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Duration 2h 55m
Distance 151 km
Average price $130
Nearby airports 5 found

Closest airports to Kaikōura

The nearest airport to Kaikōura is Blenheim (BHE). However, there are better options for getting to Kaikōura. KiwiRail operates a train from Christchurch to Kaikoura 4 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 2h 50m. Alternatively, InterCity operates a bus from Blenheim to Kaikoura twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

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Wellington (WLG)

  1. Wellington
  2. Picton
  3. Kaikōura
5h 36m
$97 - $143
Other nearby airports

Christchurch (CHC)

  1. Christchurch
  2. Kaikōura
4h 3m
$79 - $99

Nelson (NSN)

  1. Nelson Airport
  2. Takaka
  3. Brown Hut
  4. Nelson
  5. Blenheim
  6. Kaikōura
15h 22m
$201 - $275

Blenheim (BHE)

  1. Blenheim
  2. Kaikōura
2h 55m
$41 - $68

Palmerston (PMR)

  1. Palmerston North
  2. Wellington
  3. Picton
  4. Kaikōura
10h 6m
$129 - $181

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling to Kaikōura, Canterbury, New Zealand? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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The nearest airport to Kaikōura is Blenheim (BHE) Airport which is 99.7 km away. Other nearby airports include Nelson (NSN) (127.9 km), Wellington (WLG) (151.5 km) and Christchurch (CHC) (152.5 km).

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It takes 5h 36m to get from Kaikōura to Wellington (WLG) Airport.

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We recommend flying to Wellington (WLG) Airport, which is 151.5 km away from Kaikōura. The car ferry and drive from Wellington (WLG) to Kaikōura takes 5h 36m.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Kaikōura. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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