Bikes on buses

Metro provide a number of routes with bike racks on buses providing you with options to bus to work and bike home, bike and bus in stages or get access to cycle tracks around the city. The bike racks are easy and cost free to use.

Bus services with bike racks on all buses:

B
Blue Line
60
Hillmorton – South Shore
135
Burwood Hospital – New Brighton
O
Orange Line
80
Lincoln – Parklands
140
Russley – Mt Pleasant
P
Purple Line
95
Waikuku and Pegasus
145
Westmorland – Eastgate
Y
Yellow Line
100
Wigram – The Palms via Riccarton
150
The Palms – Spencerville
Or
The Orbiter
107
Styx Mill – Northlands
535
Lyttelton – Eastgate Link
17
Bryndwr – Huntsbury
108
Casebrook – Northlands
820
Lincoln – Burnham via Rolleston
28
Papanui – Lyttelton and Rapaki
120
Burnside – Spreydon
951
Kaiapoi – Pegasus
29
Airport – City
125
Redwood – Westlake
952
Kaiapoi – Waikuku
44
Shirley – City
130
Hei Hei – Avonhead via Riccarton
F
Diamond Harbour Ferry 

Bike rack instructions​

Please remember loading and unloading your bike from the rack is up to you. Always load or unload your bike from the front of the bike rack.

Loading your bike

  • Remove any loose items from your bike that could fall off while the bus is moving and let the driver know you’re going to load your bike.
  • Squeeze the bike rack handle up to release.
  • Lower rack
  • Lift onto rack with the front wheel facing toward the yellow support arm and fit wheels into the clearly labelled slots.
  • Raise the support arm over the front tyre so the hook rests on the top of the front wheel. The bike is now secure and you can board the bus.
Step 1
Step 1: Lower rack
Step 2
Step 2: Slot bike in place
Step 3
Step 3: Raise support arm
Step 4
Step 4: Board Bus

Unloading your bike

  • Let the driver know you will be unloading your bike when you exit via the front doors.
  • Unhook and lower the support arm from the front tyre and lift your bike from the bike rack.
  • If no one else is using the rack squeeze the handle and fold the bike rack up.

Step 1: Attend to bike

Step 2: Unhook support

Step 3: Fold rack up

Printable brochure

Download a printable brochure on how to use the bike rack.

Bike rack rules

  • If you are travelling on the bus use of the bike rack is free
  • There is a $2 charge (one way) for taking your bike on the Diamond Harbour ferry
  • Cyclists are responsible for loading and unloading their bikes
  • The bike rack takes two bikes at a time. If it is full wait for the next bus
  • Bikes cannot be carried inside buses
  • Racks are designed to carry bikes with wheels larger than 16” diameter
  • The maximum insured value of any bike on the rack is $1500.

For more information on cycling in Christchurch visit Season of Cycling.

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