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From Christchurch Airport to Queenstown Otago by bus

Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
Queenstown, Queenstown Otago
9h 25m

From Christchurch to Queenstown Otago by bus

Christchurch, Canterbury
Queenstown, Queenstown Otago
Christchurch, Canterbury
Queenstown, Queenstown Otago
8h 40m

From Hornby to Queenstown Otago by bus

Hornby, Canterbury
Frankton Bus Interchange, Queenstown Otago
7h 35m

Christchurch to Queenstown Schedule

Christchurch to Queenstown Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Standard 07:30 – 16:55NZD 87.78
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 342 miles (550 km).
The flying distance is 293 miles (471 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 Christchurch 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?

Up to now, 560 booked bus tickets from Christchurch to Queenstown through our service. You can check reviews above.