How to Reach Dunedin - The Easiest Way to Reach Dunedin


  • By Air: Flights to the city disembark at the Dunedin International Airport.
  • By Train: Many people halt at the Dunedin railway station while on local scenic trains.
  • By Road: State Highway 1 passes through Dunedin and connects the city to other major New Zealand cities.
  • By Cruise: Cruises to Dunedin halt at Port Chalmers. From here, a bus ride of 20 minutes will take you to Dunedin city centre.


  • By Bus: Buses provide affordable transportation options for visitors to Dunedin. 
  • By Car: Renting a car is possible in Dunedin. Popular car rental companies are Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty.
  • By Taxi: Taxis in Dunedin are reasonably cheap by New Zealand standards.

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Modes of Transportation in Dunedin

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Dunedin. The most preferred mode of transport in Dunedin is Car.

Average distance: 8.51 km Average time: 21.89 min

  • Car 55.56%
    Driving 15.8 min Walking 3 min Overall average time for 12.02 kms 18.8 min
  • Bike 11.11%
    Bike 15 min Walking 2 min Overall average time for 3.5 kms 17 min
  • Motorbike 22.22%
    Motorbike 10 min Overall average time for 4.5 kms 10 min
  • Walking 11.11%
    Walking 60 min Driving 6 min Overall average time for 4 kms 66 min

How to Reach Dunedin from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Timaru to Dunedin 182.33 km 3 hours 2 mins
Arrowtown to Dunedin 211.49 km 3 hours 31 mins
Queenstown to Dunedin 224.38 km 3 hours 44 mins
Invercargill to Dunedin 246.07 km 4 hours 6 mins
Lincoln to Dunedin 329.75 km 5 hours 29 mins
Christchurch to Dunedin 350.99 km 5 hours 50 mins
Nelson to Dunedin 592.49 km 9 hours 52 mins
Wellington to Dunedin 693.55 km 11 hours 33 mins
Porirua to Dunedin 710.76 km 11 hours 50 mins
Tirau to Dunedin 1048.48 km 17 hours 28 mins
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