Park & Ride

Park and Ride sites are being developed in Rangiora and Kaiapoi to support the introduction of direct buses that will provide peak hour commuters with faster trips into Christchurch City and provide parking for residents who wish to carpool.

The direct bus service or those that carpool can use dedicated T2* lanes on the new Christchurch Northern motorway.

Parking is free at the park and ride sites.

The new direct bus services will commence on Monday 11 January 2021.


Three Park and Ride sites:

  • Northern Rangiora - River Road (the current small Park and Ride area will be moved to beside the dog park parking area)
  • Central Rangiora - White Street (the existing Park and Ride site at White Street – pictured below)
  • Southern Rangiora - South Belt (at Southbrook Park).


Two park and ride sites:

  • Central Park and Ride - beside New World in Charles Street
  • Southern Kaiapoi – Wrights Road (south of Tram Road)

Each park and ride site will provide between 40-100 free car parks as well as bike parking facilities.

Standard bus services will use the new Park and Ride sites apart from the Central Kaiapoi site which will only be serviced by the direct buses.

The No1 Rangiora-Cashmere route and the 95 Pegasus-City route will continue to pick up passengers from Williams Street, Kaiapoi.

For the current Metro bus timetable click here.

The Park and Ride site at Silverstream is now only serviced by the 95 Pegasus-City route.

T2* Travel with at least one passenger in your car to use the new T2 lanes. Buses and motorbikes can also use an operational T2 lane.