Bus to Nelson

Nakedbus.com operates daily bus services to Nelson from all major towns and cities including Christchurch, Blenheim and Picton as well as most smaller South Island towns. Bus services to Nelson start from a cheap $1 (+ booking fee).

Nelson Bus Stops:

We have three convenient bus stops in Nelson:

  • I-Site Visitor Centre Carpark (Millers Acre Carpark behind I-site, corner Trafalgar & Halifax Streets)
  • Tahunanui (Westbound, Bus stop – 623 On the Rocks, Tahunanui Drive)
  • Airport (Trent Drive – approximately 100m to the left of the Main entrance/terminal exit at the bus stop by the long term parking area)

Nelson Bus Fares & bookings:

Nelson Bus Fares start from a super cheap $1 (plus booking fee). Bookings can be made easily online, via a booking agent or by calling our 0900 number.

Major Bus routes and (approximate) Travel Times to Nelson:

  • Bus Christchurch to Nelson: 7 hours & 35 minutes
  • Bus Blenheim to Nelson: 1 hour & 50 minutes
  • Bus Picton to Nelson:  2 hours & 20 minutes
  • Bus Kaikoura to Nelson:  4 hours & 20 minutes
  • Bus Greymouth to Nelson: 6 hours
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About Nelson

Located at the top north-west of the South Island on the shores of the Tasman Bay, Nelson is the arts and craft capital of New Zealand. Nelson is also known to be New Zealand’s sunniest city and enjoys a stunning landscape of golden sand beaches, rolling vineyards, rugged mountains and magnificent national parks – including New Zealand’s only coastal national park, the Abel Tasman. Tourists flock here to experience the authentic laid back Kiwi lifestyle – which Nelson captures perfectly with it’s friendly and welcoming locals and a focus on outdoor living. Bus to NelsonBustling cafes, charming boutiques,funky art galleries and great food and wine are just some of what awaits you in this vibrant and colourful coastal town. A visit to Nelson would be incomplete without a visit to the stunning Abel Tasman Park, embarking on a wine tour (or two) and of course exploring the city using the city’s favourite activity, cycling!


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