InterCity operates regular services to Westport departing from destinations across the South Island. 

The main InterCity bus stop in Westport is outside Wesport I-Site, 123 Palmerston Street.

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Approximate bus to Westport travel times:

Bus Nelson to Westport: 3 hours 45 minutes

Bus Murchison to Westport: 1 hour 30 minutes

Bus Richmond to Westport: 3 hours 15 minutes

Bus Punakaiki to Westport: 55 minutes

Bus Greymouth to Westport: 2 hours 25 minutes

Bus Hokitika to Westport: 3 hours 25 minutes

Bus Ross to Westport: 4 hours 25 minutes

Bus Franz Jozef to Westport: 6 hours 40 minutes

Fox Glacier to Westport: 7 hours 25 minutes


About Westport

Westport is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island, situated 100km north of Greymouth. Westport sits at the mouth of the Buller River and being situated on the West Coast, unfortunately, experiences high rainfall most months. Don't let that put you off though, Westport is brimming with enjoyable activities both indoors and out.

The area is dominated by lush native bush and two national parks, Kahurangi National Park and Paparoa National Park providing plenty of short or long walking and tramping tracks. You'll be treated to spectacular scenery within these national parks with opportunists to see many native birds and marine wildlife.  You can also spend time camping, hunting, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and rafting in the wilderness of these national parks!

While in Westport, a must-do activity is caving! There are several companies that will take you on a guided tour of caves, glowworm caves and take you on a thrilling cave rafting ride. It's a once in a lifetime experience and Westport offers premium caving opportunities! 

For a small town, Westport is brimming with art galleries. Check out the Honeycomb Gallery, Whakane Gallery or Peter Homewood's Art Gallery. You could also visit Coaltown Museum to learn about the coal mining history this town is famous for.  Alternatively, try your luck at panning for gold in the local streams - while the gold rush is ancient history, you never know!

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It's easy to bus to Westport with InterCity on one of the daily services. Take a look at our FlexiPass and TravelPass bus pass options for affordable, flexible and easily manageable bus travel.