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 0800 965 468.

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

Waimakariri bus services

There are four bus services connecting the Waimakariri District to the Christchurch city and beyond.

1 Rangiora & Belfast to Cashmere - this service travels from Rangiora to Kaiapoi, Christchurch city and onto Princess Margaret Hospital and Cashmere.

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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 Christchurch.

95 timetable

A new bus service now connects Rangiora to Pegasus.

97 Rangiora to Pegasus - Runs hourly from Pegasus Main Street via High Street to Acacia Avenue in Rangiora.

97 timetable

91 Rangiora – City direct

The Rangiora service departs from the Northern (River Road), Central (White Street) and Southern (South Belt) Park & Ride facilities. In Christchurch, the service drops off and picks up at the Bus Interchange and Christchurch Hospital.

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92 Kaiapoi – City direct

Kaiapoi users can get on at the Central (Charles Street) or Southern (Wrights Road) Park n Ride facilities. Then it’s non-stop to Christchurch, where the service drops off and picks up at the Bus Interchange and Christchurch Hospital.

92 timetable

Find out more information on the Park and Ride facilities here.

Metrocard is the cheaper way to go

Environment Canterbury launched our new fares on 1 July 2023, which means you can now travel on any Metro bus route across Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri for $2 or less with your Metrocard.

Removal of zones make travel cheaper and simpler

Our universal flat-fare trial, which was announced as part of the Environment Canterbury 2022/23 Annual Plan, simplifies and reduces fares from the existing three zone fare structure. The launch also coincided with the end of the national half-price fares promotion on 30 June 2023.

To get more information about these services and fares go to or call Metro on 03 366 8855.

Last reviewed date: 23 Nov 2023