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There are 3 ways to get from Oamaru to Waimate by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the bus from Oamaru to Waimate Christchurch - Dunedin

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Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Oamaru to Waimate 47.7 km

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Oamaru to Waimate 47.7 km

Oamaru to Waimate by bus

4 Weekly Buses
39 min Average Duration
$19 Cheapest Price
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Oamaru → Waimate
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Waimate is 0800 358 5453.

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The social distance requirement in Waimate is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Oamaru to Waimate is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oamaru to Waimate is to taxi which costs $190 - $240 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oamaru and arriving at Waimate. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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It is 41 km from Oamaru to Waimate. It is approximately 47.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Oamaru to Waimate without a car is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $19 - $35.

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The bus from Oamaru to Waimate takes 39 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Oamaru to Waimate bus services, operated by InterCity, depart from Oamaru station.

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Oamaru to Waimate bus services, operated by InterCity, arrive at Waimate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oamaru to Waimate is 48 km. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Oamaru to Waimate.

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There are two+ hotels available in Waimate. Prices start at $175 NZD per night.

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  • Distance: 41.1 km
  • Duration: 39 min

What companies run services between Oamaru, New Zealand and Waimate, New Zealand?

InterCity operates a bus from Oamaru to Waimate 4 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 39 min.

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Taxi from Oamaru to Waimate
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Whitestone Taxis
Phone
+64 3 434 1234

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