During school holidays most of our regular commuters do not use the service. We therefore suspend our regular timetable. We are able to operate at more flexible times and to different destinations than Christchurch. We are not able to provide services for one passenger at regular fares, as this is essentially a taxi service, and it is not viable for us to operate a taxi service at shuttle prices, as we do not cover operating costs. We will list services which are operating and available for single travellers to book on at regular fares under “Upcoming Services Next 10 Days” on our website. The following minimum charges apply to operate services other than those listed. These are less than the cost of an actual taxi.

  • Between Ashburton & Christchurch $90 (regular fare $45 one way, $75 same day return) + $10 airport surcharge if applicable + $20 per hour waiting time over 2 hours for same day return.
  • Between Methven & Christchurch $120 (regular fare $60 one way, $95 same day return) + $10 airport surcharge if applicable + $20 per hour waiting time over 2 hours for same day return.
  • Between Ashburton & Methven $60 each way (regular fare $25 one way if we are already travelling between Methven & Christchurch for other passengers)
  • Other combinations $1.00 per km for one way, or $0.50 per km + $20 per hour waiting time over 2 hours for same day return, calculated to and from Ashburton.
  • We will still operate services at regular fares for single travellers if they are committed to travelling with us at least one return trip per week, this will require the purchase of a multi trip pass or prepayment for the first 2 weeks, except for existing regular passengers.