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From Christchurch to Queenstown Otago by bus

Christchurch, Canterbury
Queenstown, Queenstown Otago
8h 10m

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How to get from Christchurch to Queenstown Otago

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

  • Bus

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 Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about NZD 110,000.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as NZD 110,000.00.

How far is Christchurch from Queenstown Otago?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Christchurch to Queenstown Otago. Your trip will be a total of 255 miles (409 km). The flying distance is 294 miles (472 km).

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

The travel time from Christchurch to Queenstown Otago can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 9 to 9 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Christchurch to Queenstown Otago 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 110,000.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as NZD 110,000.00.

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

  • Bus tickets - NZD 110,000.00 to NZD 110,000.00;

How many trips per day are there between Christchurch and Queenstown Otago?

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 08:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 08:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Canterbury to Queenstown Otago 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 to Queenstown Otago

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Christchurch to Queenstown Otago? 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 decided to go for a bus.