Travelling to Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier is located on the West Coast of of the South Island in New Zealand. We have compiled various different travel options to suit all types of travellers including options to guarantee a wonderful scenic trip.

Find below a few handy tips for travelling to Te Waonui Forest Retreat.

Travelling from Christchurch

car49.jpg Collect rental car from airport and drive from Christchurch to Franz Josef. Rent a car from Avis, Budget, Europcar, Ezi Car Rental, Hertz, Thrifty. Drive time 4 hours 30 mins (374km)

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bus49.jpgTake the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch through to Greymouth then take the connecting InterCity bus from Greymouth to Franz Josef Glacier. Check with providers for travel time.

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car49.jpgTake the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth then collect hire car at the train station. Rent a car from Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Apex. Drive time from Greymouth is 2 hours 15 mins (173km)

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Fly with Air New Zealand from Christchurch to Hokitika then board the InterCity bus (you will need to make your way to the town Travel Centre to catch the bus) Flying time is 40 mins and drive time from Hokitika is 2 hours (136km)

plane49.jpgcar49.jpgAir New Zealand from Christchurch to Hokitika and collect hire car. Rent a car from Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty.  Flying time is 40 mins and drive time from Hokitika is 2 hours (136km)


Travelling from Queenstown

car49.jpgCollect rental car from airport and drive from Queenstown to Franz Josef.  Rent a car from Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Apex, Go Rentals. Drive time from Queenstown is 4 hours 30 mins (345km)

 

bus49.jpg Take the InterCity bus from Queenstown airport. There may be other pick up locations available, check when booking. Check with provider for drive time (345km)

 

Useful links:

Air New Zealand www.airnewzealand.co.nz

Avis www.avis.co.nz

Budget www.budget.co.nz

Europcar www.europcar.co.nz

Ezi Car Rental www.ezicarrental.co.nz

Hertz www.hertz.co.nz

Thrifty www.thrifty.co.nz

Apex www.apexrentals.co.nz

Go Rentals www.gorentals.co.nz

Omega Rental Cars www.omegarentalcars.co.nz (special discount code - 5tewfrj)

TranzApline  www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/tranzalpine/

InterCity www.intercity.co.nz

 

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