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There are 4 ways to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru by bus, car, towncar or shuttle

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Bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Timaru Christchurch - Dunedin / ...

$14 - $32

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru 100.3 miles

$21 - $35

Towncar  •  2 h

  1. Take a town car from Christchurch Airport to Timaru 100.3 miles

$340 - $450

Shuttle  •  2 h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Christchurch Airport to Timaru

$290 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 2 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru. However, there are services departing from Christchurch International Airport and arriving at Timaru via Christchurch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Timaru is 144 km. The road distance is 160.5 km.

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The best way to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 3 min and costs $21 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru, including transfers.

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

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Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Timaru station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru is 160 km. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Timaru. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru.
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  • Distance: 90.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

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

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Timaru twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $29 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Christchurch Airport to Timaru
Estimated price
$340 - $450
Shuttle from Christchurch Airport to Timaru
Estimated price
$290 - $650

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