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

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Bus  •  7 h 49 min

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

$49 - $65

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

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

$50 - $75

Bus, fly  •  4 h 10 min

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

$71 - $276

Questions & Answers

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 7 h 49 min.

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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 7 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 49 min 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 InterCity Coachlines, depart from Franz Josef station.

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

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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 4 h 23 min to drive from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC).

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

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There are 499+ hotels available in Christchurch Airport (CHC). Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Franz Josef to Christchurch Airport (CHC).
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  • Distance: 119.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 49 min

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 7 h 49 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Hokitika to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Franz Josef to Kumara Junction
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Franz Josef to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle
Website
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Kumara Junction to Christchurch Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz

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