We provide three types of public transport in the Canterbury region — urban public transport services in Greater Christchurch and Timaru, subsidised door-to-door transport services for people with mobility impairments as part of our Total Mobility scheme and funding grants for Community Vehicle Trusts.

Bus stops, seats, shelters and bus priority measures are provided and maintained by city and district councils. Our Canterbury Regional Public Transport Plan (PDF File, 6.9MB) is updated every three years and includes policies on fares, funding, vehicle quality, service standards, procurement, infrastructure and monitoring. Our metro strategies for Greater Christchurch and Timaru set targets aimed at improving public transport based on public suggestions and the work of our Public Transport Advisory Group.

Future public transport

We work with partner organisations and stakeholders to consider what public transport in Canterbury could look like in future.

  • Find information about public transport routes, fares and timetables on our Metro website