Fares & Conditions of Carriage

Fares & Conditions of Carriage Effective Sunday 30th January 2022 

 

FARES PER PASSENGER BETWEEN

One Way

Day Return6

2 Day Returns A Week

3 or More Day Returns A Week

5 Day Returns A Week

Ashburton / Christchurch 10, Lincoln

$45

$75

$120

$42 per day

$180

Rakaia / Christchurch10, Lincoln

$35

$60

$90

$32 per day

$140

Ashburton / Rakaia

$20

$30

$50

$24 per day

$110

Ashburton / Rolleston

$35

$60

$90

$32 per day

$140

First week trial for passengers commuting each week1

Ashburton, Rakaia / Christchurch10, Rolleston, Lincoln

 

 

 

$24 per day

 

Lake Hood, Wakanui, Hinds9 / Christchurch10, Lincoln

$55

$90

 

 

 

Methven, Mayfield, Mt Somers9 / Christchurch10, Lincoln

$60

$95

 

 

 

Rangitata , Geraldine, Arundel9 / Christchurch10, Lincoln

$70

 

 

 

 

Lake Hood, Wakanui / Ashburton5

$10

 

 

 

 

Hinds / Ashburton5

$15

 

 

 

 

Methven, Mayfield, Mt Somers / Ashburton5

$25

 

 

 

 

 

ONE WAY MULTI TRIP PASSES

6 Trip One Way Pass7

10 Trip One Way Pass8

Ashburton / Christchurch10, Lincoln

$210

$280

Rakaia / Christchurch10, Lincoln

$162

$220

Ashburton / Rolleston

$162

$220

Lake Hood, Wakanui, Hinds9 / Christchurch10, Lincoln

$234

$310

Methven, Mayfield, Mt Somers9 / Christchurch10, Lincoln

$258

$340

 

  1. The first week trial rate is available to new passengers planning to use the return service to Christchurch at least 3 days a week for several weeks.
  2. We will not be able to pick up in Lake Hood, Wakanui and Hinds on weekday morning services to Christchurch leaving Ashburton at 6.30 am; passengers are advised to arrange pick up in Ashburton or Tinwald. All other weekday services will pick up and drop off there on request. The Sunday afternoon service to Christchurch operated during school terms will always pick up at these locations.
  3. We will not be able to pick up in Mayfield, Mt Somers and Methven on weekday morning services to Christchurch; passengers are advised to arrange pick up in Ashburton, Tinwald or Rakaia. All other weekday services will pick up and drop off there on request. The Sunday afternoon service to Christchurch operated during school terms will always pick up at these locations.
  4. We are not currently operating regularly to Rangitata, Geraldine & Arundel areas. We may be able to travel there on request, but cannot pick up there on weekday morning services. Please book well in advance if you require travel to or from there.
  5. We do not operate regular services between Ashburton and other locations in Mid-Canterbury. We will provide transfers as part of our regular Ashburton / Christchurch trips for one passenger to or from Lake Hood or Wakanui, for one passenger to or from Hinds, Mayfield, Mt Somers or Methven only if we are already going there or nearby for other passengers, or for 2 passengers if we are not.
  6. The day return rates are available only where both journeys take place on the same day. The only exception is for Methven, Mt Somers & Mayfield. As our weekday morning service does not pick up in these locations; same day return travel is usually not available except for mid-afternoon appointments in Christchurch, the return journey can therefore be on a later day. Day return travel rates are not available to and from Christchurch Airport for any location.
  7. The 6-trip one-way pass is the most cost-effective option for passengers who frequently travel to and from Christchurch for weekends, or part of the week. Passengers should book their travel using these at least 24 hours in advance. One-way passes must be prepaid by bank transfer to 12-3494-0041729-00.
  8. The 10-trip one-way pass is only available to families who have 2 or more siblings commuting to and from Christchurch boarding schools, or passengers who will be making two or more one-way journeys every week. Passengers should book their travel using these at least 24 hours in advance. One-way passes must be prepaid by bank transfer to 12-3494-0041729-00.
  9. For passengers based outside Tinwald, Ashburton and Rakaia who wish to travel on our weekday morning services, and are unable to arrange to be dropped off, free on street day and overnight parking is available in these locations. We are also able to arrange more secure off street parking at some churches in Ashburton for a small donation to the church. Please feel free to contact us for advice or to discuss this.
  10. Surcharges on top off the regular fare will apply for Christchurch Airport and outer suburbs as follows. 

Travel to or from

Rate

Christchurch Airport

$10 per one way single or group booking

Christchurch Outer Suburbs Zone 1 (Tai Tapu, Cashmere, Ferrymead, Bromley, Burwood, Redwood)

$5 per passenger per trip

Christchurch Outer Suburbs Zone 2  (Sumner, New Brighton, Parklands, Belfast)

$10 per passenger per trip

Christchurch Outer Suburbs Zone 3 (Kaiapoi, Lyttleton)

$15 per passenger per trip

 

Luggage

Passengers may carry small items like school bags, briefcases or laptop bags with them on board. There is limited space for larger items, so please check with us if we can take your luggage before booking or using the service. We cannot carry luggage in the passenger area due to safety regulations. We are usually able to make arrangements to carry extra luggage if given 72 hours’ notice, an additional charge may apply.  We are able to carry suitcases in the rear of the vehicle on services that are not full, for services that are full, we will need to arrange a luggage trailer. We can carry snowboards in the rear of the vehicle, but usually not bicycles or skis.

Payment Options

We can accept payment by cash or EFTPOS on board the vehicle, payment can also be made by bank transfer to , prepayment to this account will be required for first time passengers whose travel originates in Christchurch. We can invoice businesses and organisations on request. Online bookings with credit card payment options will soon be available A 3% surcharge will apply for credit card payments. The website also has instructions for making payments direct to our bank account.

Refunds

  • In the event that services are cancelled by us, we will fully refund all prepaid fares.
  • No refunds will be made on prepaid multi trip passes, but the travel will be transferred to another person on request.
  • No refunds will be made on prepaid travel cancelled by the passenger less than 24 hours before the scheduled pick up. A cancellation fee of $10 may apply to travel cancelled more than 24 hours in advance.

General

  • Regular return commuter services will run Monday to Friday morning and afternoon. There will be no services on public holidays. We will not run scheduled services if there are no pre-booked passengers, so please book before you travel with us. We may not run every day during school and university holidays.
  • A Sunday evening service from Ashburton to Methven to Christchurch, then back to Ashburton will run during school terms. The day will be adjusted after long weekends.
  • We will make every effort to adhere to your advised pick up time, however traffic conditions are variable and we are not able to wait in bus stops in Christchurch, so please be at the stop before your pick-up time and be patient if we are late.
  • From time to time vehicle maintenance may result in the cancellation of some services. We will advertise these cancellations in in the blog on our website.
  • Services may be cancelled at short notice due to extreme weather events, such as strong wind warnings, road snow or flooding. We will not operate if road conditions are unsafe.