There are 2 ways to get from Christchurch to Ashburton by bus or car

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Bus  •  1 h 24 min

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

$9 - $23

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Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Christchurch to Ashburton 56.1 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Christchurch to Ashburton is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Ashburton is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Christchurch and arriving at Ashburton. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

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The distance between Christchurch and Ashburton is 83 km. The road distance is 89.8 km.

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The best way to get from Christchurch to Ashburton without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 24 min and costs $14 - $35.

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The bus from Christchurch to Ashburton takes 1 h 24 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Christchurch to Ashburton bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Christchurch station.

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Christchurch to Ashburton bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Ashburton station.

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Map of how to get from Christchurch to Ashburton.
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  • Distance: 52 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

What companies run services between Christchurch, New Zealand and Ashburton, New Zealand?

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Christchurch to Ashburton every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $23 and the journey takes 1 h 24 min.

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InterCity Coachlines

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