• Covid-19 Alert L2 - Regular timetables now operating

    COVID-19 Alert Level 2 update

    Metro’s public transport networks have returned to regular timetables, and the central city bus interchange has reopened. Find out more about Metro services at Level 2 here.​

    Capacity on board vehicles

    Government advice is that at Alert Level 2, people can leave home to do more things, but should follow public health measures and consider others around them. In​ particular, people shoul​d keep their distance from people they do not know. This includes onboard public transport. Because of this, the network’s capacity is restricted, across both urban and school services.

    The Ministry of Health requires the capacity on most buses to be limited, which means there will only be approximately 40% of normal seated capacity – or around 25% of normal total capacity, with standing passengers not permitted.

    Sitting together on the bus

    Physical distancing from your fellow passengers is important. Please sit at green stickered seats, unless travelling with people you know. 

    People who know each other can sit next to each other (i.e. in a red dot seat next to a green dot seat). Would you be able to name the people you’re sitting next to if the Ministry of Health contacted you for contact tracing? If so, it’s okay to sit with them.

    Traveling outside of peak times

    If you have a choice, we ask that you avoid travelling at our peak times of 7am - 9am and 2.30pm – 5.30pm, weekdays.

    We really appreciate everyone’s patience and kindness as we work within the limitations in place to keep everyone safe.

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2020 Public Holidays

On Public Holidays bus and ferry services run to weekend timetables. Check the list of public holidays below to see which weekend timetables will be observed on those days. 

Public holiday Date Timetable services will run to
Waitangi Day​ Thursday 6 February 2020
Saturday timetable
Thursday 9 April
Thursday 9 April 2020 Friday timetable
Good Friday
Friday 10 April 2020 Sunday timetable 
Easter Sunday
Sunday 12 April 2020 Sunday timetable
Easter Monday
Monday 13 April 2020
Saturday timetable
ANZAC Day Public Holiday
Saturday 25 April 2020
Monday 27 April 2020
Saturday timetable
Saturday timetable
Queen's Birthday
Monday 1 June 2020
Saturday timetable
Labour Day
Monday 26 October 2020 Saturday timetable
Thursday 12 November
Thursday 12 November 2020
Friday timetable
Canterbury Anniversary
(Show Day)

Friday 13 November 2020
Saturday timetable
Christmas Day
Friday 25 December 2020​
Sunday timetable
All services stop at 6pm
Boxing Day
Saturday 26 December 2020
Saturday timetable
Sunday 27 December
Sunday 27 December 2020
Sunday timetable
Monday 28 December –
Wednesday 30th December
Monday 28 December –
Wednesday 30th December 2020
Saturday timetable
New Year's Eve Thursday 31 December 2020
Saturday timetable
New Year's Day 
Friday 1 January 2021
Saturday timetable
Saturday 2 January​ Saturday 2 January 2021​
Saturday timetable
Sunday 3 January
Monday 4 January 
Tuesday 5 January 
Sunday 3 January 2021
Monday 4 January 2021
Tuesday 5 January 2021
Sunday timetable 
Saturday timetable
Normal timetables resume