We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

East West Coaches

| West Coast NZ, Westport 7825, New Zealand
+64 3-789 6251
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Great Service'

A great service for a town like ours. Always friendly drivers and passengers. Very obliging with... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Barbara R
,
Westport, New Zealand
Great trip

Hi I have used this service by my self and also as a group with GOHockey travelling to tournaments... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Lolabev
,
Westport, New Zealand
via mobile
Read all 7 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
East West Coaches is the only bus service operating via the Lewis Pass from #Westport to #Christchurch return 6 days a week – Sunday to Friday departing Westport at 8am & arriving Christchurch at 1pm. The same bus returns in the afternoon departing Christchurch at 2pm & arriving Westport at 7pm. The bus can stop either way at these designated places by prior arrangement! The bus can stop either way at these designated places by prior arrangement – #Inangahua Junction, #Reefton, Springs Junction, Maruia Springs, St James Walkway, Boyle River, Hanmer Junction, Culverden, Waikari, Waipara, Amberely, Waikuku, Woodend & Pineacres with the final stop at Christchurch I site – Rolleston Avenue. **Bookings are essential** All the bookings have to be done either through our office . Agents : Caltex Westport or any of the I-Sites through out NZ Reward Cards are available to purchase from the driver $10 each Special Services : Total Mobility Service – This service provides transport assistance to people with disabilities to a provision of $15 subsidy per trip. Vouchers have to be obtained from Buller District Council office with a mobility ID and presented to us to get the subsided fare. Bookings are essential Children under 12 travelling with a parent gets a discounted fare. Unaccompanied children must be over 8 yrs old to travel themselves as per NZTA Christchurch Airport drop off & pick up upon request prior to the the day of travel with an extra charge of $25 per person. T & C’s apply Hanmer Springs pick up & drop off upon request with extra charge. T& C’s apply Bikes & surf boards can be transported with extra charge bookings in advance. Maximum of 2 bikes & 2 surf boards can be transported Free senior citizens pick up & drop off when travelling – strictly senior citizens with in Westport town only. Request while booking your ticket. Ministry of Health patients are also transported on the bus. Booking has to be done by Buller Hospital staff with a client ID All runs subject to demand, weather and road conditions Book now ! Hope to see you on board soon!!Happy travelling!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good42%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“passengers” (2 reviews)
“christchurch” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
| West Coast NZ, Westport 7825, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 3-789 6251
Write a ReviewReviews (7)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"reliable service"
in 2 reviews
"passengers"
in 2 reviews
"christchurch"
in 5 reviews
"reefton"
in 2 reviews
"driver"
in 4 reviews
"walkway"
in 2 reviews
Filter
Reviewed 4 February 2018

A great service for a town like ours. Always friendly drivers and passengers. Very obliging with pick up and drop off points.

Thank Barbara R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Hi I have used this service by my self and also as a group with GOHockey travelling to tournaments. Great service will pick up nc drop of if needed, Always make you very welcome. A wonderful trip going or coming from Westport to Christchurch. I...More

Thank Lolabev
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eastwestcoaches, Owner at East West Coaches, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review! It's a pleasure ,thanks again! Regards Maurice & Vik

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 January 2017

An excellent way of getting from Christchurch to Reefton, to and from the St James Walkway, and then back from Reefton to Christchurch again. A reliable service that fitted our needs perfectly. Loved the small assistant to the driver, who took the calls from the...More

Thank WindriderNZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eastwestcoaches, Owner at East West Coaches, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you so much ! It was pleasure,lots of learning from the great group ! Thanks again for awesome review ,cheers Maurice & Vik & Aaron (small assistant)!!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Travelled from Westport to Christchurch and as there were only 4 passengers travel was in a Mini Bus. Bus was clean and tidy and quite comfortable seats, and I am fairly beamy but there was enough room. the driver was alright but could have given...More

Thank 541roger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eastwestcoaches, Owner at East West Coaches, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

Thanks for your review and thanks for choosing east west coaches for your travel!!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Collected the bus in Reefton and went though over the Rahu saddle to Springs Junction. great friendly driver. Trip is absolutely stunning amongst the beech trees. I got off at Springs junction but ended up At Maruia springs which is open to the public but...More

Thank Brenda S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eastwestcoaches, Owner at East West Coaches, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review .It is indeed awesome scenery. Thank you !

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We have used this Company for transport to and from tramping the St. James Walkway. They are always on time, and are always really friendly, right from when we first phoned them up to make a booking. Our last trip was this July 2016, and...More

Thank TentoTenTramper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eastwestcoaches, Owner at East West Coaches, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thank you so much for your awesome review,it was a pleasure always serving you's all . We are very proud of our business and what we do ,your fantastic review makes us more proud ,cheers Vikashni

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great and reliable service by a family business offering travel to and from Westport on the Wild West coast to Christchurch. I have used this service a number of times and have always been satisfied with it. Bookings are simple and helpful...More

Thank BillexFoxwald
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from East West Coaches staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor