There are 6 ways to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Milford Sound by plane, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. CHC - ZQN

$137 - $373

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Queenstown - Christchurch
  2. Queenstown - Milford Sound

$38 - $96

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Queenstown - Christchurch

$57 - $116

Bus via Te Anau  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Christchurch - Te Anau
  2. Queenstown - Milford Sound

$41 - $100

Bus via Glentanner Park  •  19 h 56 min

$51 - $128

Drive  •  9 h 7 min

  1. 474.1 miles

$100 - $150

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

You can take a bus from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Milford Sound via Frankton Bus Interchange in around 15 h 29 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Airport to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Te Anau
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Glentanner Park
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Glentanner Park to Frankton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Milford Sound is 391 km. The road distance is 759 km.

The cheapest way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Milford Sound is to bus which costs $55 - $140 and takes 15 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Milford Sound is to fly and drive which takes 4 h 10 min and costs $190 - $550.

No, there is no direct bus from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Milford Sound. However, there are services departing from Christchurch Airport and arriving at Milford Sound via Frankton Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 29 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Milford Sound, including transfers.