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InterCity® buses operate daily services to Christchurch from towns and cities across the South Island. The main InterCity bus stop in Christchurch is located outside the Bus Exchange on Lichfield Street, with additional stops including Canterbury University, Christchurch Antarctic Centre and Christchurch Airport.
All Newmans Coach Lines buses (to Tekapo/Queenstown) arrive and depart from Rolleston Avenue, outside the Canterbury Museum (nearest intersection Worcester Boulevard). Please make sure you check the stop location shown in your booking confirmation.
InterCity® buses to Christchurch start from just $1 (+booking fee). Find out more about finding a $1 InterCity fare, and search for a bus to Christchurch with New Zealand's #1 national bus network today.
Bus Picton to Christchurch: 5 hours 30 minutes
Bus Nelson to Christchurch: 7 hours
Bus Blenheim to Christchurch: 5 hours
Bus Mt Cook to Christchurch: 5 hours 30 minutes
Bus Timaru to Christchurch: 2 hours 30 minutes
Bus Tekapo to Christchurch: 4 hours 10 minutes
Bus Oamaru to Christchurch: 4 hours 15 minutes
Bus Queenstown to Christchurch: 8 hours 30 minutes
Bus Dunedin to Christchurch: 6 hours
Bus Invercargill to Christchurch: 10 hours
An alternative route from the West Coast to Christchurch is now available, travelling on the TranzAlpine railway from Greymouth. Bus from Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Hokitika, Westport or Nelson to Greymouth and connect with the Tranzalpine, one of the world's most scenic rail journeys. Learn more about the TranzAlpine.
Christchurch is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains one-third of the way down the South Island's east coast. In February 2011 Christchurch was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, while parts of the city including the central city and eastern suburbs have been badly affects the city as a whole continues to operate. For more info about Christchurch visit christchurchnz.com
For information on urban Christchurch buses visit metroinfo.co.nz