From Picton to Christchurch by Trains

Recommended
14:15
Picton
6h 15m ride in train, First Class seat
5
20:30
Christchurch, Canterbury

From Picton to Christchurch by Buses

InterCity Group
Recommended
07:00
Picton
6h 10m bus ride in Standard
13:10
Christchurch, Canterbury
InterCity Group
07:00
Picton
6h 10m bus ride in Premium
13:10
Christchurch, Canterbury
InterCity Group
Recommended Fastest
13:35
Picton
6h 5m bus ride in Standard Double Decker
19:40
Christchurch, Canterbury
InterCity Group
Fastest
13:35
Picton
6h 5m bus ride in Premium
19:40
Christchurch, Canterbury

Picton to Christchurch Schedule

Picton to Christchurch Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Premium 07:00 - 13:10NZD 94.06
InterCity Group Standard Double Decker 13:35 - 19:40NZD 66.88
New Zealand Rail First Class seat 14:15 - 20:30NZD 159.02

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How to get from Picton to Christchurch

When you want to get from Picton to Christchurch, 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 Picton from Christchurch?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Picton to Christchurch. 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 Picton to Christchurch?

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

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

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

  • 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 Picton and Christchurch?

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 13:35. 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 Picton to Canterbury 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 Picton to Christchurch

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

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