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From Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Dunedin (DUD) by flight

#NZ5741
06:40
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
07:45
DUD Dunedin Airport
1h 5m
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06:55
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
08:00
DUD Dunedin Airport
1h 5m
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#NZ5743
08:30
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
09:35
DUD Dunedin Airport
1h 5m
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#NZ8743
08:30
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
09:35
DUD Dunedin Airport
1h 5m
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#NZ5749
11:45
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
12:50
DUD Dunedin Airport
1h 5m
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#NZ5449
12:15
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
13:20
DUD Dunedin Airport
1h 5m
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#NZ5457
13:05
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
14:10
DUD Dunedin Airport
1h 5m
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#NZ5751
13:50
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
14:55
DUD Dunedin Airport
1h 5m
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#NZ5755
15:55
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
17:00
DUD Dunedin Airport
1h 5m
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#NZ5753
17:00
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
18:05
DUD Dunedin Airport
1h 5m
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#NZ5757
18:00
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
19:05
DUD Dunedin Airport
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#NZ5759
19:15
CHC Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
20:20
DUD Dunedin Airport
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From Christchurch to Dunedin by bus

07:45
Christchurch, Canterbury
13:30
Dunedin
5h 45m
14:00
Christchurch, Canterbury
19:50
Dunedin
5h 50m
14:00
Christchurch, Canterbury
19:50
Dunedin
5h 50m
17:15
Christchurch, Canterbury
23:05
Dunedin
5h 50m

From Hornby to Dunedin by bus

14:25
Hornby, Canterbury
19:50
Dunedin
5h 25m

Christchurch Airport to Dunedin Schedule

Christchurch Airport to Dunedin Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ574106:40 – 07:45NZD 176,348.65
InterCity Group Standard 07:45 – 13:30NZD 61.67
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ574308:30 – 09:35NZD 176,348.65
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ574911:45 – 12:50NZD 176,348.65
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ544912:15 – 13:20NZD 176,348.65
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ575515:55 – 17:00NZD 176,348.65
InterCity Group Premium Double Decker 14:00 – 19:50NZD 72.11
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ575317:00 – 18:05NZD 176,348.65
InterCity Group Standard 17:15 – 23:05NZD 63.75
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ575718:00 – 19:05NZD 176,348.65

Popular Routes in New Zealand

How to get from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin

When you want to get from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about NZD 176,309.15. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as NZD 53.31.

How far is Christchurch Airport from Dunedin?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin. Your trip will be a total of 182 miles (292 km). The flying distance is 219 miles (351 km).

How long does it take to get from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin?

The travel time from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 6 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin?

The cost of the trip from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is InterCity Group: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as NZD 53.31 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as NZD 176,309.15.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin:

  • Bus tickets - NZD 53.00 to NZD 72.00;
  • Plane tickets - NZD 176,309.00 to NZD 176,309.00;

How many trips per day are there between Christchurch Airport and Dunedin?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Canterbury to Dunedin depart during the day - there are approximately 11 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 17:15. There are 9 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Canterbury to Dunedin. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is NZD 176,309.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Canterbury to Dunedin
Air New Zealand

Buses

Taking a bus from Canterbury to Dunedin is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Christchurch Airport to Dunedin? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.