Environment Canterbury Regional Council provide annual funding grants to a number of community trusts so that they can provide transport from areas not serviced with a public bus system. At this time the community trusts provide services from Geraldine, Waimate and Twizel to Timaru and back. For more information on those services and how much a trip costs contact the following:
Geraldine Community Bus Trust: 03 693 1007
An on demand service utilizing volunteer drivers providing transport in and around Geraldine and transport to Timaru. The Geraldine Vehicle Trust also provide a weekly scheduled trip between Geraldine and Timaru on Tuesdays at a reduced cost. The trip departs from 15 Peel St at 9.30am travelling to Timaru. The return trip departs Timaru at 2.30pm and travels back to Geraldine (return pick up location to be organised on the day). A seat on the scheduled trip will cost $15 return or $10 one way. Bookings are essential and made through The Geraldine Community Bus Trust office 15 Peel Street Geraldine. Ph 03 693 1007. Other charges will apply for door to door services.
Waimate Community Vehicle Trust: 03 689 6226.
An on demand service utilizing volunteer drivers providing transport in and around Waimate and transport to Timaru. Bookings made through the Waimate Resource Centre, 75 Queen St. Waimate. Ph. 03 689 6226.
Twizel-Tekapo Community vehicle Trust: 03 435 0687
An on demand service utilizing volunteer drivers providing transport in and around Twizel and Tekapo and transport to Timaru. Bookings made through the Twizel Heartlands Centre, Mt Cook Street, Twizel, Ph. 03 435 0687