Hokitika Airport is 1.5km east of the town centre. Air New Zealand (www.airnewzealand.com) has two flights most days to/from Christchurch.
One InterCity/Naked Bus service leaves from the Kiwi Centre on Tancred St, then outside the i-SITE, daily for Greymouth (around $15, 45 minutes) and Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers (from $29, two to 2½ hours). For Nelson (from $42, seven hours), change buses in Greymouth. For Christchurch, bus to Greymouth and take the TranzAlpine.