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InterCity’s $10 Bus ticket from Picton to Chch

22 February, 2005

InterCity’s $10 Bus ticket from Picton to Christchurch buys the Garden City and more!

For passengers on the Cook Strait ferry from Wellington, the motor coach link between the ferry terminal at Picton – and the Garden City of Christchurch - just got cheaper! From March 1 until October 31, 2005, InterCity Coachlines is offering Extreme Saver fares from just $10 between Picton on the northern tip of the South Island and Christchurch.

There are two InterCity services a day in each direction between Picton and Christchurch that connect with the Interislander Ferry. The trip from Picton, and in reverse from Christchurch, stops at the communities of Blenheim and Kaikoura and takes less than five and a half hours. Other stops are made at points in between and as needed. Extra departures are added at peak periods. All services use spacious, modern and well-equipped, air conditioned coaches.

Passengers will need to book in advance to take advantage of the Extreme Saver ($10) fare. This can be done on or at any InterCity agent nationwide. In addition to Extreme Saver fares, InterCity are also offering Super Saver fares from $24 and Saver fares from $35 between Picton and Christchurch and visa versa.

In addition, passengers using this Extreme Saver ($10) may link it with a similar fare currently available for the two hour ride between Picton and Nelson, and ride all the way from Christchurch through Picton, west to Nelson for only $20!

The $10 Extreme Saver fares are subject to availability, and Special Conditions apply. See your local InterCity Agent or online or call Auckland 09 623 1503, Christchurch 03 365 1113 Wellington 04 385 0520, Dunedin 03 471 7143, Queenstown 03 441 134 or look under 'i' in the White Pages.

InterCity Coachlines offers a variety of low cost travel options with a program of passes, and special point to point low fares. They operate 120 daily services to 600 cities and towns throughout New Zealand, 7 days a week, 365 days a year using spacious, modern and well-equipped, air conditioned coaches. All services have regular, scheduled comfort and refreshment stops.


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