There are 3 ways to get from Christchurch to Ashburton by bus, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1h 15m

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

$11 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 6m

  1. Drive from Christchurch to Ashburton 89.9 km

$19 - $28

Uber  •  1h 6m

  1. Take an Uber from Christchurch to Ashburton 89.9 km

$150 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Christchurch to Ashburton is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Ashburton is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 1h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Christchurch and arriving at Ashburton. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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The distance between Christchurch and Ashburton is 83 km. The road distance is 89.9 km.

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The best way to get from Christchurch to Ashburton without a car is to bus which takes 1h 15m and costs $11 - $40.

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The bus from Christchurch to Ashburton takes 1h 15m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Christchurch to Ashburton is 90 km. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Christchurch to Ashburton.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Ashburton. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Christchurch to Ashburton.
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  • Distance: 83.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 15m

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

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Christchurch to Ashburton 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Ashburton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
InterCity Coachlines
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Ashburton
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$11 - $16
Flexi
$27 - $40
Atomic Travel
Phone
03 349 0697
Email
info@atomictravel.co.nz
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Bus Interchange to Ashburton
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
Other operators
Uber Christchurch
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Christchurch to Ashburton
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$150 - $180
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uber.com
Assist
$150 - $180
UberX
$150 - $180

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