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

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Bus via Christchurch  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Timaru to Christchurch Christchurch - Dunedin / ...
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Bus Interchange to Greymouth

$38 - $68

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Bus West Coast Shuttle  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Timaru to Christchurch International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Christchurch Airport to Greymouth Christchurch to Greymouth

$64 - $68

Bus, train  •  8h 3m

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

$133 - $200

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Timaru to Greymouth 219.1 miles

$45 - $70

Bus, fly  •  6h 34m

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

$73 - $295

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The cheapest way to get from Timaru to Greymouth is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Timaru to Greymouth is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Timaru to Greymouth. However, there are services departing from Timaru and arriving at Greymouth via Christchurch Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 10m.

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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 7h 10m and costs $55 - $110.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m 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 45m.

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Timaru to Greymouth bus services, operated by Atomic Travel, arrive at Greymouth station.

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

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  • Distance: 135.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Timaru to Greymouth via Christchurch and Christchurch Bus Interchange in around 7h 10m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Christchurch to Hokitika
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Train operators
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Rolleston to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Timaru to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Timaru to Hornby
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Atomic Travel
Phone
03 349 0697
Email
info@atomictravel.co.nz
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Timaru to Christchurch Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch Bus Interchange to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Timaru to Christchurch International Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle

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

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There are 57+ hotels available in Greymouth. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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