Tracknet Bus Timetables, Departures & Fare Information

Tracknet, Southern New Zealand’s Track and Transport Specialists. Tracknet’s complete timetable of daily coach departures. Travel by bus between Milford Sound, Te Anau, Queenstown and Invercargill as well as the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks in the Great Walks Season.

Bookings Availability and Departure Times

You can check availability, departure times and book online and receive an instant email confirmation, or you can complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL TO CONFIRM YOUR SEAT



Summer Bus Timetables

 

25th October 2016 to 4 May 2017

 

Daily Timetables and Prices for the Great Walks Season 2016/2017.

 

The Great Walks season operates from the 25 October 2016 to 4 May 2017.


Track & Town/City Bus Connections:

Please find below Tracknet’s schedules and fares for transport between the Southern Great Walks and the local towns and cities. As you scroll down you will find the departure times from each location and further details below.

Day Walk Logo.jpg Indicates transport may be suitable for self-guided day walks

We pride ourselves on prompt departure and delivery times, therefore pick up and drop off points are limited. However travel times may vary to allow for vehicle exchanges and unforeseen circumstances.


Te Anau To:

Fare Child Travel Time
Te Anau Downs 9.45am 12.15pm  1.30pm $27.00 $19.00 30mins
Divide Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Routeburn Track - Fiordland National Park 7.15am 9.45am 12.15pm 1.30pm $39.00 $28.00 1hr&15mins
Hollyford Road End 11.00am* Monday,Wednesday, Friday only $55.00 $40.00 2hrs
Milford Sound 7.15am 9.45am 1.30pm $52.00 $38.00 2hrs&15mins
Queenstown 7.15am 11.30am 5.00pm $47.00 $35.00 2hrs&45mins
Queenstown via the Back Road (Lake Wakatipu Cruise included) 9.00am** $112.00 $90.00 4hrs
Invercargill 7.15am* $49.00 $37.00 2hrs&45mins
Manapouri Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible near Lake Manapouri Fiordland National Park 11.00am* 4.15pm* $25.00 $18.00 30mins
Routeburn Shelter 7.15am* Connect to Info & Track bus $94.00 $70.00 4hrs&30mins

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information is available below as follows:

  • Hollyford Road End Transport operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. This service must be pre-booked, as it only runs with confirmed bookings.
  • Backroad Bus travels from Te Anau to Queenstown along unsealed road via the Von Valley through high country farms and includes a Cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw.
  • Te Anau to Invercargill service has a 30 minute stopover and bus change in Mossburn.
  • Te Anau to Manapouri services must be pre-booked, as it only runs with confirmed bookings.
  • Te Anau to Routeburn Shelter service has a 2 hours & 15 minute stop-over in Queenstown, connecting with the 12.15pm Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter service.
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points.
  • To book Routeburn Shelter Transport, complete our booking form with your requirements, as this cannot be booked in real time online, due to another bus company operating this service. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details.
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

Queenstown & Airport To:

Fare Child Travel Time
Te Anau 6.55am 10.45am 4.30pm $47.00 $35.00 2hrs&45mins
Te Anau via the Back Road* (Lake Wakatipu Cruise included) 12.00 noon** $112.00 $90.00 4hrs
Te Anau Downs 6.55am*  10.45am* $68.00 $49.00 3hrs&15mins
Hollyford Road End 6.55am* Monday, Wednesday,Friday only $90.00 $67.00 5hrs&30mins
Milford Sound 6.55am* 10.45am* $90.00 $67.00 5hrs
Divide 6.55am 10.45am $79.00 $59.00 4hrs
Invercargill 6.55am* $49.00 $37.00 3hrs
Routeburn Shelter

 

8.00am* 12.15pm* or 4.30pm** Info and Track Bus $47.00 $35.00 2hrs

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information is available below as follows:

