From Christchurch to Blenheim by Trains

Recommended
07:00
Christchurch, Canterbury
5h 43m ride in train, First Class seat
12:43
Blenheim, Marlborough

From Christchurch to Blenheim by Buses

InterCity Group
Recommended
07:00
Christchurch, Canterbury
5h 25m bus ride in Standard Double Decker
12:25
Blenheim
InterCity Group
07:00
Christchurch, Canterbury
5h 25m bus ride in Premium
12:25
Blenheim
InterCity Group
Recommended Fastest
13:55
Christchurch, Canterbury
3h 25m bus ride in Standard
17:20
Blenheim
InterCity Group
13:55
Christchurch, Canterbury
5h 25m bus ride in Premium
19:20
Blenheim

Christchurch to Blenheim Schedule

Christchurch to Blenheim Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Standard Double Decker 07:00 - 12:25NZD 80.48
New Zealand Rail First Class seat 07:00 - 12:43NZD 159.02
InterCity Group Standard 13:55 - 17:20NZD 65.85

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How to get from Christchurch to Blenheim

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

  • Bus
  • Train

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

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about NZD 159.01. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as NZD 65.85.

How far is Christchurch from Blenheim?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Christchurch to Blenheim. Your trip will be a total of 194 miles (311 km). The flying distance is 170 miles (272 km).

How long does it take to get from Christchurch to Blenheim?

The travel time from Christchurch to Blenheim can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 6 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Christchurch to Blenheim?

The cost of the trip from Christchurch to Blenheim 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 65.85 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a train - a one-way train ticket can cost as much as NZD 159.01.

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

  • Bus tickets - NZD 66.00 to NZD 90.00;
  • Train tickets - NZD 159.00 to NZD 159.00;

How many trips per day are there between Christchurch and Blenheim?

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 13:55. There are 4 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Canterbury to Marlborough 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.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Christchurch to Blenheim

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Christchurch to Blenheim? 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:

  • 500 decided to go for a bus.
  • 500 users enjoyed a train ride.