There are 5 ways to get from Christchurch to Reefton by bus, car, train, taxi or plane

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Bus, drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Moana
  2. Drive from Moana to Reefton

$36 - $47

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Train, drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Christchurch to Moana TranzAlpine
  2. Drive from Moana to Reefton

$132 - $178

Train, taxi  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Christchurch to Kokiri TranzAlpine
  2. Take a taxi from Kokiri to Reefton

$258 - $330

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Christchurch to Reefton 159.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, drive  •  3 h 50 min

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

$78 - $276

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The cheapest way to get from Christchurch to Reefton is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Reefton is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Christchurch and Reefton is 170 km. The road distance is 255.4 km.

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The best way to get from Christchurch to Reefton without a car is to train and taxi which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $380 - $500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Christchurch to Reefton, including transfers.

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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 Reefton is 255 km. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Christchurch to Reefton.

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

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The nearest airport to Reefton is Westport (WSZ) Airport which is 48 km away. Other nearby airports include Nelson (NSN) (144.9 km), Christchurch (CHC) (162.3 km) and Blenheim (BHE) (179.1 km).

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There are six+ hotels available in Reefton. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Christchurch to Christchurch Airport is to line 29 bus which takes 30 min and costs $5.

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Map of how to get from Christchurch to Reefton.
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  • Distance: 106 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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

There is no direct connection from Christchurch to Reefton. However, you can take the bus to Moana then take the drive to Reefton. Alternatively, you can take the train to Moana then take the drive to Reefton.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Train operators
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Christchurch to Moana
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Christchurch to Kokiri
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
Atomic Travel
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Moana
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
Other operators
Taxi from Kokiri to Reefton
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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