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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Atomic Travel  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Kaikoura to Christchurch Christchurch - Picton
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Greymouth

$39 - $71

3 alternative options

Bus West Coast Shuttle  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaikoura to Christchurch Christchurch - Picton
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Hospital to Greymouth

$52 - $71

Train  •  8 h 47 min

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

$130 - $190

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Kaikoura to Greymouth 206.3 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Kaikoura to Greymouth is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kaikoura to Greymouth is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Kaikoura and Greymouth is 203 km. The road distance is 330.1 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h to get from Kaikoura to Greymouth, including transfers.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Kaikoura to Greymouth. However, there are services departing from Kaikoura and arriving at Greymouth via Christchurch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 47 min.

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What companies run services between Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand and Greymouth, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Kaikoura to Greymouth via Christchurch in around 8 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kaikoura to Greymouth via Christchurch in around 8 h 47 min.

Train operators
KiwiRail Coastal Pacific
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Train from Christchurch to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Christchurch to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Atomic Travel
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle
Website
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Hospital to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz

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