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.



Savy is a new app-based on-demand transport service where rides are pooled to provide affordable travel. Travel will be in 9 seat vans and you may be travelling with other Savy riders for part or all of your journey.Savy offers flat fares and also discounts for groups, made on the one booking, and also offers a weekly travel pass. 

Download the app here.