You can get from most suburbs to the city, all major shopping centres, educational facilities, and a range of attractions around Christchurch by bus. 

Christchurch bus services and routes operate under the branding:

metro busMetro logo

For more information and help planning your trip call the Metroinfo staff on 366 8855 or click on the logo link above.  There, you will find route maps, timetablesfaresMetrocard details, all detours and stop changes and a very useful mobile phone app for alerting you to the arrival of the next bus at selected bus stops.

All buses now have facilities to carry bicycles.  Details for this can also be found on the Metroinfo website.

Bus Interchange

Most buses pass through the central city Bus Interchange which is located on the corner of Lichfield and Colombo Streets.  This facility which opened in 2015 includes spacious passenger lounge areas with plenty of seating, large bus information display screens, serviced Metroinfo counters, shops, toilets, public lockers and 100 secure undercover bike parks. 

Suburban Hubs

Also known as “super stops”, these are currently located at Riccarton, Northlands and Barrington Shopping Centres.  They serve as suburban interchanges, connecting high frequency services.