There are 5 ways to get from Timaru to Greymouth by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus West Coast Shuttle  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Timaru to Hornby Christchurch - Dunedin / ...
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Greymouth

$50 - $82

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Bus, train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Timaru to Hornby Christchurch - Dunedin / ...
  2. Take the train from Rolleston to Greymouth TranzAlpine

$133 - $200

Bus Atomic Travel  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Timaru to Christchurch Christchurch - Dunedin / ...
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch to Moana

$56 - $82

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Timaru to Greymouth 219.1 miles

$45 - $70

Bus, fly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Timaru to Hornby
  2. Fly from Christchurch (CHC) to Hokitika (HKK) CHC - HKK

$81 - $315

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Timaru to Greymouth. However, there are services departing from Timaru and arriving at Greymouth via Main South Rd near Carmen Rd and Christchurch Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 6 min.

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The distance between Timaru and Greymouth is 217 km. The road distance is 350.6 km.

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The best way to get from Timaru to Greymouth without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Timaru to Greymouth, including transfers.

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Timaru to Greymouth bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Timaru station.

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The quickest flight from Christchurch Airport to Hokitika Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Timaru to Greymouth bus services, operated by West Coast Shuttle, arrive at Greymouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Timaru to Greymouth is 351 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Timaru to Greymouth.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Christchurch Airport to Hokitika Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Greymouth. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Timaru to Greymouth.
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  • Distance: 135.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

What companies run services between Timaru, New Zealand and Greymouth, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Timaru to Greymouth via Hornby, Main South Rd near Carmen Rd, Christchurch International Airport, and Christchurch Airport in around 7 h 6 min.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Train operators
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Rolleston to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Timaru to Hornby
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Timaru to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle
Website
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Airport to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Atomic Travel
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Moana
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz

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