Transport

Travelling to and from Timaru

Timaru, in South Canterbury, is just two hours’ drive from Christchurch – and a direct flight from the country’s capital Wellington.

Bus

You can get here by bus or coach. There are services to and from Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown.

Fly

You can fly to Timaru from the country’s main centres and many of the South Island’s regional centres. Our domestic airport is about eight kilometres north of Timaru township.

Drive

We’re an easy drive along the State Highway to Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin. Timaru is also en route to the MacKenzie Country and Aoraki Mt Cook. 

General visitor info

For more information on travelling to and from Timaru and the best routes to take, drop in to the Timaru Information Centre, the visitor centre opposite the train station.

Go there for maps, transport bookings and internet access.

Timaru Information Centre
2 George Street, Timaru

8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
10.00am – 3.00pm, Saturday to Sunday

03 688 44 52 
timaruinfo@teana.co.nz

Geraldine Visitor Centre 

Kiwi Country Complex
Cnr Waihi Tce & Jollie St
Geraldine 7930
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 693 1101
Fax: +64 3 693 7127

geraldineinfocentre@kiwicountry.co.nz

Temuka Information Centre 

72 - 74 King St, Temuka
Tel: +64 3 687 7591
Fax: + 64 3 615 9538