Public transport at Alert Level 4

Public transport at Alert Level 4: Metro Canterbury advises that Christchurch busses are operating to Sunday timetables for essential travel only. Face coverings are required, please board via the rear door, fares are not being charged. For more information see this post or

Update – 10pm 17/08/21
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We hope everyone is feeling ok about New Zealand’s move to Alert Level 4 at 11.59pm tonight. We’re working on details right now regarding travel options for essential workers while we are at Level 4, and can confirm Metro services will be operating to Sunday timetables.

The Christchurch Bus Interchange and Metroinfo counter will be closed and services will run from the Manchester Street Superstop. Fares will not be required. Essential travel only, face coverings are required unless you are exempt, and please use the rear door only unless you require the front door for accessibility reasons.

Please watch this space for updates tonight.