  • Queenstown to Te Anau Downs service: Please note that the 6.55am departure connects with the 10.30am boat from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf. The 10.45am departure connects with the 2.30pm boat from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf. If you are travelling to meet the 1.00pm boat you will need to book Queenstown to Te Anau at 6.55am and Te Anau to Te Anau Downs at 12.15pm as two seperate services.
  • Queenstown to Te Anau Downs service has a 15 minute stop-over at Te Anau Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre for passengers to collect hut and boat tickets.
  • Backroad Bus travels from Queenstown to Te Anau along unsealed road via the Von Valley through high country farms and includes a Cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw.
  • Hollyford Road End Transport operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Must be pre-booked, as only runs with confirmed bookings.
  • The Queenstown to Hollyford Road End service has a 1 hour & 15 minute stop-over in Te Anau, connecting with the 11.00am service from Te Anau to Hollyford Road End.
  • Queenstown to The Divide or Milford Sound service has a short stop at Te Anau Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre for a rest room break and possible bus change.
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points.
  • Queenstown to Invercargill service has a bus change in Mossburn.
  • To book Routeburn Shelter Transport, complete our booking form with your requirements, as this cannot be booked in real time online, due to another bus company operating this service. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details.
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

** Minimum numbers may be required to operate this service


Milford Sound To:

Fare Child Travel Time
Divide 9.25am 2.30pm 5.00pm $37.00 $27.00 45mins
Te Anau Downs 9.25am 2.30pm 5.00pm $49.00 $37.00 1hr&45mins
Te Anau 9.25am 2.30pm 5.00pm $52.00 $38.00 2hrs&15mins
Queenstown 9.25am* 2.30pm* $90.00 $67.00 5hrs

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information is available below as follows:

  • Milford Sound to Queenstown service has a rest room break and possible bus change in Te Anau.
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points.
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details.

Divide To:

Fare Child Travel Time
Te Anau Downs 10.10am 1.30pm* 3.15pm 5.45pm $37.00 $27.00 45mins
Te Anau Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Routeburn Track - Fiordland National Park 10.10am 1.30pm* 3.15pm 5.45pm $39.00 $28.00 1hr&15mins
Queenstown 10.10am* 1.30pm*  3.15pm* $79.00 $59.00 4hrs
Milford Sound 8.30am 11.00am 2.45pm $37.00 $27.00 1hr
Hollyford Road End 12.00pm* Monday,Wednesday,Friday, minimum numbers are required. $40.00 $30.00 45mins

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information is available below as follows:

  • If you take the 1.30pm service from the Divide to Te Anau, you can connect to the 5.00pm service from Te Anau to Queenstown, giving you a 2 hour stop-over in Te Anau. This allows the chance to have a shower and a meal break before continuing onto Queenstown on the 5.00pm service from Te Anau to Queenstown. The walk from Mackenzie Hut to The Divide will take between 4 to 5 hours and 30 minutes, so for many, this is the best departure time.
  • 10.10am and 3.15pm Divide to Queenstown services have a rest room break and possible bus change in Te Anau, 1.30pm Divide to Queenstown service has a 2 hour stop-over in Te Anau.
  • Hollyford Road End Transport operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Must be pre-booked, as only runs with confirmed bookings.
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

Routeburn Shelter To:

Info & Track Bus Travel Time
Glenorchy 10.00am 2.00pm $26.00 30 minutes
Queenstown 10.00am 2.00pm $47.00 2hrs
Te Anau (Connects to Tracknet bus)* 10.00am* 2.00pm* $94.00 4hrs&30mins

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information is available below as follows:

  • The service from Routeburn Shelter to Te Anau has a bus change and stop-over in Queenstown. The 10.00am service has a 4 hours & 30 minute stop-over and the 2.00pm service has a 30 minute stop-over. Both services from Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown connect with the 4.30pm Tracknet bus from Queenstown to Te Anau.
  • An additional bus is available, subject to minimum numbers, at 6.30pm from the Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown – bookings essential.
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points.
  • To book Routeburn Shelter Transport, complete our booking form with your requirements, as this cannot be booked in real time online, due to another bus company operating this service. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

Queenstown To:

Info & Track Bus Travel Time
Glenorchy 8.00am 12.15pm $21.00 45 minutes
Routeburn Shelter 8.00am 12.15pm $47.00 2hrs

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information is available below as follows:

  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points.
  • To book Routeburn Shelter Transport, complete our booking form with your requirements, as this cannot be booked in real time online, due to another bus company operating this service. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details
  • An additional bus is available, subject to minimum numbers, at 4.30pm from Queenstown to the Routeburn Shelter – bookings essential.

