Christchurch Transport Guide

Christchurch has a very simple grid road network so navigating the area is easy by foot, bike, car or public transport. Because of the small area in which Christchurch is settled, the public transport is incredibly effective in getting passengers around the city and out to the attractions in the vicinity.

Getting around

Hire a bike and peddle the flat streets of Christchurch for a relaxing and inexpensive way to get around the city. If car travel is preferred there isn’t much chance of getting lost, although just watch out for the one way streets that appear from nowhere. Parking in the city is pay and display by the hour and it is advisable to find a spot slightly out of the middle to avoid these charges. The bus service is frequent during the week and can take you to notable attractions such as New Brighton Beach and the resident Gondola. Over the weekend though the number of busses running drops to as little as two per hour. If you plan on using public transport throughout your stay you can save money by purchasing a MetroCard.