There are 4 ways to get from Greymouth to Lake Tekapo by bus, train or car

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Bus Atomic Travel  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Tekapo Queenstown - Christchurch

$39 - $71

3 alternative options

Bus West Coast Shuttle  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Tekapo Queenstown - Christchurch

$50 - $71

Train, bus  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Greymouth to Rolleston TranzAlpine
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Tekapo Queenstown - Christchurch

$141 - $206

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Greymouth to Lake Tekapo 258.2 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Greymouth to Lake Tekapo. However, there are services departing from Greymouth and arriving at Tekapo via Christchurch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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The distance between Greymouth and Lake Tekapo is 183 km. The road distance is 413.2 km.

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The best way to get from Greymouth to Lake Tekapo without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Greymouth to Lake Tekapo, including transfers.

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Greymouth to Lake Tekapo bus services, operated by Atomic Travel, depart from Greymouth station.

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Greymouth to Lake Tekapo bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Tekapo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greymouth to Lake Tekapo is 413 km. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Greymouth to Lake Tekapo.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Lake Tekapo. Prices start at $164 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Greymouth to Lake Tekapo.
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  • Distance: 114.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 30 min

What companies run services between Greymouth, New Zealand and Lake Tekapo, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Greymouth to Lake Tekapo via Christchurch in around 8 h 30 min.

Train operators
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Greymouth to Rolleston
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
Atomic Travel
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle
Website
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Airport to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz

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