Public Transport

Public transport is a great way to get around the district - you can save money and reduce congestion at the same time. 




Queenstown and the Wakatipu basin is serviced by the Orbus bus service.

  With Go Card Without Go Card
Adult $2 $5
Child (U15) $1.50 $4
Child (U20 with ID) $1.50 $4
Child (U5) FREE FREE
To/From Airport Same as above Adult $10 / Child $8

You can get a GoCard for $5 from:

  • Queenstown Airport (at the Milford Sound Scenic Flights desk next to the baggage claim area)
  • O’Connell’s Mall kiosk on Camp St (outside Goldfields Jewellers)
  • On every bus that’s part of the Orbus network (cash only on the bus)

If you are getting a GoCard from the bus driver, you will have to use cash.

The minimum top up amount is $10. To see your card balance, just check your ticket – or ask your driver to check your GoCard.

The GoCard will work if the balance is below $10, but not if the balance is below the minimum fare.

Connections to the South Island

InterCity offer daily bus services to destinations around the South Island.

Ritchies offer daily bus services between Wanaka, Queenstown, Cromwell and Dunedin.




Queenstown Taxi - phone 03 450 3000

Green Cabs - phone 0800 464 7336

Corporate Cabs - phone 03 441 9000

Gold Band Taxis - phone 03 441 2000



Taxis Wanaka - phone 0800 458 744

Yello!Wanaka - phone 0800 443 5555

Wana Taxi - phone 0800 926 282


Water Taxis

Queenstown Water Taxis provide water transport to and from many locations on Lake Wakatipu, including the Frankton Arm and Queenstown - phone 03 441 1124



Queenstown Ferries - phone 03 441 1124

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Queenstown Airport

Click here for information on how to travel to and from the Queenstown Airport.