Route Updates

Detour for Gerald Street roadworks (from 2/05/2022 until 23/05/2022)

From Monday 2nd May for 2-3 weeks there will be road works happening on Gerald Street, requiring the Route 81 to detour from its usual route.

Buses traveling towards Lincoln will follow the normal route to Gerald Street, turn left on to West Belt, right on to Tauhinu Avenue, right on to Vernon Drive, before turning left on to Gerald Street to resume the normal route.

Buses travelling towards the city will be unaffected by this detour.

Several stops will be affected during this detour. Find out if your stop is affected by viewing the detour map.

81 Lincoln - City direct

Service started 15 February 2021

This service is designed to get passengers from Lincoln and Prebbleton to the city as quickly as possible in the mornings and back home in the afternoons. The route travelled between Lincoln/ Prebbleton and the city may vary depending on traffic conditions. 

This service picks up and drops off at the stops along the route between Lincoln and Prebbleton and at four locations in the city and does not stop anywhere else. Please see the maps below for pick-up and drop-off locations. 

This service operates Monday to Friday, it does not operate on weekends or public holidays. Zone 2 fares apply.

 Download printable timetable and map

Monday – Friday

To City AM
Lincoln University 7.05 7.25
Prebbleton 7.20 7.40
Christchurch Hospital 7.46 8.06
Bus Interchange 7.49 8.09
Ara Institute 7.54 8.14
To Lincoln PM
Ara Institute 4.14 5.14
Bus Interchange 4.18 5.18
Christchurch Hospital 4.27 5.27
Prebbleton 4.47 5.47
Lincoln University 5.03 6.03



Lincoln/Prebbleton stops 

City stops