InterCity® operates buses four days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun) from Christchurch to Queenstown. From May 2024, this route will be operating daily.

The InterCity bus journey from Christchurch to Queenstown stops along the way at Ashburton, Geraldine, Tekapo, Omarama, Cromwell, and Frankton. 

InterCity buses to Queenstown depart Christchurch from outside the Bus Exchange on Lichfield Street and arrive in Queenstown at Athol Street in the car park.

Search for a bus from Christchurch to Queenstown with New Zealand's most popular national bus network.


About Queenstown

Affectionately known as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is a lively town located on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by picturesque mountains. A great ski destination, Queenstown offers awe-inspiring scenery and magnificent outdoor terrain and is known as one of the world's top tourism destinations.

While bungy-jumping, jet boating, skiing and snowboarding are all highly recommended activities in Queenstown, it's not only a destination for the adventurous. For those more interested in a leisurely holiday, Queenstown is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Visit one of the many vineyards nearby for award-winning wine paired with delicious local specialties, take a soak in a hot spring or simply sit back and enjoy the view. 

Queenstown is a great place to get active on one of the many hiking and biking trails. The Ben Lomond Track is a challenging climb however, the incredible panoramic views at the summit are definitely worth it! Other spectacular walking tracks in Queenstown are the Sunshine Bay Track and the Lake Hayes Loop. You can also hire hiking equipment if you don't have any of your own, find out more information here. 

Located very close to Queenstown and described as the eight wonder of the world, Milford Sound is a destination of incredible scenery and outstanding natural beauty. The drive into Milford Sound is just as scenic as the destination itself and many visitors prefer to sit back on board a sightseeing tour bus. InterCity provide daily tours into Milford Sound with glass roof buses, a scenic cruise on the fiord and informative and entertaining driver commentary is also included! Take a look at the options InterCity and GreatSights provide for a memorable day into Milford Sound.

For more information about Queenstown visit

It's easy to catch a bus Christchurch to Dunedin with InterCity. Book a bus today!