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From Queenstown to Canterbury by bus

Queenstown, Queenstown Otago
Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
12h 10m
Queenstown, Queenstown Otago
Christchurch, Canterbury
11h 50m
Queenstown, Queenstown Otago
Christchurch Airport, Canterbury
7h 55m
Queenstown, Queenstown Otago
Christchurch, Canterbury
8h 40m

Queenstown to Christchurch Schedule

Queenstown to Christchurch Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Express 07:30 – 19:40NZD 281.12
InterCity Group Standard 08:05 – 16:00NZD 87.79

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How to get from Queenstown to Christchurch?

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

  • Bus

How far is Queenstown from Christchurch?

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

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

The travel time from Queenstown to Christchurch takes 13 hours in media.

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

To get from Queenstown to Christchurch prepare to shell out about NZD 87.78 for your ticket.

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

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

Useful tips for travel from Queenstown to Christchurch

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 Queenstown to Christchurch?

Up to now, 566 booked bus tickets from Queenstown to Christchurch through our service. You can check reviews above.