InterCity® operates daily buses to The Divide in the Southern Alps, as part of our route between Queenstown, Te Anau and Milford Sound.

Catch a bus to The Divide to start the Routeburn Track, or bus from The Divide at the end of the Routeburn Track. Choose to continue to Milford Sound for an adventure on the fiord, or return to civilisation in Te Anau or Queenstown after your New Zealand hiking adventure.

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The Divide Bus Timetables


Queenstown/Te Anau to The Divide

  • Departs Queenstown 9.15am
  • Departs Te Anau 12.05pm
  • Arrives at The Divide carpark 2.29pm

The Divide to Milford Sound

  • Departs The Divide carpark 2.30pm
  • Arrives Milford Sound at 3pm

Milford Sound to The Divide

  • Departs Milford Sound 4.45pm
  • Arrives The Divide 5.14pm

The Divide to Te Anau & Queenstown

  • Departs The Divide carpark 5.15pm
  • Arrives Te Anau 6.50pm
  • Arrives Frankton Bus Interchange (near Queenstown Airport) 9pm
  • Arrives Queenstown 9.10pm


About The Divide

The Divide is the lowest east-west pass in the Southern Alps at an altitude of 532m (1745 feet) above sea level.

Located on the Milford Road in Fiordland National Park, The Divide marks one end of the Routeburn Track, Greenstone and Caples Tracks and the way to get to the Key Summit Track.


About the Routeburn Track

One of New Zealand's Great Walks, the Routeburn Track is a 32km (20mi) hiking track running through Fiordland National Park and Mt Aspiring National Park. The track leads through alpine scenery and native beech forest and offers stunning views of the Southern Alps, waterfalls and several lakes along the way.

Most hikers complete the Routeburn Track in three days, staying in huts along the way. The Routeburn Track can be completed in either direction - starting from Routeburn Shelter near Glenorchy, or The Divide in Fiordland National Park. It can also be turned into a circuit by completing the Greenstone and Caples Tracks.

Find out more about the Routeburn Track