• 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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 Text alerts for detours


If you would like to receive detour updates via text message, simply text "FOLLOW @MetroCanterbury​" to 8987 and follow the prompts. 

Via Twitter you can receive a free text alert to your phone when a detour or a major change occurs on our bus services. For bus arrival times, check next bus due here or on our mobile website.

Detour alerts via Twitter @MetroCanterbury

If you would like to receive detour updates via text message, simply text "FOLLOW @MetroCanterbury" to 8987 and follow the prompts. To stop the text updates, text "OFF" to 8987.

Please note, text delivery is provided by Twitter and your telecommunication service provider and service charges may apply.  

QR codes

We have placed QR Codes on the timetable strips of all bus stops around Greater Christchurch.

How to use QR Codes

 Scan QR code
1: Scan QR code with your QR code reader app (available in your app store)
 Open web page 
Step 2: Open web page
 Bus times display 
Step 3: Bus times display


Save the webpage address to your phone favourites so you will have access to the real time information for that bus stop anytime and anywhere.