Christchurch Airport Informational Guide to Christchurch Airport (CHC) - Non Official

Christchurch Airport Bus

See the available bus options from Christchurch Airport to the city centre:

Metro Red Bus

Purple Line – Christchurch Airport to Sumner via Avonhead

By this bus line, transfer between Christchurch Airport and Sumner via Avonhead. This bus line transfers to Christchurch by the city centre. 

Stops: Sheffield Cres, Christchurch Airport, Avonhead Mall, Canterbury University, Westfield Riccarton, Christchurch Hospital, Bus Interchange (Platform A), Christchurch Polytechnic (CPIT), Ferrymead and Sumner. 

Total trip time is 1 hour and 5 minutes. 


From 05:45 am to 00:13 am (Monday to Friday), from 06:07 am to 00:13 am (Saturday) and from 06:37 am to 11:13 am (Sunday). 

Line no. 29 

Get from Christchurch Airport to downtown via Fendalton.

This bus line transfers to Christchurch by the city centre.

Stops: Christchurch Airport, Fendalton Rd & Clyde Rd and Bus interchange. 

Total trip time is 30 minutes. 


From 06:22 am to 10:52 pm (Monday to Friday), from 06:52 am to 11:52 pm (Saturday), from 07:22 am to 10:52 pm (Sunday). 

Line no. 125

Get from Redwood to Westlake via Christchurch Airport.

Stops: Redwood, Northlands Mall (Platform D), Bishopdale Mall, Christchurch Airport, Russley, the Hub Hornby, Westlake (Lancewood Dr) and Halswell Shops.

Total trip time: 1 hour and 1 minutes. 


From 05:56 am to 11:13 pm (Monday to Friday), from 06:11 am to 11:13 pm (Saturday), and from 07:11 am to 11:13 pm (Sunday). 


Ride them at the northern end of the International Arrivals Hall. 


Fixed fares are $8.50 one-way ticket, and $15.00 return ticket. 

Where do I buy my ticket?

Tickets are sold on board to the driver.

Super Shuttle

The Super Shuttle transfers between Christchurch Airport and downtown Christchurch.

You can additionally request your stop, since it is a door-to-door service. 

The trip to downtown Christchurch takes between 15 to 20 minutes.


Ride it outside the International Arrivals Hall. The shuttle rank is adjacent to the taxi rank. 


Prices may vary according to your destination.

Ask for more information regarding fares before booking your trip. 

Where do I buy my ticket?

Tickets are sold through Super Shuttle website or at the i-SITE team booth at Christchurch Airport.

Opening hours: 08:00 am to 08:00 pm.