There are 4 ways to get from Christchurch to Omarama by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Omarama Queenstown - Christchurch

$16 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus via Tekapo  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Tekapo Queenstown - Christchurch
  2. Take the bus from Tekapo to Lake Ohau Turn-off Queenstown - Christchurch

$53 - $97

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Christchurch to Omarama 196.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Queenstown (ZQN) CHC - ZQN
  2. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Omarama

$115 - $353

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Christchurch to Omarama is to bus which costs $24 - $65 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Omarama is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Christchurch and Omarama is 238 km. The road distance is 314.8 km.

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The bus from Christchurch to Omarama takes 5 h 20 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Christchurch and arriving at Omarama. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Christchurch to Omarama twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Omarama
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Tekapo to Lake Ohau Turn-off
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Omarama
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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