86 Darfield - City

This service is for residents to commute to the city from Darfield, Kirwee and West Melton. Please note this service operates as an express service. The morning trip does not pick-up passengers after Russley Rd (drop-offs only) and the afternoon trip does not drop-off passengers before Russley Rd (pick-ups only).

This service operates Monday - Friday, it does not operate on weekends or public holidays. There are also a number of fare zones relevant to this service so please check the fare zone guide below.

 Download printable timetable and map

Monday - Friday

To City AM
Darfield 7.10am
Kirwee 7.20am
West Melton 7.30am
Westfield Riccarton 8.00am
Bus Interchange (Platform A) 8.12am
Manchester St Superstop 8.15am
To Darfield PM
Manchester St Superstop 4.42pm
Bus Interchange (Platform C) 4.45pm
Westfield Riccarton 5.00pm
West Melton 5.30pm
Kirwee 5.40pm
Darfield 5.50pm


Route maps and pick-up/drop-off locations

Bus stops for this service are marked on the maps below, if you are unable to access the advertised stops to board this service please stand in a safe roadside location along the route, within the townships listed, and signal the driver.

86 Darfield/City - Map 1

86 Darfield/City - Map 2

This service drops-off in the mornings and picks-up in the afternoons at any bus stop along the route between Russley Rd and Manchester St Superstop. View the city route map.

Fare zones

This service crosses several fare zones, please check below to see which fares will apply to you.

Travel zones  What you pay
Between Darfield and Kirwee Zone 1 fare
Between Darfield and West Melton Zone 2 fare
Between Darfield and City Zone 3 fare
Between Kirwee and West Melton Zone 2 fare
Between Kirwee and City Zone 3 fare
Between West Melton and City Zone 2 fare


Transferring on Metro services

If you are travelling within zone 1 (Christchurch city) and are transferring on to the Darfield service, ask the driver at the start of your journey on your zone 1 bus to charge you the zone 2 - 3 fare. This is so you don’t get charged for two trips (a zone 1 fare on the first bus and then, once you hop onto the other bus, a zone 2 - 3 fare). When paying by cash you will receive one free transfer within two hours. When paying by Metrocard you will receive unlimited free transfers within two hours.

Zone Adult Child
Fare type Metrocard Cash Metrocard Cash
Zone 2 $3.85 $5.70 $2.15 $3.20
Zone 3 $4.70 $6.70 $2.60 $3.70

Need a Metrocard?
There are a number of Metro agents throughout Christchurch and at the Selwyn District Council, see a full list of agents here.