with its 8 unique geographical regions and diverse natural beauty, from
soaring mountain peaks of the Southern Alps, fiords, glaciers, lakes,
mighty rivers, native alpine bush and the southern skifields of New
Zealand's South Island - by bus and coach from Christchurch by clicking
on the destination you would like to travel too on the left or on the
route map located on the right..
With the regional and national bus and coach travel networks of
Newmans Coachlines and
Great Sights operating over 80 daily
services, you can travel to over 300 cities, towns, skifields and major
tourist destinations and attractions in the South Island.
With fares starting from NZ$1.00 - travelling on
InterCity Coachlines and Naked Bus bus
and coach travel networks is an affordable way to see the South Island's
Major coach and bus operators like InterCity Coachlines and Naked Bus
operate daily regional services in the South Island, with some regional
and long distance services connecting with
Cook Strait ferry services
operating between the South and North Islands.
InterCity Coachlines operates a fleet of modern, eco-friendly air conditioned buses
and coaches with reclining seats with head and foot rests. InterCity
buses do not have onboard toilet/washroom facilities but do stop
regularly for comfort and refreshments on route.
All long distance and regional bus and coach services do stop regularly
for comfort and refreshment breaks.
Great Sights and Newmans Coachlines operate premier
tourist sightseeing services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air
conditioned coaches that have reclining seats with foot and head rests
and onboard toilet/washroom facilities.
InterCity Coachlines operates the
overnight coach services between Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotoura,
Hamilton and Auckland, connecting with
Cook Strait ferry services
operating between Picton in the South Island and Wellington in the North
Starlighter service 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. The Starlighter overnight bus/coach services have
the GOLD seats - soft
leather reclining seats with head and foot rests complete with
individual USB charging ports located on the lower deck for stress
These seats provide plenty of room to stretch your legs, lie back and
relax and log onto the onboard wifi. The best thing is, these seats don't cost a lot
more than the regular fare!
There is combined train and scenic bus travel and fares, the includes
travel on the famous TranzAlpine train, from
Fox Glacier and
You can travel from Christchurch to
Paihia/Bay of Islands, Kerikeri and Kaitaia using
combined bus and ferry travel, that includes both bus and ferry travel in
one fare and ticket.
You can make reservations from Christchurch International Airport for
services to and from Christchurch to Queenstown, Mt Cook, Dunedin,
Invercargill, Te Anau or Wanaka.
If you want to explore and see New Zealand's scenic beauty - there
is a range of
'Book As You Go' flexi bus and ferry passes
offering value for money travel.
You can use your 'Book As You Go' flexi bus and ferry pass, to travel
through out New Zealand on New Zealand's largest regional and national
bus, coach, scenic coach, ferry and sightseeing network, that includes
Cook Strait ferry sailings between the North and South Islands,
sightseeing tours - like dolphin watching cruises in the Bay of Islands
and lots more.
Travel is discounted, so you will be saving money, as you travel
plus it gives you total freedom to alter your plans whenever you want.
Set your own itinerary and travel when you want, as your 'Book As
You Go' flexi bus and ferry pass is valid for 12 months so you can stay
a while then leave when you please.
If you have any questions, would like one of our travel consultant's to make a reservation for you
or if we can be of any assistance in planning your travel,
please do not hesitate to contact
Travel Centre team.