Monday to Friday Services

We operate a daily morning service from Ashburton and Rakaia only to Christchurch, which arrives between 7.45 am and 8.45 am depending on the start times of booked passengers, and leaves early enough to do this, typically between 6.15 and 7.15 am. Passengers in other locations in Mid-Canterbury will need to arrange their own transportation to meet the service there. Parking is available in both locations.

We operate a daily morning service from Christchurch which can also drop off in Methven, Mt Somers, Mayfield, Wakanui, Lake Hood and Hinds on request. Other Mid-Canterbury locations may also be possible. This usually departs Christchurch between 9.00 am and 10.00 am.

We operate a daily afternoon service from Ashburton to Christchurch, which typically departs between 1.30 and 3.00pm in order to arrive in time for afternoon pick ups. This service can pick up in Methven, Mt Somers, Mayfield, Wakanui, Lake Hood and Hinds on request. Other Mid-Canterbury locations may also be possible.

We operate a daily afternoon service from Christchurch which can also drop off in Methven, Mt Somers, Mayfield, Wakanui, Lake Hood and Hinds on request. Other Mid-Canterbury locations may also be possible. This usually departs Christchurch between 3.30 pm and 5.15 pm, depending on the finish time of booked passengers.

Daily services will not run on public holidays, and may not run during school holidays.

Sunday Afternoon Service

We operate a Sunday afternoon service from Ashburton to Christchurch, which typically departs Rakaia at 5.30 pm and aims to drop off passengers in Christchurch by 6.30 pm This service will pick up in Methven, Mt Somers, Mayfield, Wakanui, Lake Hood and Hinds on request. Other Mid-Canterbury locations may also be possible. Pick up times will be advised once we know what pick ups we have, bookings close at 1 pm on the day of travel for Ashburton & Rakaia, and 9 am on the day of travel for other locations.

This service is primarily used by boarding school students, so may not operate during school holidays. It will operate on the last day of a long weekend instead if that day is not a Sunday.

 

Services Between Mid-Canterbury Locations.

We do not operate any regular services between Ashburton and Methven, or any 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.

 

Fares

Please see fares and conditions of carriage on this website for full details of fares, surcharges and conditions of travel..

FARES PER PASSENGER BETWEENOne WayDay Return6 Trip One Way Pass10 Trip One Way Pass
Lake Hood, Wakanui, Hinds / Christchurch, Lincoln$55$90$234$310
Methven, Mayfield, Mt Somers / Christchurch, Lincoln$60$95$258$340
Rangitata , Geraldine, Arundel/ Christchurch, Lincoln$70   
Lake Hood, Wakanui / Ashburton$10   
Hinds / Ashburton$15   
Methven, Mayfield, Mt Somers / Ashburton$25