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There are 5 ways to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Wanaka, bus

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Wanaka (WKA)
  2. Take the bus from Wanaka to Haast Township

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Cromwell
  2. Take the bus from Cromwell to Haast Township

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Fly to Queenstown, bus

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  2. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Haast Township

Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
  2. Take the bus from Tekapo to Twizel
  3. Drive from Twizel to Haast

Drive

  1. Drive from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast

Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast by bus

The bus journey time between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Haast is around 12h 34m and covers a distance of around 630 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by InterCity and GreatSights, the Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast bus service departs from Christchurch Airport and arrives in Haast Township. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

3 Weekly Buses
12h 34m Average Duration
$73 Cheapest Price
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Christchurch Airport (CHC) → Haast
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Haast is 0800 358 5453.

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

The social distance requirement in Haast is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast is to bus which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast is to fly and bus which costs $230 - $1,300 and takes 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast. However, there are services departing from Christchurch Airport and arriving at Haast Township via Cromwell. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 34m.

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The distance between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Haast is 285 km. The road distance is 517.9 km.

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The best way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast without a car is to bus which takes 12h 34m and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 39m to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast, including transfers.

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Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast bus services, operated by InterCity, depart from Christchurch Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Christchurch Airport to Wanaka Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast bus services, operated by GreatSights, arrive at Haast Township station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast is 518 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast.

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Map of how to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast.
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  • Distance: 284.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 39m

What companies run services between Christchurch Airport (CHC), New Zealand and Haast, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Haast via Cromwell in around 12h 34m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Christchurch to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Wanaka to Haast Township
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$18 - $26
Flexi
$40 - $60
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Haast Township
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$30 - $45
Flexi
$75 - $110
Bus from Cromwell to Haast Township
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$24 - $40
Flexi
$60 - $85
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Tekapo to Twizel
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Christchurch Airport to Cromwell
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
InterCity
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InterCity

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Sounds Air offers flights from Christchurch Airport to Wanaka Airport.

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

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