There are 5 ways to get from Christchurch to Auckland by plane, train, ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Auckland (AKL) CHC - AKL

$51 - $256

4 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  21 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Christchurch to Picton
  2. Take the ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
  3. Take the train from Wellington to Auckland Strand

$189 - $223

Bus, ferry  •  22 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Picton
  2. Take the ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
  3. Take the bus from Wellington City to Auckland N1

$73 - $126

Bus, car ferry  •  23 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Picton
  2. Take the car ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
  3. Take the bus from Wellington - Central to Auckland - Central

$82 - $171

Drive, ferry  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Christchurch to Picton
  2. Take the ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
  3. Drive from Wellington - Central to Auckland

$185 - $279

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Christchurch to Auckland is to fly which costs $70 - $380 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Auckland is to fly which takes 3 h 52 min and costs $70 - $380.

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The distance between Christchurch and Auckland is 765 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Christchurch to Auckland, including transfers.

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

Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly from Christchurch to Auckland hourly.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Christchurch to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Wellington to Auckland Strand
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Picton
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Auckland - Central
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
ManaBus.com
Website
manabus.com
Bus from Wellington City to Auckland
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
manabus.com
Ferry operators
Interislander
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$38
Saver Change
$45
Easy Change
$51

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