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There are 5 ways to get from Christchurch to Kumara by train, shuttle, bus, car or plane

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Train, shuttle  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the train from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass Christchurch - Greymouth
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Arthur's Pass to Kumara Township

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Bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Greymouth

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 34m

  1. Drive from Christchurch to Kumara 219.1 km

Fly  •  2h 36m

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Hokitika (HKK) CHC - HKK

Shuttle  •  3h 30m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Christchurch Canterbury Museum to Kumara Township
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  • Face masks are recommended
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  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kumara is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kumara is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kumara is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 358 5453.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Christchurch to Kumara is to bus, which costs $35 - $50 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Kumara is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 2h 34m.

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The distance between Christchurch and Kumara is 155 km. The road distance is 219.1 km.

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The best way to get from Christchurch to Kumara without a car is to train and shuttle which takes 4h 33m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Christchurch to Kumara, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Christchurch to Kumara is to bus which takes 5h 50m and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $330 and takes 2h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Christchurch Airport to Hokitika Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Christchurch to Kumara is 219 km. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Christchurch to Kumara.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Christchurch Airport to Hokitika Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Kumara. Prices start at $175 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Christchurch to Kumara.
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  • Distance: 154.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 33m

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

Atomic Travel operates a bus from Christchurch to Greymouth once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, Air New Zealand flies from Christchurch to Kumara twice daily.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Train operators
KiwiRail - TranzAlpine
Phone
+64 4495 0775
Website
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Train from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Bus operators
East West Coaches
Phone
+64 27 201 8825
Website
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Shuttle from Arthur's Pass to Kumara Township
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Shuttle from Christchurch Canterbury Museum to Kumara Township
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
eastwestcoaches.co.nz
Atomic Travel
Email
info@atomictravel.co.nz
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz

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