Upcoming Services

Scheduled Services

Our regular schedule consists of morning and afternoon return services between Ashburton and Christchurch, Monday to Friday, at times to allow passengers to commute from Ashburton for work or study. This schedule will operate during educational terms, excluding public holidays. Reduced services operate during holiday periods due to lower passenger numbers. Scheduled services will not run if there are no bookings 24 hours prior. Services will not operate if there is road snow, or strong wind warnings are in place, and may be delayed or cancelled.

No regular services operate

  • Before 6.30 am from Ashburton
  • After 5.15 pm from Christchurch
  • During the middle part of the day on weekdays
  • On Saturdays or Sundays
  • Between Ashburton & Methven

Private Transfers

Private transfers may be available at times when scheduled services are not running subject to driver and vehicle availability. At least 48 hours notice is required to arrange these. The fare for private transfers are similar to those offered by ride share companies operating from Christchurch, and reflect our full cost of operating the service. These are calculated based on distance and estimated driving time from and back to our base in Ashburton. We are not able to provide these services at the same rates as our scheduled commuter services. The rates below are for 1 to 4 passengers travelling one way with regular luggage. The return rate starting from Ashburton is the same as the one way rate  plus $40 per hour for driver waiting time at the destination.

  • Ashburton / Christchurch $180 most days, $225 on public holidays
  • Methven / Christchurch $220 most days, $275 on public holidays
  • Ashburton / Methven $80 most days, $100 on public holidays.
  • Ashburton / Geraldine $100 most days, $125 on public holidays.
  • Contact us for other combinations.

The Next 10 Days

Saturday 13th April to Sunday 28th April – School and tertiary institution holidays. The regular schedule will be suspended. Limited services at regular fares will operate, we will continue to provide scheduled services for our regular commuters who need to travel for work or study. We will also run return services to Christchurch at regular fares if a minimum of 3 passengers are booked in either direction. Private transfers will be available throughout this period, seats on the journey in the opposite direction to private transfers will be available at regular fares. 

Wednesday 24th April – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Thursday 25th April – Anzac Day, no scheduled services operating. Departing Ashburton 8.15 am or earlier, 10 seats available, regular fares apply. Private transfer departing Christchurch Airport approximately 10.00 am, 8 seats available, higher fare may apply for 1 additional passenger.

Friday 26th April – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Saturday 27th April – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Sunday 28th May – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Regular Monday to Friday schedule resumes from Monday 29th April.

Monday 29th April – Departing Ashburton 7.00 am or earlier, 8 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.00 am, 10 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 2.00 pm, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 4.00 pm, 9 seats available.

Tuesday 30th April – Departing Ashburton 7.20 am or earlier, 8 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.45 am, 10 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 2.30 pm, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 4.30 pm, 6 seats available.

Wednesday 1st May – No current bookings, morning and afternoon services available.

Thursday 2nd May – Departing Ashburton 7.00 am or earlier, 7 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.15 am, 10 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 2.00 pm, 9 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 4.00 pm, 8 seats available.

Friday 3rd May – Departing Ashburton 7.00 am or earlier, 8 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.00 am, 10 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 1.30 pm, 9 seats available, departing Christchurch 3.30 pm or later, 10 seats available.

Beyond 10 Days

Saturday 4th May – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Sunday 5th May – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Monday 6th May – Departing Ashburton 7.00 am or earlier, 8 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.00 am, 9 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 2.00 pm, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 4.00 pm, 9 seats available.

Tuesday 7th May – Departing Ashburton 6.50 am or earlier, 7 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.00 am, 10 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 2.30 pm, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 4.30 pm, 5 seats available.

Wednesday 8th May – Departing Ashburton 6.50 am or earlier, 9 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.00 am, 10 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 1.30 pm, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch 3.15 pm or later, 9 seats available.

Thursday 9th May – Departing Ashburton 7.00 am or earlier, 5 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.45 am, 9 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 1.30 pm, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch 3.15 pm or later, 8 seats available.

Friday 10th May – Departing Ashburton 7.00 am or earlier, 8 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.00 am, 10 seats available. No current bookings for afternoon service.

Saturday 11th May – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Sunday 12th May – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Monday 13th May – Departing Ashburton 7.00 am or earlier, 8 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.00 am, 10 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 2.00 pm, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 4.00 pm, Christchurch Airport approximately 4.30 pm, 8 seats available.

Tuesday 14th May – Departing Ashburton 6.50 am or earlier, 6 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.00 am, 10 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 2.30 pm, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 4.30 pm, 4 seats available.

Wednesday 15th May – Departing Ashburton 6.50 am or earlier, 9 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.00 am, 10 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 1.30 pm, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch 3.15 pm or later, 9 seats available.

Thursday 16th May – Departing Ashburton 7.00 am or earlier, 5 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.45 am, 9 seats available, Departing Ashburton approximately 1.30 pm, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch 3.15 pm or later, 8 seats available.

Friday 11th May – Departing Ashburton 7.00 am or earlier, 8 seats available, departing Christchurch approximately 9.00 am, 10 seats available. No current bookings for afternoon service.

Saturday 18th May – Departing Ashburton for Geraldine approximately 11.00 am, 10 seats available. Private transfer departing Geraldine for Christchurch approximately 12.00 pm, 9 seats available, route to Christchurch can be via either Methven or Ashburton, but not both, higher fares may apply for 1 or 2 additional passengers. Departing Christchurch 4.15 pm or later, 10 seats available. Additional private transfers may be available at other times.

Sunday 19th May – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.