InterCity operates regular buses to Fox Glacier from Nelson, Queenstown, and destinations along the West Coast. The main InterCity bus stop in Fox Glacier is located on Main Road, outside the Fox Glacier Guides building.

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Approximate bus to Fox Glacier travel times:

Bus Nelson to Fox Glacier: 10 hours 25 minutes

Bus Greymouth to Fox Glacier: 4 hours 10 minutes

Bus Franz Josef to Fox Glacier: 35 minutes

Bus Wanaka to Fox Glacier: 5 hours 40 minutes

Bus Queenstown to Fox Glacier: 7 hours 15 minutes

An alternative route from the West Coast to Christchurch is now available, travelling on the TranzAlpine railway from Greymouth. Bus from Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Hokitika, Westport or Nelson to Greymouth and connect with the TranzAlpine, one of the world's most scenic rail journeys. Learn more about the TranzAlpine.


About Fox Glacier

Base yourself in the small town of Fox Glacier and explore the beauties of Westland Tai Poutini National Park. The glacier that gave the town its name is 13km long and can be explored from the nearby terminal face. Book a sightseeing flight and soar over the glacier and Southern Alps, or go hiking on the glacier with expert local guides.

There are many walks in the Fox Glacier area with some offering spectacular glacier views. Follow a stream through native rainforest on the Minnehaha Walk, or visit nearby Gillespies Beach. The glow worm caves are also close to the town centre.

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