Public Transport

Public transport takes away the stress of driving and finding a carpark.


Queenstown and the Wakatipu basin is serviced by the Orbus bus service. The service offers a $2 flat fare anywhere in the network, provided you have a GoCard. 

Go Cards can be purchased for $5 from Queenstown Airport (at the Milford Sound Scenic Flights desk next to the baggage claim area), O’Connells Mall kiosk (outside Goldfields Jewellers), or on every bus that’s part of our $2 bus network.

There are four routes, with all passing via the Frankton bus hub:

  • Arrowtown to Arthurs Point (via Frankton)
  • Fernhill to Remarkables Park
  • Kelvin Heights to Frankton Flats
  • Lake Hayes Estate to Jacks Point

For more information including routes and schedules please click here

Alternatively a downloadable PDF version is available here 


Connexions runs a daily coach service throughout the South Island. Visit the ConneXions website 





Water Taxis


Getting to the airport and flight information

Connectabus runs a direct service to the airport from the Queenstown town centre and all major hotels.