Ritchies runs a daily service between Wanaka and Queenstown, via Queenstown airport and on some services travelling via Cromwell. See the table below for the schedule and prices.

Departure Arrive
Wanaka Cromwell Q’town Airport Queenstown
8.00am  8.45am 9.45am 10.00am
10.45am 11.30am 12.30am 12.50pm
12.00pm  – 1.00pm 1:15pm
1.30pm  2.15pm 3.00pm 4.00pm
4.20pm  5.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm
Queenstown Q’town Airport Cromwell Wanaka
8.00am 8.20am  9.15am 10.00am
10.45am 11.00am  11.50am 12.35pm
1.30pm 1.50pm  2.40pm 3.30pm
4.00pm 4.15pm  5.20pm 6.15pm
5.30pm 5.50pm  6.40pm 7.55pm



Queenstown – Wanaka  1 Way Return Cromwell to Wanaka
or Queenstown
1 Way Return
Adult $35 $65  Adult $22 $40
Child $20 $35  Child $12 $20


  • We can stop along the routes, Cardrona, Crown Range turn off, Arrowtown (on request), Lake Hayes, Frankton, Pisa Moorings. Just ask when booking for any other location.
  • Free pickup from central locations, call 0800 405 066
  • Extra baggage and bikes $10 fee
  • Queenstown bus stop: Outside Station Building, Camp St, Queenstown
  • Wanaka bus stop: Outside the Log Cabin, Wanaka lakefront
  • Please be ready at the departure point 15 mins before departure time, 30 mins if it is a door to door pickup
  • Use the timetable above to see times of departure and arrival

Book Now for Wanaka-Queenstown(and Cromwell) service

Book Now for Wanaka-Queenstown Airport service

 Note – for Queenstown Airport drop offs and pickups please include the flight details in the notes section when you are booking your service 

To view the bus stop locations click on the marker and zoom in on the google maps below.

Wanaka – Queenstown

Wanaka – Qtown (via Cromwell)

For Your Assistance

We can carry sporting equipment including bikes (please advise if boxed), ski and snowboarding equipment for which there is a small charge. Please advise us when booking as there may not always be room for oversized luggage if it is not pre-booked.

Within Wanaka we offer a pick up and drop off service. There is a small charge for this on some services.

If any of these times do not suit or you require a more personal service please use our taxi (private transfer) service.