Public transport

Public transport

PublicTransport_Bus-Stop-signWaimakariri District Council is responsible for providing and maintaining bus stops, bus shelters and seats to support the public transport system, while Environment Canterbury is responsible for managing the bus services.

If you have any queries about bus stop maintenance or placements, contact the Council on 0800 965 468 or 03 311 8900.

If you have any queries about the bus routes, contact Metroinfo on 03 366 8855

Waimakariri bus services

WaimakaririBusServicesSignThere are three bus services connecting the Waimakariri district to the city and beyond.

Blue Line - this service travels from Rangiora to Kaiapoi (via Silverstream), Christchurch city and onto Princess Margaret Hospital and Cashmere.

Blue Line timetables

95 Pegasus & Waikuku - During peak times the 95 runs every half hour from Waikuku to the central city (6am-8am and 2.30pm-5.30pm).  At all other times the 95 runs hourly between Pegasus and the city. 

95 timetable

960 Rangiora-Hornby – this express commuter service runs from Rangiora to Kaiapoi (via Silverstream) and onto the Airport and Hornby.  There are three outward morning services from Rangiora and three inward afternoon services from Hornby.

960 timetable

To get more information about these services go to Metroinfo.co.nz or call Metro on 03 366 8855.

Metrocard is the cheaper way to go

We recommend using a Metrocard as it will save you at least 30 per cent on your travel, plus it gives you a set price for daily and weekly travel. By using a Metrocard, you are paying the cheapest bus fare possible. It also helps speed up boarding times, which helps everyone on the bus to get to their destination on time.

Park and Ride in Waimakariri

park-and-ride

School Bus Services

MetroSchoolBus_SignSchool bus services are provided by a variety of different operators under contract to the Ministry of Education.

Routes are designed by the Ministry of Education and transport service providers decide where the safest stops are along the route.

Contact your school to find out more about what bus services are provided.

Information on Metro school bus services

Some stops in the Waimakariri district are used by school buses only.  In order to provide a clearway for school services some stops will show the blue sign with ‘Mon-Fri’ displayed.  Regular buses do not pick up from bus stops with these signs.