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There are 5 ways to get from Ashburton to Balclutha by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Ashburton to Balclutha Christchurch - Invercargill

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Bus via Dunedin  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Ashburton to Dunedin
  2. Take the bus from Dunedin to Balclutha Invercargill

Drive  •  4h 25m

  1. Drive from Ashburton to Balclutha 354.1 km

Bus to Christchurch, fly, bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Ashburton to Christchurch
  2. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Dunedin (DUD) CHC - DUD
  3. Take the bus from Dunedin Airport to Balclutha

Bus to Timaru, fly, bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ashburton to Temuka
  2. Fly from Timaru (TIU) to Dunedin (DUD) TIU - DUD
  3. Take the bus from Dunedin Airport to Balclutha
Ashburton → Balclutha
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Balclutha is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Balclutha is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Balclutha is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Ashburton to Balclutha is to bus which costs $40 - $65 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Ashburton to Balclutha is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 4h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ashburton and arriving at Balclutha. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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The distance between Ashburton and Balclutha is 304 km. The road distance is 354.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ashburton to Balclutha without a car is to bus which takes 6h 20m and costs $40 - $65.

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The bus from Ashburton to Balclutha takes 6h 20m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Ashburton to Balclutha bus services, operated by InterCity, depart from Ashburton station.

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The quickest flight from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Ashburton to Balclutha bus services, operated by InterCity, arrive at Balclutha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ashburton to Balclutha is 354 km. It takes approximately 4h 25m to drive from Ashburton to Balclutha.

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Map of how to get from Ashburton to Balclutha.
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  • Distance: 303.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 20m

What companies run services between Ashburton, New Zealand and Balclutha, New Zealand?

InterCity operates a bus from Ashburton to Balclutha once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 6h 20m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Timaru to Dunedin via Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Timaru to Dunedin via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Timaru to Dunedin via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Bus operators
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Ashburton to Balclutha
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Ashburton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Dunedin Airport to Balclutha
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Ashburton to Temuka
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Atomic Travel
Email
info@atomictravel.co.nz
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Ashburton to Dunedin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Ashburton to Christchurch Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
Catch-A-Bus South
Phone
+64 27 4497 994
Website
catchabussouth.com
Bus from Dunedin to Balclutha
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
catchabussouth.com

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Balclutha. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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