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There are 2 ways to get from Christchurch to Waimate by bus or car

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Bus  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Waimate Christchurch - Dunedin

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Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Christchurch to Waimate 209.2 km

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The cheapest way to get from Christchurch to Waimate is to bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Waimate is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 2h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Christchurch and arriving at Waimate. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Christchurch and Waimate is 184 km. The road distance is 209.2 km.

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The best way to get from Christchurch to Waimate without a car is to bus which takes 3h 39m and costs $30 - $50.

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The bus from Christchurch to Waimate takes 3h 39m including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Christchurch to Waimate bus services, operated by InterCity, depart from Christchurch station.

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Christchurch to Waimate bus services, operated by InterCity, arrive at Waimate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Christchurch to Waimate is 209 km. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Christchurch to Waimate.

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There are two+ hotels available in Waimate. Prices start at $175 NZD per night.

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  • Distance: 184.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

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

InterCity operates a bus from Christchurch to Waimate 4 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 39m.

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