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Travel by bus

You can get from the airport to the city centre and heaps of other places around Christchurch using Metro Red Bus public transport services.

Buses depart from the northern end of International Arrivals, next to the Novotel hotel (exit through Door 9).  

Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver. For fares and other information, please visit the Metro website or call +64 (3) 366 8855.

Please note there is a charge for these bus services to access Christchurch Airport.


Purple Line - Airport to Sumner, via Avonhead and City Centre

A regular 30 minute bus service available seven days a week.

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Number 29 - Airport to City via Fendalton

A regular 30 minute bus service available seven days a week.

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Number 125 - Redwood to Westlake via Christchurch Airport

Available seven days a week.

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100% electric and zero emissions

Three electric buses are running on route 29, which operates between the Bus Interchange and Christchurch Airport, making route 29 Christchurch’s first wholly electric bus service.

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