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Service Information:   Effective from: 01 Oct 18 - Direct bus/coach services between Christchurch and Kaikoura are operating. Combined bus/coach and ferry services between Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Hamilton or Auckland are operating
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'Click Book Go Bus Reservations'  from Christchurch

New Zealand national bus and coach routes and destinations - Click on map to enlargeWith 'Click Book Go' reservations, you can check online for cheap fares, timetable, seat availability and make instant confirmation reservations for bus and coach travel from Christchurch on New Zealand's largest national coach transportation network in association with InterCity Coachlines, Atomic Shuttles coast to coast services, Newmans Coachlines and Great Sights - with its premier scenic coach and sightseeing services, operating 70 daily services to over 200 towns, cities, skifields, national parks, major tourist attractions and destinations in the South Island and selected destinations in the North Island - all year round, including combined coach and train travel on the famous
TranzAlpine train.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and has the second largest urban area in New Zealand. Dubbed the Garden City - Christchurch, is the gateway to the Canterbury region and Mt Hutt ski and snowboarding field and enjoys the reputation of being the most English of New Zealand's cities, thanks to its many gracious parks and buildings and the tree-lined Avon River.

At the centre of the city is Cathedral Square, surrounding the Anglican cathedral, Christ Church. The area around this square and within the "four avenues" of Christchurch (Bealey Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue, Moorhouse Avenue and Deans Avenue is considered the central business district of the city.

Cathedral Square is a popular destination and hosts attractions such as the speakers' corner made famous by the Wizard of New Zealand, the international Buskers Festival and lots more. The central city includes the pedestrianised Cashel Street as Christchurch's urban mall and the unique Re Start container mall.

The Cultural Precinct provides a backdrop to a vibrant scene of ever-changing arts, cultural, and heritage attractions within an area of less than one square kilometre. Punting on the river is a favourite pastime during summer, with punts for hire at the old Antigua boatshed in the central city. The city has a lively café and cultural scene and is home to the country's largest community arts centre.

There are a range of half day to 7 day Christchurch sightseeing and scenic travel tours of the city and surrounding areas and from Christchurch to Queenstown, Kaikoura (for whale watching), Akaroa (for dolphin viewing and swimming) and to Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park where New Zealand's highest mountain - Aoraki/Mt Cook is located.

You can book a range of accommodation that is close to Christchurch inter-regional and long distance coach terminal.

With a range of fares from NZ$1.00, travelling on the South Island bus and coach services of InterCity Coachlines, Newmans Coachlines and Great Sights, is a great way to see New Zealand's diverse scenic beauty from Chriscchurch.

Travel is on modern eco-friendly, air conditioned coaches and buses featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests, with some long distance coach services having on board washroom/toilet facilities. All regional and long distance bus and coach services do stop regularly for optional refreshment and comfort breaks.

InterCity Coachlines and Newmans Coachlines operate regular daily regional and long distance bus and scenic coach services from Christchurch - to destinations in the South Island, with some regional and long distance bus and coach services connecting with Cook Strait ferry services that operate between Picton in the South Island and Wellington in the North Island.

InterCity Coachlines Christchurch to Blenheim and Picton coach services have GOLD seats - soft leather reclining chairs with head and foot rests and individual USB charging ports. 
These seats provide plenty of room to stretch your legs and lie back and relax. The best thing is, they don't cost a lot more than the regular fare!

Great Sights operates premier scenic coach and sightseeing services to major tourist destinations in the South Island from Christchurch to Tekapo (for Lake Tekapo), Mt Cook/Aoraki, Wanaka and Queenstown.

With a range of combined train and coach travel and fares, you can travel on the famous TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Nelson, Murchison, Westport, Punakaiki, Hokitika, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, with connecting scenic bus/coach services to Wanaka and Queenstown.

InterCity Coachlines operates the Starlighter overnight coach services between Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotorua, Taupo, Hamilton and Auckland connecting at Wellington with Cook Strait ferry services operating between Picton in the South Island and Wellington in the North Island. The Starlighter overnight services features reclining seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and makes two refreshment/comfort stops on route.

If travelling on a Cook Strait inter-island ferry service between Picton and Wellington, using the FareFinder located top left - type or select 'Picton' in the 'From' field and type or select 'Wellington Central' in the 'To' field as your destination.

For travel combined coach and inter-island ferry travel from Christchurch to Wellington, using the FareFinder - type or select 'Christchurch' in the 'From' field and type or select 'Wellington Central, Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton or Auckland Central' in the 'To' field, as your destination.

Christchurch International Airport pick up or drop off for InterCity coach services between Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Twizel, Wanaka and Queenstown and and Great Sights scenic coach services between Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook/Aoraki, Wanaka and Queenstown - select or type 'Christchurch Airport in the 'From' field or the 'To' field as your Christchurch airport pick up or drop off location. 

Reservations can be made for drop off options at Christchurch International Airport on northbound InterCity bus and coach services from Invercargill, Te Anau, Queenstown, Dunedin, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton to Christchurch and Newmans and Great Sights scenic coach services from Queenstown, Wanaka, Twizel, Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook/Aoraki - by typing or selecting in the FareFinder 'From' field your departure location and 'Christchurch Airport' in the 'To' field, as your drop off location. 

If you want to explore New Zealand from Christchurch, there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go' bus, scenic coach, ferry travel and sightseeing passes, where you can travel at your own pace, in any direction, on the networks of InterCity Coachlines, Newmans Coachlines,Great Sights and Cook Strait inter-island ferry services between the South and North Islands, giving you real value for money travel. 

After a day's travel, there is a range of
budget accommodation, backpacker hostels, motels, motor inns, apartment and hotel accommodation including 'Grab A Bed' offering special 'Internet' only prices to choose from.

If you are experiencing problems in making your reservation, would like one of our travel consultant's to make a reservation/s for you or assist you in your travel planning, please contact our friendly Travel Centre team for assistance.


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