There are 6 ways to get from Westport to Christchurch by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  7 h 21 min

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

$37 - $65

5 alternative options

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 / ...

$141 - $215

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Westport to Christchurch 215.7 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Nelson, fly  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Westport Caltex to Stoke
  2. Fly from Nelson (NSN) to Christchurch (CHC) NSN - CHC

$88 - $288

Bus to Hokitika, fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Westport Caltex to Greymouth
  2. Fly from Hokitika (HKK) to Christchurch (CHC) HKK - CHC

$83 - $299

Fly from Westport  •  3 h 22 min

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

$90 - $333

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Westport to Christchurch is to bus which costs $50 - $95 and takes 7 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Westport to Christchurch is to fly which costs $130 - $490 and takes 3 h 22 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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It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to get from Westport to Christchurch, including transfers.

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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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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 2 hours.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Nelson to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Nelson to Christchurch via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Hokitika to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington, Nelson
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $320
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington, Palmerston
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington, Napier
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Westport to Christchurch via Wellington, New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
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
$140 - $190
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Westport Caltex to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Westport Caltex to Stoke
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Atomic Travel
Website
atomictravel.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
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
$38
Schedules at
westcoastshuttle.co.nz

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