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Wellington to Christchurch Bus and Ferry Travel Services
  Travel by an inter-island ferry and inter-city bus/coach or train, from Wellington to Christchurch, by choosing from below range of scenic travel touring options, that allows you to make one payment and travel on one ticket.

Your scenic travel journey from Wellington to Christchurch, is by an inter-island ferry from Wellington to Picton, for a 92 km, three hour spectacular cruise, as you sail from Wellington, which has one of the most picturesque harbours in the world, crossing Cook Strait that separates the North and South Islands before entering the magnificent Marlborough Sounds - a collection of sea-drowned sparsely populated, steep wooded hill valleys with small quiet bays, being a natural scenic wonder, to Picton, located in a sheltered marine harbour. From Picton you board your inter-city bus/coach to Kaikoura and Christchurch.

Accommodation at compulsory stops is within short walking distance to bus stops/terminals. Accommodation is additional to your fare.

A minimum of 2 days of travel is required.

For accommodation, sightseeing tours and attractions in Christchurch, click on the below Christchurch link.

If you experience problems in making your reservation or would like one of our travel consultant's to make a reservation/s for you, please contact our Travel Centre team.
  Travel Option 1          
  Wellington to Departs Arrives Frequency Travel Information Operated by
Blenheim 9.00am 1.30pm Daily combined ferry/bus service InterCity / Interislander
Accommodation is required in Blenheim for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Blenheim Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Blenheim to          
Christchurch 8.05am 3.50pm Daily GOLD Seat Service InterCity Coachlines
  Fares and Reservations ONLINE FARES/RESERVATIONS
You can use a Flexipass bus and ferry pass for the above travel

  Travel Option 2          
  Wellington to Departs Arrives Frequency Travel Information Operated by
  Nelson 9.00am 3.15pm Daily combined bus/ferry/bus service InterCity / Interislander
Accommodation is required in Nelson for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Nelson Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Nelson to          
  Christchurch 8.20am 4.20pm Daily   InterCity Coachlines
  Fares and Reservations ONLINE FARES/RESERVATIONS
You can use a Flexipass bus and ferry pass for the above travel

  Travel Option 3          
  Wellington to Departs Arrives Frequency Travel Information Operated by
  Nelson 9.00am 3.15pm Daily combined ferry/bus service InterCity / Interislander
Accommodation is required in Nelson for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Nelson Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Nelson to          
Christchurch 7.15am 6.05pm Daily combined bus and train service - via Greymouth TranzAlpine TrainInterCity
  Fares and Reservations ONLINE FARES/RESERVATIONS  
You can use a Flexipass bus and ferry pass for the above travel except for the TranzAlpine train which is additional fare to the pass

Important Information 

The above times are for guidance only and may change with out notice
Click on ONLINE FARES/RESERVATIONS for online times, fares, seat availability and instant confirmation reservations for the above and other travel destinations.
While every effort is made to make sure that  information contained on is reservation system is correct - the licenced operator of this information reservation system and representatives of
 Global Help will not be held responsible for any errors caused by any transport operator/s contained on this information reservation system in regards to booking of any reservation, injury,
death, service disruption, timetable change/s, fares, lost baggage or booking/amendment/cancellation/refunds concerning an special or 'Advance Purchase' fare/s.
Travel on any transport operator/s contained on this information reservation system is subject to the Conditions of Carriage/Service of the transport operator being travelled on.

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