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Christchurch & Canterbury

Getting there & around

Christchurch has an international airport serviced by several domestic airlines flying to key destinations around NZ.

Bus and shuttle operators scurry along the east coast, connecting Canterbury’s coastal (and near-coastal) settlements with northern destinations such as Picton and Nelson, and southern towns like Dunedin. Operators connect Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass, the West Coast and Mt Cook.

Rail options for east-coast and coast-to-coast travel are provided by Tranz Scenic; its TranzAlpine service connects Christchurch and Greymouth, and TranzCoastal trains chug north to Picton, with connections to the North Island.