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There are 3 ways to get from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC) by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Franz Josef to Kumara Junction Greymouth - Fox Glacier
  2. Take the bus from Kumara Junction to Christchurch Airport Greymouth to Christchurch

$40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC) 235.6 miles

$50 - $75

Bus, fly  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Franz Josef to Hokitika
  2. Fly from Hokitika (HKK) to Christchurch (CHC) HKK - CHC

$60 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC) is to bus which costs $60 and takes 7h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC) is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC). However, there are services departing from Franz Josef and arriving at Christchurch Airport via Kumara Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 49m.

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The distance between Franz Josef and Christchurch Airport (CHC) is 191 km. The road distance is 376.9 km.

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The best way to get from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC) without a car is to bus which takes 7h 49m and costs $60.

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It takes approximately 7h 49m to get from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC), including transfers.

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Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC) bus services, operated by GreatSights, depart from Franz Josef station.

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The quickest flight from Hokitika Airport to Christchurch Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC) bus services, operated by West Coast Shuttle, arrive at Christchurch Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC) is 377 km. It takes approximately 4h 23m to drive from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC).

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  • Distance: 119.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 49m

What companies run services between Franz Josef, New Zealand and Christchurch Airport (CHC), New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC) via Kumara Junction in around 7h 49m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Hokitika to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Franz Josef to Kumara Junction
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Franz Josef to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle
Phone
(64) 03 768 0028
Email
travel@westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Website
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Kumara Junction to Christchurch Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz

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

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