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Topic # 223668 11-Oct-2017 14:53
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I need to go north, I notice I cant from the airport but can from the bus exchange which is 10km away.

 

Is there a regular bus from the airport to the bus interchange?


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  Reply # 1881977 11-Oct-2017 15:10
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Just take the number 29 bus from the first stop outside the airport (10 minutes walk to outside the new shopping precinct) if you don't want to be charged the airport terminal premium.

 

 

There is also route 125 which can take you to the Northlands shopping centre where you interconnect to other buses heading north without going via the main bus exchange in the city centre.

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  Reply # 1881979 11-Oct-2017 15:12
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Is it still the case that Metrocard holders still pay the normal fare ex-Airport? I remember getting a Metrocard just for this many years ago. Probably not useful if you can't get one at the Airport itself though.


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  Reply # 1882003 11-Oct-2017 15:50
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You can get the Purple Line or 29 into the city. The cash fare from the airport is $8.50. People who have a metro card (mostly people who live in the Christchurch) only have to pay $2.55. But unfortunately, you can't get one of those at the airport.

 

There is also the 125 bus which goes to Northlands and Redwood from the airport, At Northlands, you can change onto other northbound services, like the Blue Line.


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  Reply # 1882239 12-Oct-2017 08:25
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So you don't pay the airport surcharge for the bus if you're using a Metrocard?

 

 


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  Reply # 1882253 12-Oct-2017 08:46
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sbiddle:

 

So you don't pay the airport surcharge for the bus if you're using a Metrocard?

 

 

 

 

Yes, that's right. Something like $7 vs $2.60. 

 

Cash customers can avoid the airport surcharge by avoiding the stop right outside the terminal - if you wander down to the Antarctic Centre or Shopping Centre then you'll pay the usual cash fare of $3 or so


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  Reply # 1882295 12-Oct-2017 09:18
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sbiddle:

 

So you don't pay the airport surcharge for the bus if you're using a Metrocard?

 

 

 

 

Yep. It really is a case of gouging the tourists


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