Christchurch to Greymouth

Christchurch to Greymouth

 

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Transportation from Christchurch to Greymouth

How to get from Christchurch to Greymouth

Travelling between Christchurch and Greymouth is possible by Flight and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you NZD 203.98 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere NZD 69.29.

How long does it take to get from Christchurch to Greymouth?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 5 hours to travel between Christchurch and Greymouth depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Christchurch and Greymouth. Flight will bring you to your destination in 45m. Train does a much slower job and take about 4h 50m to reach Greymouth.

How much does it cost to get from Christchurch to Greymouth?

Travelling between Christchurch and Greymouth can be as cheap as NZD 69.29 if you opt for a Air New Zealand flight and as expensive as NZD 203.98 if you buy a TranzAlpine Train ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Christchurch and Greymouth ?

  • 1 from Christchurch to Greymouth starting from 08:30 Hokitika Airfield until 16:25 Hokitika Airfield
  • 1 from Christchurch to Greymouth starting from 08:15 Greymouth until 08:15 Greymouth

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Christchurch to Greymouth.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Christchurch to Greymouth, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as NZD 68.49.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Christchurch and Greymouth

Air New Zealand

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Christchurch to Greymouth?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% decided to fly