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Atomic Shuttles - Coast to Coast Travel Services

Travel from the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea coasts of New Zealand's South Island, with Atomic Shuttles bus service between Christchurch and the West Coast via Arthurs Pass - the most spectacular of the Southern Alps three alpine passes. The lure of gold ensured the building of this unique road through the most unlikely of terrains, overcoming seemingly insurmountable engineering obstacles.

Your travel journey passes through a rapidly changing landscape rich in natural unspoiled beauty, as you cross the Canterbury Plains, the rugged alpine rocks of the Castle Hill basin, the native alpine bush of Arthurs Pass located in the Southern Alps to the alpine rain forests of the South Island's west coast.

Your coach travels daily between Christchurch and the West Coast, transporting you in air conditioned comfort and safety. Travel commentaries and photo stops (where possible) are included.
 

 


Arthurs Pass Summit


Otira Gorge
Timetable (Effective: 01 Oct 16)
To the West Coast To Christchurch
From Time Fare (NZ$)     From Time Fare (NZ$)  
Christchurch 8.30am     Westport # 11.00am $80.00 Online Reservations
Darfield 9.05am $30.00 Online Reservations   Punakaiki # 12.25pm $65.00 Online Reservations
Sheffield 9.15am $30.00 Online Reservations   Fox Glacier # 8.30am $100.00 Online Reservations
Springfield 9.20am $30.00 Online Reservations   Franz Josef # 9.15am $95.00 Online Reservations
Porter Heights 9.40am $40.00 Online Reservations   Hokitika # 12.30pm $65.00 Online Reservations
Castle Hill 9.45am $40.00 Online Reservations   Kumara Jnc # 12.50pm $65.00 Online Reservations
Craigieburn 9.55am $40.00 Online Reservations   Greymouth 1.30pm $50.00 Online Reservations
Cass 10.05am $40.00 Online Reservations   Moana 1.55pm $50.00 Online Reservations
Bealey 10.22am $40.00 Online Reservations   Jacksons 2.20pm $50.00 Online Reservations
Arthurs Pass* 10.30am $40.00 Online Reservations   Otira 2.35pm $50.00 Online Reservations
Otira 11.20am $50.00 Online Reservations   Arthurs Pass* 3.05pm $40.00 Online Reservations
Jacksons 11.30am $50.00 Online Reservations   Bealey 3.15pm $40.00 Online Reservations
Moana 11.45pm $50.00 Online Reservations   Cass 3.25pm $40.00 Online Reservations
Greymouth 12.30pm $50.00 Online Reservations   Craigieburn 3.32pm $40.00 Online Reservations
Kumara Jnc # 1.40pm $65.00 Online Reservations   Castle Hill 3.40pm $40.00 Online Reservations
Hokitika # 2.50pm $65.00 Online Reservations   Porter Heights 3.45pm $40.00 Online Reservations
Franz Josef # 5.05pm $95.00 Online Reservations   Springfield 4.05pm $30.00 Online Reservations
Fox Glacier # 5.40pm $100.00 Online Reservations   Sheffield 4.10am $30.00 Online Reservations
Punakaiki # 2.15pm $65.00 Online Reservations   Darfield 4.20pm $30.00 Online Reservations
Westport # 3.40pm $80.00 Online Reservations   Christchurch 5.15pm  
* Refreshment Stop
# Bus/Coach change at Greymouth
* Refreshment Stop
# Bus/Coach change at Greymouth
Christchurch Departure:
Christchurch Bus Exchange - 662 Colombo Street
(Corner of Colombo and Litchfield Streets
)
Greymouth Departure:
Visitor Information Centre - Railway Station
* Fares in NZ$/NZD
* Fares and times are effective from 1 October 2016 and may change without notice
* Children 3 years and older are charged the adult fare if they require a seat. Babies and infants (less than 3 years old) travel free, provided infants do not take a seat and if sits on adults lap. One infant per adult, carried on the lap.
* Christchurch Airport pick up and/or drop off is available for NZ$10.00 per person per pick up and drop off.
* Christchurch Airport pickup: 6.40am and Christchurch Airport drop off 6.00pm. Pick up/Drop Off reservations are necessary.