Catch the InterCity bus from Dunedin to Christchurch with regular, cheap, and convenient daily services. The bus journey takes approximately 6 hours with regular breaks along the way.

Buses depart Dunedin from 3 central locations around the city:

  • Dunedin InterCity bus stop: 331 Moray Place, Platform K, Outside Countdown Supermarket
  • Dunedin (Otago University) - Bus Stop ID356, 686 Great King Street
  • Dunedin Botanic Gardens - Bus stop opposite Pet Planet, 14 Bank Street, North East Valley

Services arrive in Christchurch outside the Bus Exchange on Lichfield Street, with ongoing connections throughout the South Island including Hanmer Springs, Picton, Interislander Ferry and Nelson.

About Christchurch

On 22 February 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand's second-largest city, was hit by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake. While parts of the city have been badly affected, the city as a whole continues to operate. Christchurch's capacity to accommodate and entertain visitors is strengthening daily and the majority of the city's visitor attractions and activities are operating as per usual.

Popular Christchurch markets are still going strong, including the Riccarton House Farmers Market on Saturdays and the Lyttelton Farmers Market, while many of the old stallholders from the Arts Centre market can be found at the Christchurch Artisan Market, which is held on Sundays from 11am to 3pm at Riccarton House and Bush.

Some of the popular things to do in Christchurch include swimming, surfing and picnicking at one of the local beaches, punting on the Avon River or taking to one of the nearby ski slopes for a day on the snow! Alternatively, exploring the city by foot is a great way to get your bearings. Visit the Christchurch Art Gallery, Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens for a leisurely activity in Christchurch's inner city. 

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InterCity makes it easy to bus Dunedin to Christchurch and with the FlexiPass bus pass it's even easier! Offering affordable and flexible bus travel, the FlexiPass is a great options for independent travellers and tourists alike!