Kepler Track Shuttle:

Fare Child Travel Time
Te Anau to Control Gates Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Kepler Track - Fiordland National Park 8.30am 9.30am 11.10am 2.40pm $7.00 $7.00 10mins
Te Anau to Rainbow Reach Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Kepler Track - Fiordland National Park  9.30am 11.10am 2.40pm 4.15pm* $13.00 $13.00 20mins
Rainbow Reach to Te Anau Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Kepler Track - Fiordland National Park 10.00am 3.00pm 4.00pm*  5.00pm* $13.00 $13.00 20mins
Control Gates to Te Anau Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Kepler Track - Fiordland National Park 10.10am* 3.10pm* 4.10pm* 5.10pm* $7.00 $7.00 10mins
Control Gates / Rainbow Reach Package Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Kepler Track - Fiordland National Park $17.00 $17.00

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information is available below as follows:

  • Tracknet transport will be at Rainbow Reach at 10.00am and 3.00pm daily during the Great Walks Season, regardless of bookings. For all other departures, bookings are essential, as we will only run with confirmed bookings.
  • The Control Gates is sometimes referred to as the Kepler Car Park. Rainbow Reach is also known as the Swingbridge.
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points.
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. To book the package, please complete our booking form, as booking directly online will not give you the discounted package fare. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

Hollyford Road End To:

Fare Child Travel Time
Divide 1.00pm* $40.00 $30.00 45mins
Te Anau 1.00pm* $55.00 $40.00 2hrs
Queenstown 1.00pm* $90.00 $67.00 4hrs30mins

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information is available below as follows:

  • Transport from Hollyford Road End to The Divide will operate with minimum numbers only.
  • Hollyford Road End Transport operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. It must be pre-booked, as only runs with confirmed bookings.
  • Hollyford Road End to Queenstown service has a 2 hour stop-over in Te Anau, connecting with the 5.00pm service from Te Anau to Queenstown.
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

Invercargill To:

Fare Child Travel Time
Te Anau 10.45am* $49.00 $37.00 2hrs&45mins
Divide 10.45am* $79.00 $59.00 4hrs
Milford Sound 10.45am* $90.00 $67.00 5hrs
Queenstown 10.45am* $49.00 $37.00 3hrs&30mins

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information is available below as follows:

  • Invercargill service will have a bus change in Mossburn before continuing.
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points.
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

Manapouri To:

Fare Child Travel Time
Te Anau Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible near Lake Manapouri Fiordland National Park 10.00am* 4.45pm* $25.00 $18.00 30mins
Queenstown 10.00am* $72.00 $53.00 3hrs

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information is available below as follows:

  • Manapouri to Queenstown service has a bus change and 1 hour stop-over in Te Anau, connecting with the 11.30am Te Anau to Queenstown service.
  • Manapouri services must be pre-booked, as will only run with confirmed bookings.
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

Track Transport Package Options:

 

Transport Packages are only available in the Great Walks Season: 25th October 2016 to 4th May 2017


Routeburn Track Transport Package: Special rate for track walkers: $119.00 per adult & $92.00 per child for Loop Transport Packages, as below:

From Te Anau back to Te Anau:

Te Anau to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Te Anau

OR

Te Anau to Routeburn Shelter and The Divide to Te Anau

From Queenstown back to Queenstown:

Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter and The Divide to Queenstown

OR

Queenstown to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown

OPTIONAL EXTRA:  For just $16 per adult/$7 per child, upgrade your Loop Transport Package to include a visit to Milford Sound (bus from The Divide to Milford Sound and return from Milford to The Divide). Routeburn Track transport + Milford package: $135.00 per adult, $99.00 per child – **Terms and Conditions Apply**.

OPTIONAL EXTRA: Upgrade your Loop Transport Package to include a visit to Milford Sound and a Milford Sound 2 hour CRUISE with free breakfast/lunch/afternoon snack (bus from The Divide to Milford Sound and return from Milford to The Divide plus Cruise). Routeburn Track transport + Milford Sound Cruise package: $197.00 per adult, $114.00 per child – **Terms and Conditions Apply**.

For TRANSPORT PACKAGE bookings, please contact us to make your booking or for further details. Alternativelyplease complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed.


