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

Buses to Christchurch depart Queenstown from the InterCity bus stop at Athol Street and arrive outside the Bus Exchange on Lichfield Street.

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Destinations and Times

Direct Bus Service Queenstown to Christchurch 
IC 9556 Departs Queenstown: 8.05am

Arrives Christchurch: 4.45pm

Bus Queenstown to Christchurch via Dunedin
IC 8502 Departs Queenstown: 7.45am Arrives Dunedin: 12.05pm
IC 8206 Departs Dunedin: 1.05pm Arrives Christchurch : 7.20pm


About Christchurch

New Zealand's third largest city, Ōtautahi Christchurch is affectionately known to many as the 'Garden City' of New Zealand. With many beautiful inner city parks and reserves, any nature lover will want to visit some, if not all of Christchurch's famous gardens. 

On 22 February 2011, Christchurch was hit by a devastating magnitude 6.3 earthquake. Ten years on, the city is a thriving mixture of urban regeneration and heritage. 

The city centre of Christchurch is easily explored by foot. You'll find the Christchurch Art Gallery, the Canterbury Museum and the Botanic Gardens all within 5 minutes' walk of each other. As you walk through the city you can admire the stunning Victorian architecture of Christchurch's heritage buildings, mixed with new cutting-edge architecture.

Situated on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch has many nearby beaches where you can swim, surf, jump off wharves or simply relax in the warm sun with a good book.

For those who enjoy thrilling activities, Christchurch is the place to be! Try jet boating in the Waimakariri canyon, go for a 4WD adventure through mountainous native forestland or take on a course 20 metres in the air at Adrenalin Forest! For more ideas about what you do in Christchurch visit

For urban Christchurch bus information visit  

Bus Queenstown to Christchurch for an easy, affordable and comfortable bus journey.