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

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Recommended

Shuttle, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Christchurch International Airport to Kumara Junction
  2. Take the bus from Kumara Junction to Fox Glacier

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Greymouth
  2. Take the bus from Greymouth to Fox Glacier

Drive

  1. Drive from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Lake Matheson

Fly to Hokitika, bus

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Hokitika (HKK)
  2. Take the bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Fox Glacier

Fly to Wanaka, bus

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Wanaka (WKA)
  2. Take the bus from Wanaka to Fox Glacier
Christchurch Airport (CHC) → Lake Matheson
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lake Matheson is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lake Matheson is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Lake Matheson is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 358 5453.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Lake Matheson is to bus which costs $90 - $130 and takes 11h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Lake Matheson is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 4h 42m.

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The distance between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Lake Matheson is 208 km. The road distance is 402.4 km.

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The best way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Lake Matheson without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 8h and costs $120 - $150.

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It takes approximately 8h to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Lake Matheson, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Christchurch Airport to Hokitika Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Lake Matheson is 402 km. It takes approximately 4h 42m to drive from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Lake Matheson.

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

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There are 35+ hotels available in Lake Matheson. Prices start at $175 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Lake Matheson.
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  • Distance: 208.3 km
  • Duration: 8h

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

You can take a bus from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Lake Matheson via Christchurch, Greymouth, and Fox Glacier in around 11h 18m.

Airlines
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Christchurch to Wanaka
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $420
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Bus operators
East West Coaches
Phone
+64 27 201 8825
Website
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Shuttle from Christchurch International Airport to Kumara Junction
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
GreatSights
Phone
+64 9 583 5790
Email
info@greatsights.co.nz
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Kumara Junction to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$23 - $35
Flexi
$55 - $80
Bus from Greymouth to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$25 - $40
Flexi
$60 - $85
Bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$20 - $29
Flexi
$45 - $70
Bus from Wanaka to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$30 - $50
Flexi
$80 - $120
Atomic Travel
Email
info@atomictravel.co.nz
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz

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