Kepler Track Transport Package: Special rate for walkers: $17.00 per person for all transport, as below:

From Te Anau to the Control Gates and from Rainbow Reach back to Te Anau

OR

From Te Anau to Rainbow Reach and from the Control Gates back to Te Anau

To receive the special rate for walkers, please complete our booking form with your details, including your date and time requirements for the Transport Packages, as booking directly online will not give you the discounted package fare. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

Terms & Conditions apply to Transport Packages, subject to availability, usual timetables, direct bookings, rate valid until 30th April 2017.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL TO CONFIRM YOUR SEAT


Luggage & Bike Transfers

Please contact us to arrange your transfers for luggage or bikes and to confirm prices for your luggage/bike transfer requirements. More information below;

Bikes

Some of our buses are able to carry bicycles but buses are not assigned to a particular service until the day before departure. For this reason please contact us on 0800 483 262 after 4.00pm the day before your departure to confirm whether or not is it possible to travel with your bicycle on the service required. Enquiries can be made further in advance and in some cases we may be able to confirm yes or no for the bike carriage.

Conditions of Transfer – A fare paying passenger must accompany the bike on the Tracknet service. Space is limited and Tracknet reserves the right to refuse to carry bikes. Bikes are carried on bike racks outside the Tracknet vehicle. Only certain services carry bikes. Any bikes must be booked in advance of travel – all care is taken but no responsibility for the bike will be taken by Tracknet or Staff.

Unaccompanied Luggage

Please note that you are not able to pre-book unaccompanied luggage transfers. Please bring your luggage into our Tracknet Office, located at Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park, 77 Manapouri-Te Anau Highway or Info & Track Office, located at 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown, where you can book this service. You can book this service on the day or the day before your departure. Your luggage will arrive at the Info & Track Office (Queenstown) or the Tracknet Office (Te Anau ) ready for your collection on your arrival. We are not able to do accommodation drop offs. Luggage can also be transferred to Milford Sound Lodge from Queenstown / Te Anau.

Conditions of Transfer – Luggage is carried at owners risk and items must be clearly labeled at reception where the bag is left. Owner will pay all relevant costs associated with storage. Bags with breakables are to be clearly marked – all care is taken but no responsibility for the item or contents will be taken by Tracknet or Staff.


Bookings

You can check availability, departure times and book online and receive an instant email confirmation, or you can complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details.

Winter Bus Timetable

 

1st May 2016 to 23rd October 2016


Town/City Bus Connections:

WINTER services operate weekdays only (Monday to Friday). Minimum numbers may be required. Charter services available to Tracks subject to conditions.

We pride ourselves on prompt departure and delivery times, therefore pick up and drop off points are limited. However travel times may vary to allow for vehicle exchanges and unforeseen circumstances.

Queenstown & Airport To:

Fare Child Travel Time
Invercargill 9.00am $48.00 $33.00 2hrs&45mins
Te Anau 1.00pm $48.00 $33.00 2hrs&45mins

Te Anau To:

Fare Child Travel Time
Queenstown 9.00am $48.00 $33.00 2hrs&45mins
Invercargill 9.00am $48.00 $33.00 2hrs&45mins

Invercargill To:

Fare Child Travel Time
Queenstown 1.00pm $48.00 $33.00 2hrs&45mins
Te Anau 1.00pm $48.00 $33.00 2hrs&45mins
  • Winter services operate weekdays only (Monday to Friday)
  • Minimum numbers may be required to operate services
  • Charter services available to Tracks subject to conditions
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

Winter Track Transport

1st May to 18 May 2016 and 1st October to 23rd October 2016 (Subject to Weather and Track Conditions).


Kepler Track Winter Transport Options

During the winter months, there is  no scheduled transport. We are able to provide transport Charters for experienced walkers / day walkers. Bookings are essential and are subject to driver and bus availability.

  • Te Anau to Control Gates or Rainbow Reach = 8.00am – Monday to Friday
  • Control Gates or Rainbow Reach to Te Anau = 4.00pm – Monday to Friday

Please contact us to enquire.

SAFETY is your responsibility – you must check current track conditions and weather forecasts with the Department of Conservation BEFORE going onto the Track. The Alpine sections of ALL tracks are subject to extreme weather conditions, avalanche, rock fall and flooding at any time of the year.

Tracknet recommend carrying a Mountain Radio or Personal Locator Beacon in case of emergency.


Milford Track Winter Transport Options

Subject to minimum numbers, please enquire.

  • Te Anau to Glade Wharf (Milford Track) = 8.30am
  • Departing Sandfly Point at 2.00pm to Milford Sound & Te Anau

Please contact us to enquire.

SAFETY is your responsibility – you must check current track conditions and weather forecasts with the Department of Conservation BEFORE going onto the Track. The Alpine sections of ALL tracks are subject to extreme weather conditions, avalanche, rock fall and flooding at any time of the year.