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:

O
The Orbiter
44
North Shore
111
Westmorland - Sydenham
C
The Comet
60
Hillmorton – Parklands
114
Barrington - Cashmere
B
The Blue Line
81
Lincoln
115
Murray Aynsley - Sydenham
3
Sumner to Airport via Avonhead
83
Hei Hei
118
St Albans - Northlands
5
Hornby to Southshore
84
Russley
119
Bishopdale - Northlands
7
Halswell to Queenspark
88
Rolleston
120
Burnside - Spreydon
17
Bryndwr – Huntsbury
95
Waikuku & Pegasus
146
Marshland – The Palms
21
Ilam to Mt Pleasant
107
Styx Mill – Northlands
820
Burnham - Lincoln via Rolleston
28
Lyttelton and Rapaki
108
Casebrook – Northlands
951
Pegasus - Kaiapoi
F
    Diamond Harbour Ferry  
    $2 charge
952
952 Waikuku – Kaiapoi

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.