown from Dunedin?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Queenstown to Dunedin. Your trip will be a total of 160 miles (257 km). The flying distance is 124 miles (198 km).

How long does it take to get from Queenstown to Dunedin?

The travel time from Queenstown to Dunedin can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 28 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Queenstown to Dunedin?

The cost of the trip from Queenstown to Dunedin varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is InterCity Group: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as NZD 89.22 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as NZD 448.64.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Queenstown to Dunedin:

  • Bus tickets - NZD 53.00 to NZD 59.00;
  • Plane tickets - NZD 178.45 to NZD 449.48;

How many trips per day are there between Queenstown and Dunedin?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 07:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 16:30. There are 2 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Queenstown Otago to Dunedin depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Queenstown Otago to Dunedin. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is NZD 178.45.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Queenstown Otago to Dunedin
Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways

Buses

Taking a bus from Queenstown Otago to Dunedin is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Queenstown to Dunedin

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Queenstown to Dunedin? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.