• Services running to Sunday timetables and are for essential travel only

    IMPORTANT: Please register your trip for contact tracing purposes at: www.ecan.govt.nz/trace​

    Recently we were asked by the Ministry of Health to provide details of all passengers on each trip for contact tracing purposes. Please register your trip using the unique bus ID number written on posters within the vehicle. If you are unable to do this while on board​ you can register your trip afterward using your trip details instead (route, boarding location, destination and time of trip).

    From Thursday 26 March bus services are running to Sunday timetables, and will be for essential travel only.

    To help protect our drivers and to maintain the service, buses will have rear boarding only, and fares will not be required. ​

    In addition to the regular Sunday timetable there are a small number of extra trips on some routes in the early morning and late evening. The Diamond Harbour Ferry has a special timetable and route 135 is operating to its Saturday timetable.

    The Bus Interchange is closed and all central city services will use the Manchester St super stops instead.

    More details here: http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/promotions/Pages/Help-keep-us-all-well.aspx​

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Lincoln Express Service

​A trial express service from and to Lincoln and Prebbleton started in March 2015. The continuation of this service is subject to review, which will be measured in terms of how many people are using it. It runs Monday - Friday twice a day only. The bus is operated by Go Bus Ltd and the destination board will state “Lincoln Express”. ​

Morning trip​

The bus will depart from Lincoln University picking up at all stops in Lincoln and Prebbleton. It will then use the Southern Motorway to travel to Barrington St where it will turn right onto Lincoln Rd – dropping off at all stops from Lincoln Rd onwards. The bus will then travel via Moorhouse Ave, Selwyn St and Hagley Ave to Christchurch Hospital and onto the Bus Interchange and Ara Institute. View route map.


  • 7.20am Lincoln University
  • 7.35am Prebbleton
  • 7.50am Lincoln Rd
  • 8.02am Christchurch Hospital
  • 8.05am Bus Interchange
  • 8.10am Ara Institute

Afternoon Trip

The bus will depart from outside Ara Institute on Ferry Rd, travelling to the Bus Interchange and Christchurch Hospital. The bus will then travel up Hagley Ave onto Selwyn St, then up to Brougham St and the Southern Motorway back to Prebbleton and on to Lincoln via Springs and Birches Rds. View route map.


  • 5.15pm Ara Institute
  • 5.23pm Bus Interchange
  • 5.33pm Christchurch Hospital. From 15 March 2019 the hospital pick up point will be temporary stop 55972 on Hagley Ave outside Hagley College while the Tuam Street bus stops are upgraded.
  • 5.34 pm Selwyn St
  • 5.53pm Prebbleton
  • 6.08pm Lincoln University


Please Note those that use the service in the mornings to travel to Lincoln Rd will need to hop on the afternoon trip on Selwyn St at the bus stop between the petrol station and the Hazeldean St corner (the petrol station in located on the corner of Moorhouse Ave and Selwyn St).


Standard Metro fares apply to this service. Travel to and from Lincoln each way will be a ‘Zone 2’ fare while travel to and from Prebbleton each way will be a ‘Zone 1’ fare.​​​​

Adults   Children
$4.20 paying by cash $2.40 paying by cash
$2.65 using a metrocard $1.40 using a metrocard
$5.70 paying by cash $3.20 paying by cash
$3.85 using a metrocard $2.15 using a metrocard

Route Map​

​​Lincoln Express Bus Trips Map

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