InterCity runs daily between Christchurch and Kaikoura, Picton, Blenheim, and Nelson a couple of times a day. Atomic Shuttles operates coaches between Christchurch, Blenheim, Picton, and Nelson and have a seat-booking arrangement with InterCity for the West Coast. Bus tickets can be booked directly or at information centers.
Atomic Shuttles. 03/349–0697; 03/349–0697; www.atomictravel.co.nz.
InterCity. 03/365–1113; www.intercity.co.nz.