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There are 3 ways to get from Christchurch to Auckland by plane, train, ferry or bus

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Fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Auckland (AKL) CHC - AKL

$50 - $255

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  21 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Christchurch to Picton
  2. Take the ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
  3. Take the train from Wellington to Auckland Strand

$167 - $206

Bus, ferry  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Christchurch to Picton
  2. Take the ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
  3. Take the bus from Wellington - Central to Auckland - Central

$69 - $149

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The cheapest way to get from Christchurch to Auckland is to fly which costs $75 - $390 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Auckland is to fly which costs $75 - $390 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Christchurch and Auckland is 765 km.

The best way to get from Christchurch to Auckland without a car is to train and ferry which takes 21 h 21 min and costs $250 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Christchurch to Auckland, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Christchurch Airport to Auckland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights from Christchurch Airport to Auckland Airport.

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There are 1153+ hotels available in Auckland. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Christchurch to Auckland.
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  • Distance: 478.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

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

Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly from Christchurch to Auckland hourly.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Christchurch to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Wellington to Auckland Strand
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Picton
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Wellington - Central to Auckland - Central
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$25
Saver Change
$30
Easy Change
$34

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