Services depart Picton daily from outside the Interislander Ferry terminal on Auckland Street and arrive in Christchurch outside the bus exchange on Lichfield Street.  

The journey from Picton to Christchurch takes approximately 9 hours with regular stops along the route.

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About Christchurch

Known as New Zealand's Garden City, Ōtautahi Christchurch is the country's oldest city. Located on the east coast of the South Island, this pretty city is an attractive holiday destination brimming with a variety of leisure activities.

From the sea to the towering mountains, from the lush rainforests to the calm Avon River, there's something to suit people of all ages, interests and abilities! 

After earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 caused extensive destruction, the resilient residents of Christchurch have rebuilt and rejuvenated their city. Unique and intriguing features including public art, new bars and eateries and shopping experiences. 

It's easy to get around the city centre of Christchurch on foot and as you wander around you'll come across some interesting attractions. The Canterbury Museum, the Christchurch Art Gallery and the Botanic Gardens are all within walking distance of each other.  

The gardens in Christchurch are waiting to be explored and appreciated, Woodham Park and Edmonds Factory Garden are particularly beautiful and worth a visit. Surf, swim, paddleboard or just relax at one of Christchurch's many beaches. Punting on the inner city Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction, one not to be missed!

Enjoy a winter's day on the slopes at the Mt Hutt ski fields. Located approximately 90 minutes from Christchurch, Mt Hutt has one of the longest vertical drops in the South Island. Stunning views from the summit allow you to see both the Pacific Ocean the Southern Alps. 

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Christchurch has an extensive urban bus network, making it easy to get around! For more details on Christchurch bus routes and timetables, visit