From Christchurch to Queenstown by Buses

InterCity Group
Christchurch, Canterbury
11h bus ride in Express
Queenstown, Queenstown Otago
InterCity Group
Christchurch, Canterbury
8h 40m bus ride in Standard
Queenstown, Queenstown Otago

From Christchurch Airport to Queenstown by Buses

InterCity Group
Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
9h 25m bus ride in Standard
Queenstown, Queenstown Otago

From Hornby to Queenstown by Buses

InterCity Group
Hornby, Canterbury
7h 35m bus ride in Standard
Frankton Bus Interchange, Queenstown Otago

Christchurch to Queenstown Schedule

Christchurch to Queenstown Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Express 07:30 - 18:30NZD 86.75
InterCity Group Standard 08:00 - 16:40NZD 87.78

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How to get from Christchurch to Queenstown?

When you want to get from Christchurch to Queenstown, your choices are limited. There is only one option we offer for this route:

  • Bus

How far is Christchurch from Queenstown?

The overland distance from Christchurch to Queenstown is 301 miles (484 km).
The flying distance is 294 miles (473 km).

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

The travel time from Christchurch to Queenstown takes 11 hours in media.

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

To get from Christchurch to Queenstown prepare to shell out about NZD 86.75 for your ticket.

How many trips per day are there from Christchurch to Queenstown?

Buses from Canterbury to Queenstown Otago ride 4 times a day.

Useful tips for travel from Christchurch to Queenstown

While bus is the only option we offer for this route, these simple tips and recommendations will help enhance your travel experience.


Things to remember before buying your bus ticket:

  • 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.

Do many travellers take bus from Christchurch to Queenstown?

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