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.

We will not operate return services to Christchurch for 1 or 2 passengers, services other than Monday mornings and Friday afternoons with insufficient bookings 24 hours before departure will be be canceled. Services marked in italics below are unconfirmed and further bookings are needed before they will operate.

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 $120 most days, $150 on public holidays.
  • Contact us for other combinations.

The Next 10 Days

Services in Italics are unconfirmed and will only run if there are additional bookings.

Saturday 6th July to Sunday 21st July – Reduced services will operate as most of our regular passengers will not be travelling during this academic holiday period. We will run services for a minimum of 3 passengers paying full fare, private transfers, and services for our regular commuters who need to travel for work or study.

Friday 12th July – Minimum 3 passengers needed to operate services, no current bookings. Private transfers may be available.

Saturday 13th July – Departing Ashburton 1.30 pm or earlier, 10 seats available, private transfer departing Christchurch Airport 2.45 pm or later, 9 seats available. Regular fares apply for additional passengers on both services. Private transfers may be available at other times.

Sunday 14th July– No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Some services will run during the week of 15th to 19th July for university students, days will be confirmed once they receive timetables.

Monday 15th July – A return service from Ashburton to Christchurch will operate, times to be advised, 9 seats available in both directions.

Tuesday 16th July – Departing Ashburton 10.00 am or earlier, 10 seats available, private transfer departing Christchurch Airport 11.45 am for Methven, then Ashburton, 5 seats available, regular fares apply for additional passengers, however luggage charge will apply for additional passengers with luggage. One passenger wants to travel from Christchurch to Ashburton after 4 pm, two other passengers travelling in either direction needed to confirm a service will operate. Private transfers may be available at other times.

Wednesday 17th July – Minimum 3 passengers needed to operate services, no current bookings. Private transfers may be available.

Thursday 18th July – Minimum 3 passengers needed to operate services, one passenger wants to travel from Ashburton to Christchurch time flexible, two other passengers travelling in either direction needed to confirm a service will operate. Private transfers may be available.

Friday 19th July – Minimum 3 passengers needed to operate services, no current bookings. Private transfers may be available.

Saturday 20th July – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Sunday 21st July– No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Beyond 10 Days

Regular Monday to Friday schedule resumes Monday 22nd July

Monday 22nd July – Departing Ashburton approximately 7.00 am, 9 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 23rd July – Departing Ashburton approximately 7.00 am, 9 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.

Wednesday 24th July – No current bookings for morning service, no current bookings for afternoon service.

Thursday 25th July – Departing Ashburton approximately 7.00 am, 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.

Friday 26th July – No current bookings for morning service, no current bookings for afternoon service.

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

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

Monday 29th July – Departing Ashburton approximately 7.00 am, 9 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 July – Departing Ashburton approximately 7.00 am, 9 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, 8 seats available.

Wednesday 31st July – No current bookings for morning service, no current bookings for afternoon service.

Thursday 1st August – Departing Ashburton approximately 7.00 am, 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, 8 seats available.

Friday 2nd August – No current bookings for morning service, no current bookings for afternoon service.

Saturday 3rd August – No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Sunday 4th August– No scheduled services operating. Private transfers may be available.

Tuesday 6th August – Departing Ashburton approximately 7.00 am, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch Airport approximately 10.15 am, 8 seats available.

Wednesday 7th August – Departing Ashburton approximately 7.00 am, 10 seats available, departing Christchurch Airport approximately 9.30 am, 9 seats available.

Wednesday 16th October – Private transfer departing Ashburton approximately 2.00 am, no seats available, departing Christchurch Airport approximately 3.45 am, 10 seats available.

Thursday 31st October – Departing Ashburton approximately 2.30 pm, 10 seats available, private transfer departing Christchurch Airport approximately 4.15 pm, no seats available.