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From Christchurch to Picton by train

07:00
Christchurch, Canterbury
13:15
Picton
6h 15m

From Christchurch to Picton by bus

07:00
Christchurch, Canterbury
12:55
Picton
5h 55m
07:00
Christchurch, Canterbury
12:55
Picton
5h 55m
13:55
Christchurch, Canterbury
19:50
Picton
5h 55m
13:55
Christchurch, Canterbury
19:50
Picton
5h 55m

Christchurch to Picton Schedule

Christchurch to Picton Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
New Zealand Rail First Class Seat 07:00 – 13:15NZD 159.02
InterCity Group Standard Double Decker 07:00 – 12:55NZD 83.60
InterCity Group Standard 13:55 – 19:50NZD 66.88

Popular Routes in New Zealand

How to get from Christchurch to Picton

When you want to get from Christchurch to Picton, 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 66.88.

How far is Christchurch from Picton?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Christchurch to Picton. Your trip will be a total of 211 miles (339 km). The flying distance is 184 miles (295 km).

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

The travel time from Christchurch to Picton can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 7 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Christchurch to Picton 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 66.88 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 Picton:

  • Bus tickets - NZD 67.00 to NZD 94.00;
  • Train tickets - NZD 159.00 to NZD 159.00;

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

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 Picton 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 Picton

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

  • 1000 users enjoyed a train ride.