85 Rolleston - City non-stop

Red Bus 

Detour - Tennyson St (from Friday 22 May until further notice)

From Friday 22 May at approximately 8am until further notice buses in both directions will detour away from part of Tennyson St due to road works. Buses heading toward the Faringdon Terminus will detour off Main South Rd onto Rolleston Dr, Kidman St, Norman Kirk Dr, Rolleston Dr, then onto Tennyson St  to resume normal route. Buses travelling toward the city will detour from Tennyson St, to Rolleston Dr, Norman Kirk Dr, Kidman St, Rolleston Dr, then to Main South Rd to resume normal route. View overall detour map​.

Bus stops 52763 and 52697 on Tennyson St will be closed and passengers should use the temporary stop and stop 17997 on Rolleston Dr instead (view map)


85 Rolleston - City Non stop Service

This new service is designed to get residents from Rolleston to the city as quickly as possible in the mornings and back home in the afternoons. As the route is designed to get residents to and from the city as quickly as possible, there is no fixed route the bus has to travel – the route taken between Rolleston and the city will be the decision of the driver on the day, based on local traffic information at the time. 

For trips to the city this service only picks up and drops off residents in Rolleston and the city at the locations marked on the maps below.  For trips travelling to Rolleston residents will be picked up from Ara Institute, the Bus Interchange and the Christchurch Hospital. Drop offs in Rolleston will be the stops most opposite the stops marked as pick up points in the maps below. This service will operate as a trial service.  Staff will monitor the performance of the service and make adjustments if necessary.

This service operates Monday – Friday, it does not operate on weekends or Public Holidays and Zone 2  fares apply.

Morning Trip AM AM AM
Faringdon Centre
 (Faringdon Blvd)
6.35am 7.00am 7.30am
(Kidman St)
6.42am 7.07am 7.37am
Christchurch Hospital 
(Tuam St)
7.17am 7.47am 8.17am
Bus Interchange
(Platform A)
7.20am 7.50am 8.20am
Ara Institute  (Madras St)
7.26am 7.56am 8.26am

Afternoon Trip PM PM PM
Ara Institute
(Madras St)
4.11pm 4.41pm 5.11pm
Bus Interchange
(Platform C)  
4.15pm 4.45pm 5.15pm
Christchurch Hospital
(Tuam St)
4.20pm 4.50pm 5.20pm
(Kidman St)
4.55pm 5.25pm 6.00pm
Faringdon Centre
(Lansdowne Way) 
5.03pm 5.33pm 6.08pm

Park and Ride facilities

You can park for free in designated parking at Foster Park or the Selwyn District Council carpark (corner Kidman St and Norman Kirk Dr). 
Bus stops to board the 85 from these locations are on-street next to these facilities.

Rolleston Stops

City Stops