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Buses to Wānaka

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The Wānaka region is well serviced by a number of bus companies which connect Wānaka to Queenstown, Te Anau, Christchurch, Dunedin, and the West Coast including Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Use the information below to help plan your trip to Wānaka.

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Bus Services to and from Wānaka:

  • Ritchies (formerly Alpine Connexions) - twice daily coach service to Queenstown
    Wānaka to Cromwell departs: 7.50am
    Wānaka to Queenstown departs: 7.50am & 1.05pm
    Queenstown to Wānaka departs: 11.30am & 4.40pm
  • InterCity - runs daily coach services from Cromwell to Dunedin at 8.56am and arriving at 12.25pm. A bus to Christchurch departs at 12.40pm

 Buses Between Queenstown and Wānaka

You can book online (see bus services above) or contact the Visitor Centre and they will book a bus for you as well as help you with any other questions you might have. Phone them now at 03 443 1233.