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Auckland to Christchurch

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1. Posted by dublin32 (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Has anyone travelled this directly and could give me an estimated travelling time without any unnecessary stop offs, Cheers

2. Posted by rborzillo (Budding Member 84 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

There are quite a few airlines flying this route as domestic travel in NZ has become a fierce competition. Air NZ and Qantas are your flagship carriers that fly this route, but Virgin Blue has begun NZ domestic flights...

Only about 1.5 hr flight...

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5236 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

By bus/ferry you could do it in under 24 hours: intercity night bus from Auckland to Wellington (19:50 - 06:50), then the ferry to Picton (08.25 - 11:35), and then the intercity bus to Christchurch (13:00 - 18:25).
Flying would probably work out more cheaply, though, and it's definitely faster.

4. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Pacific Blue has cheap flights between these 2 cities now, they've just recently started flying domestic routes in NZ. So if you're wanting to do it in as little time as possible (and as cheaply as possoble) then that would be the way to go! :)