There are 4 ways to get from Westport to Christchurch by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Westport Caltex to Greymouth Nelson - Greymouth
  2. Take the bus from Greymouth to Christchurch

$35 - $64

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Bus, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Westport Caltex to Greymouth Nelson - Greymouth
  2. Take the train from Greymouth to Christchurch Christchurch - Greymouth / ...

$140 - $204

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Westport to Christchurch 215.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Westport (WSZ) to Christchurch (CHC) WSZ - CHC

$89 - $332

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No, there is no direct bus from Westport to Christchurch. However, there are services departing from Westport Caltex and arriving at Christchurch via Greymouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 21 min.

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The distance between Westport and Christchurch is 215 km. The road distance is 345.2 km.

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The best way to get from Westport to Christchurch without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to get from Westport to Christchurch, including transfers.

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Westport to Christchurch bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Westport Caltex station.

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The best way to get from Westport to Christchurch is to bus which takes 7 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 37 min.

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There is no direct flight from Westport Airport to Christchurch Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Westport to Christchurch bus services, operated by Atomic Travel, arrive at Christchurch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Westport to Christchurch is 345 km. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from Westport to Christchurch.

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Air New Zealand and Sounds Air offer flights from Westport Airport to Christchurch Airport.

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Map of how to get from Westport to Christchurch.
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  • Distance: 134.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 21 min

What companies run services between Westport, New Zealand and Christchurch, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Westport to Christchurch via Greymouth and Greymouth in around 7 h 21 min. Alternatively, Sounds Air, Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly from Westport to Christchurch every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington, Nelson
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $320
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington, New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington, Blenheim
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $300
Train operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
KiwiRail TranzAlpine
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Atomic Travel
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Schedules at
atomictravel.co.nz
West Coast Shuttle
Website
westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Christchurch Hospital
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz

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There are 489+ hotels available in Christchurch. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Westport to Westport Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs .

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