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Duration 53 min
Distance 158 km
Average price $80
Nearby airports 5 found

Closest airports to South Island

The nearest airport to South Island is Hokitika (HKK). However, there are better options for getting to South Island. KiwiRail TranzAlpine operates a train from Christchurch to Greymouth once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 4h 50m. Alternatively, InterCity operates a bus from Nelson to Greymouth 3 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 6h.

Recommended airport

Christchurch (CHC)

  1. Christchurch
  2. Greymouth
6h 3m
$113 - $174
Other nearby airports

Nelson (NSN)

  1. Nelson
  2. Greymouth
7h 15m
$40 - $60

Queenstown (ZQN)

  1. Frankton Bus Interchange
  2. Christchurch
  3. Greymouth
14h 35m
$95 - $135

Blenheim (BHE)

  1. Woodbourne
  2. Nelson
  3. Greymouth
8h 40m
$64 - $97

Hokitika (HKK)

  1. Hokitika i-SITE
  2. Greymouth
53 min
$5 - $8

Important airports for Greymouth

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling to South Island, West Coast, 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 South Island is Hokitika (HKK) Airport which is 31.9 km away. Other nearby airports include Christchurch (CHC) (136 km).

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It takes 6h 3m to get from Greymouth to Christchurch (CHC) Airport.

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We recommend flying to Christchurch (CHC) Airport, which is 158.3 km away from Greymouth. The train from Christchurch (CHC) to Greymouth takes 6h 3m.

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There are one+ hotels available in South Island. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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