How to Reach Franz Josef Glacier - The Easiest Way to Reach Franz Josef Glacier


  • By Air: The closest airport to Franz Josef is Hokitika Airport. From there, you have to get on a bus or hire a taxi to reach Franz Josef.
  • By Car: Franz Josef is well-connected to the major cities in New Zealand and can easily be reached by car from places like Christchurch, Wanaka, Fox Glacier, and Greymouth.
  • By Bus: Few of the tourist and intercity bus operators serve the town of Franz Josef. Additionally, you can also look for tickets in Naked Bus services.


  • Commuting inside Franz Josef is tough because of the lack of a proper transportation. There are a few tour buses that are available and you can also explore the town by walk, as it is compact.

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How to Reach Franz Josef Glacier from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Harihari to Franz Josef Glacier 53.15 km 53 mins
Omarama to Franz Josef Glacier 114.28 km 1 hour 54 mins
Methven to Franz Josef Glacier 163.5 km 2 hours 43 mins
Wellington to Franz Josef Glacier 563.46 km 9 hours 23 mins
Auckland to Franz Josef Glacier 887.43 km 14 hours 47 mins
Allambie heights to Franz Josef Glacier 2334.99 km 38 hours 54 mins
Wollongong to Franz Josef Glacier 2341.66 km 39 hours 1 mins
Lakemba to Franz Josef Glacier 2345.08 km 39 hours 5 mins
Ryde to Franz Josef Glacier 2347.31 km 39 hours 7 mins
Sydney to Franz Josef Glacier 2364.09 km 39 hours 24 mins