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Duration 15 min
Distance 144 km
Average price $110
Nearby airports 5 found

Closest airports to Timaru

The nearest airport to Timaru is Timaru (TIU). However, there are better options for getting to Timaru. InterCity operates a bus from Christchurch to Timaru once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Atomic Travel also services this route once daily.

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Christchurch (CHC)

  1. Christchurch
  2. Timaru
4h 8m
$33 - $50
Other nearby airports

Timaru (TIU)

  1. Timaru (TIU)
  2. Timaru
15 min
$45 - $60

Queenstown (ZQN)

  1. Frankton Bus Interchange
  2. Twizel
  3. Timaru
5h 59m
$85 - $130

Dunedin (DUD)

  1. Dunedin Airport
  2. Timaru
4h 20m
Cheapest
$30 - $50

Nelson (NSN)

  1. Nelson Airport
  2. Takaka
  3. Brown Hut
  4. Nelson
  5. Picton
  6. Christchurch
  7. Timaru
23h 47m
$246 - $345

Important airports for Timaru

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling to Timaru, 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 Timaru is Timaru (TIU) Airport which is 10.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Christchurch (CHC) (144.3 km) and Dunedin (DUD) (188.9 km).

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It takes 4h 8m to get from Timaru to Christchurch (CHC) Airport.

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We recommend flying to Christchurch (CHC) Airport, which is 144.3 km away from Timaru. The bus from Christchurch (CHC) to Timaru takes 4h 8m.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Timaru. Prices start at $175 NZD per night.

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