InterCity® operates at least two daily bus services from Christchurch to Dunedin.

The journey from Christchurch to Dunedin takes approximately 6 hours with regular breaks along the way.

Buses from Christchurch to Dunedin depart from outside the Bus Exchange on Lichfield Street and arrive at 331 Moray Place, Platform K, outside Countdown Supermarket.

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Bus Christchurch to Dunedin Departs Christchurch Arrives Dunedin
Daily Morning Service 8.00am  2.15pm
Daily Afternoon Service 2.24pm 8.20pm


About Dunedin

Dunedin is a historic city known for having the first University in New Zealand, the University of Otago. Located on the south east coast of the South Island, Dunedin is nestled in picturesque tree-clad hills at the head of the Otago Harbour, sheltered by the stunning Otago Peninsula.

Exquisite examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture punctuate a compact cityscape with a vibrant culture; reflected in an eclectic array of kerbside cafes, antique stores and boutique fashion designers and jewellers.

A great way to learn more about the history of Dunedin is to spend the day at Dunedin's Public Art Gallery and the Otago Museum. You can also take a ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway train for a scenic tour of the region. 

Natural wonders abound on the Otago Peninsula, home to a colony of one of the world's rarest penguins, the  Little Blue Penguins and the Yellow-Eyed Penguin. Dunedin also hosts the only mainland breeding colony of albatross and the rare New Zealand sea lions. If you're interested in New Zealand's wildlife, the Orokonui Ecosanctuary just 23kms out of Dunedin is the place to be!

The magnificent Larnach Castle is a popular attraction and is New Zealand's only castle. Showcasing premier gardens and exquisite luxury accommodation, this beautifully restored castle is worth a visit. 

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It's easy to bus Christchurch to Dunedin with InterCity and with the FlexiPass bus pass it's even easier!