Christchurch Transportation

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  • 1. getting around

    Rent a car is highly recommended in New Zealand, especially the South Island. Hertz and Europcar are the 2 market leaders. With Hertz, for the automatic compact group, usually they give you a Toyota...

  • 2. Getting There

    - If you want to start or end your NZ trip in Christchurch, or both, the most comfortable way of getting here is by chosing an airline that flies directly to Christchurch, and not via Auckland, check...

  • 3. Bus Exchange

    On 25 October the two temporary bus exchanges will merge into one single central bus exchange which will make connecting bus journeys easier and quicker. The new exchange will not be on the same site...


    Seriously, drivers in Christchurch are the worse in the world, they cut in front of you, they dont give way to you, they speed, there are boy racers, teenagers with altered cars who drive like stupid...

  • 5. Plane views 3

    It was the most wonderful sunset and it just kept on going and must have been about 30 minutes before the sky finally faded away to black. The entire...

  • 6. The Tram & Gondola Combo

    Update Feb. 2012Since the 22 February 2011 earthquake neither the tramway nor the gondola are operating.As the tramway in the city centre has been revived for...

  • 7. The Shuttle - free (yellow) bus in the city centre

    Update Feb. 2012As the central city is cordoned off since last year's earthquakes the yellow bus and my tip are not needed at the moment...When you a tired from...

  • 8. motorhomes

    I found Adventure motor homes to be better than Britz or maui (chaeper as well) . Make sure you have travel insurance which covers you hiring a car or motorhome...

  • 9. $10 all day ticket on the Red bus

    The red buses are the main public transport around christchurch and its suburbs. It cost $12.50 from the airport, but if you buy a $10 all day ticket you can...

  • 10. Free city shuttle

    Although Christchurch is not a big city, it still can be a slog getting around, especially if you're a bit weary from too much sight-seeing.Christchurch's free...

  • 11. Tranzalpine

    The most famous train ride in New Zealand is the Tranzalpine trip from Christchurch to Greymouth on the West Coast. Crossing the farm land of the Canterbury...

  • 12. Seven Dollar Bus & other cheap Ways to the Airport

    -Update March 2010Everything is getting more expensive, so the Five Dollar Bus has become the Seven Dollar Bus. Just updated this, the rest of the info stays...

  • 13. Finding somewhere to stay near the airport

    There are not many places to stay near the airport if you arrive on a late flight and don't want to have to get a taxi into the city.We stayed at the Highway...

  • 14. City Buses

    To save money while travelling around Christchurch (Including most of its outer suburbs) you can go to the Bus Exchange in the city centre and get a metro card...

  • 15. The Spectacular Train Trip on the TranzAlpine

    -Many people are interested in travelling on the TranzAlpine train. It is a spectacular trip from Christchurch to Greymouth or vice-versa. As the trip leads...

  • 16. Bus Transfers to and from the Railway Station

    If you do not want to invest $ 40 to 50 for a taxi after a trip on the TranzAlpine train you can use public transportation.If you want to travel to the city...

  • 17. Take a Hike!

    This town is what I would call "highly walkable". We decided that we should try walking as much as possible while we were here, and it proved to be the best...

  • 18. Tranz Alpine

    The Tranzalpine is the train to take for a ride through to Greymouth and the West Coast of the South Island. The trip is just over 220 kilometres long and takes...

  • 19. The Shuttle to Christchurch's Best Attractions

    This really is a great way to get to the attractions on the outskirts of Christchurch if you do not have a car.Though, after a new service is now passing at the...

  • 20. Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

    CHC airport is pretty simple and easy to navigate. We came in on a flight from Melbourne and had little trouble clearing customs, collecting our baggage and...

  • 21. Pennyfarth around town!

    I could not resist the opportunity to write a tip about penny farthing in Christchurch. Although I have not been able to find a place that rents the fun looking...

  • 22. Punting on the Avon River

    Although I would recommend this as a thing to do, and have written more extensively in that section, Punting is actually a mode of transportation around...

  • 23. Take a Tram

    Sometimes a great way to get started in a new city is to check out the city via tram. They normally go slow enough that you can get a feel for where you are,...

  • 24. Ride in a Hagglund!

    If you really want to experience an exhilarating ride of your life, then I would recommend getting the opportunity to get in a Hagglund. This Swedish designed...

  • 25. Long Distance Trains

    Unfortunately NZ is not well served by long distance trains. However out of Christchurch, the Tranz-Coastal to Picton and the Tranz Alpine service to Greymouth...

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