There are 7 ways to get from Christchurch to Picton by train, bus, car, plane or ferry

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

Train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Christchurch to Picton Coastal Pacific

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Picton Christchurch - Picton

$17 - $45

5 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Christchurch to Picton 302 miles

$65 - $95

Fly to Blenheim  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Blenheim (BHE) CHC - BHE

$121 - $323

Fly to Picton  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Picton (PCN) CHC - PCN

$90 - $381

Fly to Nelson, bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Nelson (NSN) CHC - NSN
  2. Take the bus from Paradiso Backpackers to Picton

$104 - $305

Fly to Wellington, ferry  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Wellington (WLG) CHC - WLG
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton

$71 - $247

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Christchurch to Picton is to bus which costs $25 - $65 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Picton is to fly which costs $170 - $480 and takes 4 h.

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The distance between Christchurch and Picton is 274 km. The road distance is 483.1 km.

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The train from Christchurch to Picton takes 5 h 22 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Christchurch and arriving at Picton. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Christchurch and arriving at Picton. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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

KiwiRail Coastal Pacific operates a train from Christchurch to Picton once daily, and the journey takes 5 h 22 min. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Christchurch to Picton once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Blenheim via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Christchurch to Nelson
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Christchurch to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Christchurch to Wellington
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Christchurch to Blenheim
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Christchurch to Picton via Blenheim, Wellington
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $360
Flights from Christchurch to Picton via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Christchurch to Picton via Nelson, Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Christchurch to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Christchurch to Wellington
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Train operators
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Picton
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Paradiso Backpackers to Picton
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators
Interislander
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$37
Saver Change
$44
Easy Change
$50

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