• Services running to Sunday timetables and are for essential travel only

    IMPORTANT: Please register your trip for contact tracing purposes at: www.ecan.govt.nz/trace​

    Recently we were asked by the Ministry of Health to provide details of all passengers on each trip for contact tracing purposes. Please register your trip using the unique bus ID number written on posters within the vehicle. If you are unable to do this while on board​ you can register your trip afterward using your trip details instead (route, boarding location, destination and time of trip).

    From Thursday 26 March bus services are running to Sunday timetables, and will be for essential travel only.

    To help protect our drivers and to maintain the service, buses will have rear boarding only, and fares will not be required. ​

    In addition to the regular Sunday timetable there are a small number of extra trips on some routes in the early morning and late evening. The Diamond Harbour Ferry has a special timetable and route 135 is operating to its Saturday timetable.

    The Bus Interchange is closed and all central city services will use the Manchester St super stops instead.

    More details here: http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/promotions/Pages/Help-keep-us-all-well.aspx​

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 Bus Interchange


Our bus Interchange, a purpose-built, indoor bus exchange in central Christchurch City, is located on the corner of Lichfield St and Colombo St

View a map of this location.

​Bus Interchange

Inside the interchange, platform bollards will show you where each bus will pick you up. There are tactile pavers for sight-impaired passengers that direct you to the bus bays and doors to board buses. 

Route maps and timetables are clearly displayed and there are plenty of real time arrival information screens.

The Interchange is open to the public between 6am and midnight Monday - Sunday.

Take your bike

If you need a secure place to store your bike in the CBD, there is a free bike park in the Bus Interchange. You can also learn how to put your bike on the bus without any pressure by using the practice bike rack at the Tuam Street end of the building.  

Metro Info Counter

The Metro Info Counter is populated with some really knowledgeable people from 7:30am – 6pm weekdays and 9am – 5pm weekends. They will help you plan your trip and answer your questions.

You can also buy or top up a Metrocard and top up your Cando Card there.

Bus Interchange platform guide

Bus Interchange platform guide 

Download Platform guide 

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