Alps 2 Ocean Shuttles

We have a full network of shuttle transport covering all parts of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail dedicated to getting you and your bike to where you need to be.

FromToDepartArriveTime (approx.) Price
TwizelMt Cook Village8:30 am9:45 am1hr 15 min$28 *
TwizelMt Cook Village2:45 pm3:45 pm1hr$28 *
TwizelJollie River Car park 9:00 am10:00 am1hr$45
TwizelLake Ohau Lodge9:30 am10:15 am45 mins$20
TwizelTekapo6:30 am7:15 am45 mins$25 *
TwizelTekapo4:45 pm5:30 pm45 mins$25 *
Lake Ohau LodgeOmarama10:15 am11:00 am45 mins$20
OmaramaTwizel4:00 pm4:25 pm25 mins$20
TwizelOamaru9:30 am1:30 pm3.5 hours$55
OamaruTwizel2:45 pm4:45 pm2 hours$55
OamaruTekapo2:45 pm5:30 pm2.5 hours$80 *

* Shuttles marked with a star incorporate a service with our partner company The Cook Connection. Any bike (either your own or a Cycle Journey’s bike) on these shuttles will incur a small charge of $15 to take on these shuttles.

Bookings are essential, as the shuttles will only run if there are bookings. Some shuttles require minimum booking numbers. Please contact us for more info.

Our shuttles operate between October and April, yearly.

Custom Shuttles

Sometimes a custom shuttle is the best way to make your holiday work smoothly and Cycle Journeys can provide this service for you. Whether it is an early morning run up to Aoraki Mount Cook in order to get an earlier helicopter flight or a pick up and drop off further down the trail to skip a section, we can do that.

Cyclists arriving into Christchurch or Queenstown sometimes find that there is limited capacity on scheduled public buses which makes getting to Twizel difficult.  Travelling with bikes is also something that can create difficulties when using public transport, so please note that we can provide a custom shuttle from either Christchurch or Queenstown as well.

Spreading the cost over a group of 6 or more can provide you with that necessary flexibility to make your ideal itinerary possible. Give us a call to discuss your needs and we can see what we can do to help.

Public Transport

Access From The Main Centres

For access to or from the trail from the main South Island centres, here are some options offered by local public transport operators. This information is provided only to assist you in your planning and was current at time of loading however, be aware they may have updated it so you are advised to check back with them to confirm. Their contact details are listed below to arrange your public transport bookings.

Local Operator Timetable

Christchurch – TwizelInterCity
8.30 am – 1.30 pm
Twizel – ChristchurchInterCity
11.15 am – 4.45 pm
Queenstown – TwizelInterCity
8.05 am – 11.14 am
Twizel – QueenstownInterCity
1.30 pm – 4.40 pm
Oamaru – ChristchurchInterCity
9.30 am – 1.45 pm
3.05 pm – 7.00 pm
4.30 pm – 8.15 pm
Oamaru – DunedinInterCity
12.05 pm – 1.40 pm
6.15 pm – 7.50 pm
12.00 noon – 1.50pm

Operator Contact Details

Contact the operator directly to make your bookings

Atomic Travel

Phone: 03 349 0697
Email: [email protected]


Phone: +64 9 583 5780 Auckland Bookings and help phone
Phone: +64 3 365 1114 Christchurch