How To Get There

Transport To & Around Kaikoura

Travel by Bus

travel by busA local shuttle service operates around the Kaikoura district. Numerous shuttle, coach and train services operate to Kaikoura from Christchurch, Blenheim and Picton – available daily on a frequent timetable. Air travel can also be arranged to and from Kaikoura on a charter basis.




Intercity

Christchurch to Kaikora

We suggest you take the 4pm bus arriving at 6.40pm in time for dinner.

Christchurch  Kaikoura  4.00pm  6.40pm  Daily  NZ$ 33.00  NZ$ 22.00
– One way bus travel between Christchurch and Kaikoura only – For Whale Watch & Dolphin Swimming 
– This service is operated by InterCity Coachlines.
– For accommodation and activities in Kaikoura.

 

Kaikoura to Christchurch

We suggest the 12.35pm or head into town at 12 and get the later one at 3.28pm if you want to explore Kaikoura.

Departure City

Arrival City

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Frequency

Adult Fare

Child Fare

 Kaikoura  Christchurch  12.35pm  3.25pm  Daily  NZ$ 33.00  NZ$ 22.00
One way bus travel between Kaikoura and Christchurch only 
– This service is operated by InterCity Coachlines
– For accommodation and activities in Christchurch
– Christchurch is a hub for bus and coach services to TimaruOamaruDunedinInvercargillTe AnauLake TekapoTwizelMt CookWanaka andQueenstown.
 
 Kaikoura  Christchurch  3.50pm  6.25pm  Daily  NZ$ 33.00  NZ$ 22.00
One way bus travel between Kaikoura and Christchurch only 
– This service is operated by InterCity Coachlines
– For accommodation and activities in Christchurch
– Christchurch is a hub for bus and coach services to TimaruOamaruDunedinInvercargillTe AnauLake TekapoTwizelMt CookWanaka andQueenstown.
 
 Kaikoura  Christchurch  3.28pm  6.21pm  Daily  NZ$ 85.00  NZ$ 60.00
One way train travel between Kaikoura and Christchurch only 
– This service is operated by the Coastal Pacific train
– For accommodation and activities in Christchurch
– Christchurch is a hub for bus and coach services to TimaruOamaruDunedinInvercargillTe AnauLake TekapoTwizelMt CookWanaka andQueenstown
– There are no Student, Senior, Backpacker or Saver fares on this train service.
– This service does not operate on Christmas Day – 25 December 
– This train service will not operate from 6 May to 30 September 2013. Service will resume on 01 October 2013.

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Travel by Train

travel by trainChristchurch Train Timetables

Passenger train services from Christchurch

Christchurch to: Arrives Departs Frequency
Kaikoura 7:00 AM 6:21 PM Daily

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Map of Christchurch to Kaikoura


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