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There are 5 ways to get from Auckland to Hanmer Springs by plane, bus, car, train or ferry

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Fly Auckland to Christchurch, bus  •  7h 3m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Christchurch (CHC) AKL - CHC
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

$62 - $283

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Bus to Hamilton, fly to Christchurch, bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
  2. Fly from Hamilton (HLZ) to Christchurch (CHC) HLZ - CHC
  3. Take the bus from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

$182 - $604

Fly Auckland to Nelson, bus, drive  •  8h 55m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Nelson (NSN) AKL - NSN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Murchison
  3. Drive from Murchison to Hanmer Springs

$75 - $327

Fly Auckland to Blenheim, train, drive  •  9h 22m

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Blenheim (BHE) AKL - BHE
  2. Take the train from Blenheim to Kaikoura
  3. Drive from Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs

Train, ferry, drive  •  20h 35m

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to Wellington
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Take the train from Picton to Kaikoura
  4. Drive from Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs

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The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Hanmer Springs is to fly and bus which costs $90 - $430 and takes 7h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Hanmer Springs is to fly and bus which costs $90 - $430 and takes 7h 3m.

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The distance between Auckland and Hanmer Springs is 652 km.

It takes approximately 7h 3m to get from Auckland to Hanmer Springs, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Christchurch Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights from Auckland Airport to Christchurch Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Hanmer Springs. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 44m and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Hanmer Springs.
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  • Distance: 407.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 3m

What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Hanmer Springs, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Auckland to Hanmer Springs. However, you can take the bus to Stop D International Terminal, take the walk to Auckland airport, fly to Christchurch, take the walk to Christchurch International Airport, take the bus to Bus Interchange, take the walk to Christchurch, then take the bus to Hanmer Springs. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Hamilton Transport Centre, take the line 6 bus to 6 Thackeray St, take the taxi to Hamilton airport, fly to Christchurch, take the walk to Christchurch International Airport, take the bus to Bus Interchange, take the walk to Christchurch, then take the bus to Hanmer Springs.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Hamilton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Hamilton to Christchurch via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Hamilton to Christchurch via Palmerston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Auckland to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Auckland to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Auckland to Blenheim
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Auckland to Blenheim via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Auckland to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Auckland to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Train operators
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Blenheim to Kaikoura
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Train from Picton to Kaikoura
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to Wellington
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Richmond to Murchison
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Website
InterCity Coachlines
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$10 - $16
Flexi
$26 - $40
The Heaphy Bus Company
Phone
0800 128 735
Website
theheaphybus.co.nz
Bus from Richmond to Murchison
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $80
Schedules at
theheaphybus.co.nz
Ferry operators
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Interislander
Web Saver
$25
Saver Change
$30
Easy Change
$34

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