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

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Fly  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Dunedin (DUD) to Christchurch (CHC) DUD - CHC

$62 - $193

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Bus  •  6 h

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

$17 - $45

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Dunedin to Moeraki The Seasider
  2. Take the bus from Moeraki Turn Off to Christchurch Christchurch - Dunedin / ...

$59 - $93

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Dunedin to Christchurch 226.3 miles

$45 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Dunedin to Christchurch is to bus which costs $26 - $70 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Dunedin to Christchurch is to fly which costs $90 - $290 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dunedin and arriving at Christchurch. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between Dunedin and Christchurch is 310 km. The road distance is 362.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dunedin to Christchurch without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $26 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Dunedin to Christchurch, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Dunedin to Christchurch is to fly which takes 3 h 11 min and costs $90 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $70 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest flight from Dunedin Airport to Christchurch Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Dunedin to Christchurch.
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  • Distance: 193.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

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

Air New Zealand flies from Dunedin to Christchurch every 4 hours. Alternatively, InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Dunedin to Christchurch 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Dunedin to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Train operators
Dunedin Railways
Phone
+64 3 477 4449
Email
reserve@dunedinrailways.co.nz
Website
dunedinrailways.co.nz
Train from Dunedin to Moeraki
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
dunedinrailways.co.nz
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Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Dunedin to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Moeraki Turn Off to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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Yes, the driving distance between Dunedin to Christchurch is 362 km. It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to drive from Dunedin to Christchurch.

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

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There are 483+ hotels available in Christchurch. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dunedin to Dunedin Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs $12 - $29.

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