Route Updates

Detour for Springston Rolleston Rd road works - Stage 2 (from 18/04/2024 until 25/04/2024)

From Thursday 18th April there will be roadworks on Springston Rolleston Rd that will require the Route 85 westbound service to detour from its usual route for 9 days.

Buses travelling westbound towards Rolleston will follow the normal route along Tennyson St before taking the third exit at the roundabout on to Lowes Rd, turn left on to Broadlands Dr and take the third exit at the roundabout on to Goulds Rd to resume the normal route.  

Buses travelling eastbound will not be impacted. 

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

85 Rolleston - City direct

This 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 for efficiency, there is no fixed route the bus has to travel - the route taken between Rolleston and the city may vary 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 operates Monday – Friday, it does not operate on weekends, public holidays, or during the Christmas/NY period when the network runs to weekend timetables.

Download printable timetable and map

Monday - Friday

To City AM
Faringdon Centre (Faringdon Blvd) 6.35am 7.00am 7.15am 7.30am
Rolleston (Kidman St) 6.44am 7.10am 7.25am 7.40am
Christchurch Hospital (Tuam St) 7.07am 7.38am 7.53am 8.08am
Bus Interchange (Platform A) 7.10am 7.41am 7.56am 8.11am
Ara Institute (Madras St) 7.16am 7.47am 8.02am 8.17am
To Rolleston PM
Ara Institute (Madras St) 4.02pm 4.12pm 4.37pm 5.07pm
Bus Interchange (Platform C) 4.10pm 4.20pm 4.45pm 5.15pm
Christchurch Hospital (Tuam St) 4.17pm 4.27pm 4.52pm 5.22pm
Rolleston (Kidman St) 4.52pm 5.02pm 5.27pm 6.02pm
Faringdon Centre (Lansdowne Way) 5.00pm 5.10pm 5:35pm 6.10pm

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

Rolleston route map for 85 Rolleston - City direct

City stops

City route map for 85 Rolleston - City direct