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Travel Services from Christchurch to South Island West Coast

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New Zealand national bus and coach routes and destinations map - Click to enlarge mapTravel between Christchurch and the South Island's West Coast, via Arthurs Pass through the most spectacular of the island's three alpine passes, with combined bus and train travel, to the West Coast destinations of  Greymouth, Hokitika, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Punakaiki and Westport.

You can travel this scenic route, on the famous TranzAlpine train and bus and scenic coach services of the national network of InterCity Coachlines, operating over 150 daily services to 500 towns, cities, major ski and snowboarding fields and major tourist destinations within New Zealand, with a range of affordable fares starting from NZ$1.00.

InterCity Coachlines operates a fleet of modern eco-friendly buses and coaches featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and are fully air conditioned for passenger comfort. InterCity buses and coaches do not have onboard toilet facilities but do stop regularly for refreshment and comfort breaks.

InterCity Coachlines operates the Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North, Wellington Starlighter overnight bus service, that connects with Cook Strait ferry services operating between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island.

InterCity Link provides regular bus services to smaller regional centres in association with local bus operators.

Using the FareFinder located on the left - you can search online for times, fares, seat availability and make instant confirmation reservations for all InterCity Coachlines bus and coach services through out New Zealand including combined bus and ferry travel between selected destinations in the North Island to selected destinations in the South Islands. All combined bus and ferry fares include bus and ferry travel.

When using the 'FareFinder', Newmans Coachlines is identified as 'NM', Great Sights is identified as 'GS', Intercity Coachlines is identified as 'IC' and Intercity Link is identified as 'IL'. 

With a range of 'Book As You Go' flexi bus and ferry passes, you can travel at your own pace on the InterCity Coachlines national bus and ferry travel network. All Passes are sold in blocks of travel 'Hours', travel 'Trips' or choose from a range of suggested pre-planned travel itineraries that allows you to travel on regular InterCity and Newmans bus travel or on any Great Sights sightseeing journeys or a mixture of both, in any direction as many times as your hours allow for up to 12 months from date of issue.