Akaroa is a harbour town nestled in an ancient volcano on New Zealand’s South Island not too far from Christchurch. The town is known for its charming French colonial flare. Visitors can enjoy strolling along the main street by the harbour with picture-worthy architecture, boutique shops, and restaurants on one side and the waterfront on the other.
You can transport from Christchurch airport, NZ, to Akaroa, NZ, by taxi or bus. Akaroa is 86 kilometres from the airport. The taxi trip takes around 1 hour 30 minutes and is estimated to cost €159 (NZD 257). Taxis are available 24/7. If you travel by bus, you will first have to take the local bus to downtown Christchurch, and then you can take the French Connection bus to reach Akaroa. The French Connection departs from Christchurch once daily at 8:50. The total cost to go from Christchurch airport to Akaroa is €23.40 (NZD 39.20), and the trip will take around 3 hours.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Christchurch at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.