InterCity operates cheap daily services from Christchurch to Picton.

This journey takes approximately 8 hours with services departing Christchurch from outside the Bus Exchange on Lichfield Street and arriving in Picton outside the main entrance of the Interislander Ferry Terminal, Auckland Street.

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About Picton

Picton is a small stunning and picturesque town located in the Marlborough region at the top of the South Island.  The Interislander ferry departs connecting the North and South Islands, making it a great base for travellers.

The busy town centre is well equipped with many cafe's restaurants and a few boutique stores, a stroll down the main street is an enjoyable experience. 

Picton hosts a variety of fun attractions and activities including water sports such as kayaking, fishing, dolphin watching and scenic boat cruises. The EcoWorld Aquarium is located in the centre of town and will provide plenty of hours of fun for children and wildlife lovers alike.  

One of the main attractions when visiting Picton is walking the Queen Charlotte track. This is an area of unsurpassed natural beauty where sandy beaches, lush native bush, sparkling crystal clear water and mountain viewing spots are all plentiful! With accommodation dotted along the track and a water taxi service that delivers your luggage, there's nothing stopping you!

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Bus Christchurch to Picton with InterCity. You can use the TravelPass or FlexiPass bus passes for affordable and flexible travel from Christchurch to Picton.