Bus and ferry

Christchurch provides a range of bus and ferry services for those living in or visiting the city.


Christchurch bus and ferry services and routes are managed and provided by Environment Canterbury (ECan)(external link), operating under the branding Metro(external link).

The Metro network provides transport from most suburbs to the city, all shopping centres and a range of attractions around Christchurch. 

Bus maps and timetables

View the network map or choose your bus route for up to date timetable information.

Ferry timetable

Black Cat run a daily ferry service between Lyttelton and Diamond Harbour.

Travel and fare information

Taking the bus is both a relaxing and cheap way to get around town.

Get a Metrocard

Metrocard is the cheaper and more convenient way to travel by bus or ferry.

Bus shelters

Report a problem with a Christchurch bus shelter.