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How to get from Te Anau to Queenstown
A Traveller's Guide.

by Admin / 5 December, 2023 / 2 minute read
Road travelling alongside Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown

If you are looking for a Te Anau to Queenstown bus or shuttle option, you’re in the right place!

Tracknet Transport is a Kiwi-owned, family-run business with over 30 years in the business, and you are sure to be well looked after.

Tracknet also provide onward connections to the Milford, Kepler, Routeburn & Hollyford Tracks.

Read on for some travel tips about travelling between Te Anau, Queenstown and more.

Why Opt for Tracknet for Your Te Anau to Queenstown Journey?

Distance: 170 km each way

  • Unmatched Comfort and Dependability: When it comes to comfort, reliability, and convenience, Tracknet sets the industry standard with your utmost comfort in mind.
  • Skilled Drivers: Tracknet's drivers are reliable and friendly and will ensure your journey from Te Anau to Queenstown is safe.
  • Spectacular Scenery: Witness New Zealand's breathtaking landscapes from the comfort of your seat as we take you from Te Anau to Queenstown.
  • Effortless Booking Process: Securing your seat with Tracknet couldn’t be easier. Simply visit the Tracknet website to peruse our schedules and make an online booking. Our customer support is available via phone at 0800 483 262, or you can email one of our friendly staff at

Accommodation Options in Te Anau

If you are considering an overnight peaceful stay in Te Anau, the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels serves as a Tracknet pickup location and offers accommodations to fit a range of budgets. Visit the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels website to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is it from Te Anau to Queenstown?

The commute from Te Anau to Queenstown is roughly 2.5 hours, travelling a scenic path through some of New Zealand’s most picturesque landscapes over approximately 170 kilometres.

Are connections from the Queenstown Airport available?

Yes! Pickups and dropoffs at the Queenstown Airport are available on each service between Te Anau and Queenstown. Please choose the Airport option when making your booking.

How Far in Advance Should I Reserve a Seat?

It is advisable to book at least two weeks in advance, particularly during high season.

Is Round-Trip Booking Possible?

Yes, round-trip bookings can be made through our online platform, and we also provide one-way Queenstown to Te Anau bus and shuttle services. Visit the Tracknet Transport website to find out the options.

Do You Offer Connecting Routes to Milford, Routeburn or Kepler Tracks?

Yes, absolutely. Tracknet has over 30 years of experience in the Track Transport business, so you are safe in the hands of the locals! Multiple options are available for the Milford, Routeburn, and Kepler Tracks. If you are interested in this please click one of the links below:

Hikers walking along a wire bridge and viewing Giant Gate Waterfall


Book your Milford Track Transport, with connections from Queenstown and Te Anau.

A female hiker enjoying the view on the Routeburn Track


Book your Routeburn Track Transport, with connections from Queenstown and Te Anau

Male standing high on the Kepler Track looking down over a water view


Book your Kepler Track Transport, with connections from Queenstown and Te Anau

How Can I Book a Bus from Te Anau to Queenstown?

You have multiple booking options:
Book Online at for instant booking confirmation. Or there is a Live Chat Facility on the website. Phone 0800 483 262 or Email

Book now with Tracknet for your Te Anau to Queenstown bus requirements and experience a journey as memorable as the destination itself!


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We can also provide private transfers or charters, please contact us for more infomation: