Public transport

Public transport

Waimakariri 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 03 311 8900 or 03 327 6834. If you have any queries about the bus routes, contact Metroinfo on 03 366 8855.

Waimakariri bus services

Blue Line busThere are a number of bus services connecting Waimakariri to the city and townships.

Services include:
Blue Line - this service travels from Rangiora through Kaiapoi and the city onto Princess Margaret Hospital and Cashmere. Trips leave every 30 minutes weekdays and weekends.
Blue Line timetables

95 Waikuku - this service is a commuter bus designated to get those working in the city to and from work each day. It travels from Waikuku through Pegasus, Woodend and Kaiapoi onto the city. Once through Kaiapoi the service becomes express and will not pick up any more passengers (drop-offs only).
95 Waikuku timetables


951 Pegasus and Woodend-Kaiapoi - this service travels hourly weekdays and weekends between Pegasus, Woodend and Kaiapoi where it then connects with the Blue Line service so passengers can travel onto the city.
951 Pegasus and Woodend-Kaiapoi

952 Waikuku-Kaiapoi - this service also travels hourly weekdays and weekends between Waikuku, Woodend and Kaiapoi where it then connects to the Blue Line service so passengers can travel onto the city.
Route 952 timetables

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

Metrocard - discounted

Metrocard is the cheaper and more convenient way to travel by bus. You don't haveto think about having the right change for the bus and it saves you at least 30% on your trips compared to paying cash.

  • save at least 30% on your bus travel
  • Safe and secure 'smart' card
  • no need to carry cash

You can get a metrocard at the Rangiora Library (141 Percival Street, Rangiora) or the Kaiapoi Library (176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi). Metrocard top-ups are also available at these libraries.

ECAN made changes to the fare zone in early July 2016.

'In Waimakariri we’re also reducing the zones so all of Waimakariri will now fall into zone two,' Environment Canterbury commissioner David Bedford said. 'That means for everyone catching a bus to or from Christchurch to Rangiora, Woodend and Pegasus, and within these areas, it will now be cheaper.'

In zone two, which will now be everywhere north of the Waimakariri River, there will be a small increase for those who pay with a Metrocard, while the increase will be a lot higher for those who pay cash when boarding a bus.

An adult Metrocard fare from Christchurch to Waimakriri will increase by 15 cents, while that same route will be an extra 50 cents if cash is used. There is a five cent increase for a child using a Metrocard, but if a child pays with cash it will be an additional 30 cent

The fare changes came in effect on 4 July 2016.

 

ADULT

CHILD

 

Metrocard

Cash

Metrocard

Cash

New fare

Change

New fare

Change

New fare

Change

New fare

Change

Zone 1

$2.55

+ $0.05

$4.00

+ $0.50

$1.25

No change

$2.00

+ $0.20

Zone 2

$3.75

+ $0.15

$5.50

+ $0.50

$1.85

+ $0.05

$2.80

+ $0.30

Airport one-way

$2.55

+ $0.05

$8.50

+ $0.50

$1.25

No change

$4.00

- $1.00

Airport return

N/A

 

$15.00

+ $1.00

N/A

 

$7.00

- $1.50

Ferry one-way

$4.60

+ $0.05

$6.50

+ $0.30

$2.30

No change

$3.20

+ $0.10

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