There are 8 ways to get from Greymouth to Picton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Nelson Nelson - Greymouth
  2. Take the bus from Nelson to Picton Picton - Nelson

$28 - $69

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Train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Greymouth to Christchurch Christchurch - Greymouth / ...
  2. Take the train from Christchurch to Picton Coastal Pacific

Drive  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Greymouth to Picton 221.7 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Westport, fly to Picton  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Westport
  2. Fly from Westport (WSZ) to Picton (PCN) WSZ - PCN

$232 - $359

Fly Hokitika to Blenheim  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Hokitika (HKK) to Blenheim (BHE) HKK - BHE

$117 - $489

Bus to Westport, fly to Blenheim  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Westport
  2. Fly from Westport (WSZ) to Blenheim (BHE) WSZ - BHE

$253 - $382

Bus to Christchurch, fly to Blenheim  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport
  2. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Blenheim (BHE) CHC - BHE

$155 - $357

Bus to Christchurch, fly to Nelson, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Airport
  2. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Nelson (NSN) CHC - NSN
  3. Take the bus from Paradiso Backpackers to Picton

$137 - $339

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The cheapest way to get from Greymouth to Picton is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greymouth to Picton is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greymouth to Picton. However, there are services departing from Greymouth and arriving at Picton via Nelson. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Greymouth to Picton. However, there are services departing from Greymouth and arriving at Picton via Christchurch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 48 min.

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The distance between Greymouth and Picton is 265 km. The road distance is 354.7 km.

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The best way to get from Greymouth to Picton without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 15 min and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 9 h 15 min to get from Greymouth to Picton, including transfers.

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Greymouth to Picton bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Greymouth station.

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Greymouth to Picton train services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Greymouth station.

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The best way to get from Greymouth to Picton is to bus which takes 9 h 15 min and costs $40 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 48 min, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $750 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Greymouth to Picton.
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  • Distance: 165.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 15 min

What companies run services between Greymouth, New Zealand and Picton, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Greymouth to Picton via Nelson in around 9 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Greymouth to Picton via Christchurch in around 10 h 48 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Hokitika to Blenheim via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Hokitika to Blenheim via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Christchurch to Blenheim via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Christchurch to Nelson
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Christchurch to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Westport to Picton via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $300
Flights from Hokitika to Blenheim via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $400
Flights from Westport to Blenheim via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Flights from Christchurch to Blenheim
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Christchurch to Nelson via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Nelson
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Nelson to Picton
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Westport
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Paradiso Backpackers to Picton
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle
Website
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

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There is no direct flight from Westport Airport to Picton Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Greymouth to Picton train services, operated by KiwiRail Coastal Pacific, arrive at Picton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greymouth to Picton is 355 km. It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to drive from Greymouth to Picton.

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Sounds Air offers flights from Westport Airport to Picton Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Picton. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Greymouth to Hokitika Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $12 - $30.

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