Get your quote, it takes a minute

Christchurch Bus Hire

Our company charters buses and coaches that travel all across Christchurch. With a wide range of available vehicles to pick from, your Christchurch bus hire will give you a pleasant and memorable experience.

Whether you are interested in a short trip across town or a multi-day expedition across the country, a ski trip to Mt Cook, or to visit Akaroa, there is a bus in Christchurch perfect for your needs. At Rentabus, we understand that planning a trip for a large group is not easy. So we’ve made it our mission to simplify the process as much as possible. You deserve a professional service – pick Rentabus as your Christchurch bus company partner. You can contact us via the form above. 2

Benefits of booking with Rentabus

Benefits of booking bus with Rentabus

Christchurch Bus Hire FAQ

There are so many things to consider when hiring a bus for the first time.  Throughout the article we have put together a number of FAQ to help answer the questions that you may have.

Bus hire prices in Christchurch are determined based on the number of passengers, the trip distance, the date of your trip, the time of year, and the driver’s time.  Scroll down to see a few of the example bus trips and their prices.  Or simply use the above booking form to find a great offer today!

We have you covered. All of our bus charters in Christchurch include professional drivers. Just contact us above and we will sort your needs.  We do not provide dry hire (buses without a driver).  

You can book anything from minibuses up to large tour coaches. And when you make the booking, you also have the option to choose whether you want a budget, standard, or luxury vehicle for your trip.  New Zealand is an amazing place to tour by bus.  Have a look below to see some of the different types of buses available in Christchurch.

Just like with planes, bus charter prices often increase closer to your departure date. Therefore, we always recommend to our clients to book a vehicle as early as possible. If you are booking more than a month out, you’ll also be able to cancel your trip within the first 48 hours and receive a full refund.

Some of our clients that trust our services!

Providing bus services for leading brands

Bus Hire Pricing in Christchurch

There are many factors that need to be taken into account when pricing for a bus hire in Christchurch.  The easist way to get a price for your trip is to fill in the form above.  You can do it in 30 seconds, we tested it.  Below we have provide a couple of actual trips that we did over the last year to give you an indication of what a bus hire costs in Christchurch.  

Educational Trip

This educational trip is to take a group of 40 passengers on a return trip up to Kaiapoi from Christchurch central.  The distance is 40km and they are to leave at 5pm and return at 8:30pm.  The bus chosen is a budget bus, which will most likely be an older coach or a city style bus.  The total cost is $690 for this trip.

Family Trip

This trip is for a family of 50 going from Hornby in Christchurch to Akaroa.  The total distance travelled is $160km leaving at 1:30pm and coming back at 9:45pm.  The bus driver will stay with the bus in Akaroa waiting for when the family needs to return.  The total cost of this for this trip is $1440.  

See what our customers say about us!

Alix Walles
Read More
Fantastic service! Very highly recommend. Were on time, with a very friendly driver, and were super flexible and onto it when we had to add on a last-minute extra stop. Thanks so much!
Katlin Hewlitt
Read More
Amazing service from enquiry to execution. Great pricing, fast response, excellent quality vehicles and lovely drivers ! Couldn't really ask for anything more
DeArne Leyson
Read More
Great company, will be using them for all transport in the future.
Herewaina Tumahai
Read More
We run a very well organised on schedule event and time is very crucial. Bus was on time if not earlier than expected which was great. Managing a group of 40 is very challenging at times, Kay made things so easy for me and we were super happy with the services.
Melanie Guy
Read More
We hired Rentabus for my partners stag event. I booked over the phone with Kay, and she made it so easy. We received follow up emails confirming everything, and the week prior I made a last minute change, and it was hassle free

Wedding Bus Hire in Christchurch

With our professional drivers, getting your guests to and from a venue safely will be the last thing you’ll need to worry about.  Let us take care of this stressful part of your wedding and make your day perfect. Simply tick off the “wedding guest transport” to-do list by filling out the form above. We can help determine whether a wedding shuttle service is the best choice for you or a wedding bus that stays at your venue. 

Planning a wedding can be a very satisfying experience. However, it is often quite stressful and can make you feel overwhelmed. Between choosing the perfect venue, music, catering, outfits, flowers, and guest lists, transport for the guests can become a last-minute rush. We can take this burden off your shoulders and ensure that your wedding guests are brought safely and in a timely manner to your desired venue.

A wedding would not be the same without your loved ones there to share the moment. And oftentimes, people like to have a good time and not need to worry about things like alcohol restrictions, arriving in time or getting home safely after the event. All of your problems can be solved by arranging a bus charter in Christchurch for your guests.

Christchurch is one of the best places in New Zealand to throw a Hens or Bucks party. But for it to be stress-free, you need to ensure that everyone’s transport is taken care of. Nobody likes to organise multiple taxis or Ubers at each stop. The problem can easily be solved if you simply rent a minibus in Christchurch for your Bucks or Hens Party.

Would you like to celebrate your engagement with your family and friends in a nice restaurant or venue in Christchurch? Spare your guests the hassle of finding parking and good drivers. Arrange a bus hire to help everyone arrive on time, celebrate together, and then get home safely.

Let us help you select the right bus

If you’re searching for reliable bus hire in Christchurch, Rentabus has available a large selection of buses and they all come with friendly, professional drivers to make your trip perfect. The options range from cheap minibuses, all the way through to luxury coaches. We can organise mini-coach hires and minivans with drivers, and we can provide up to a 25 seater minibus. Just let us know what you need and we will match you to the right bus in Christchurch. 




Excellent for trips with small groups of people. Can be booked with just the basics or all the bells and whisles

City Bus

City Bus

If you want to just move people from one place to another over a short distance then this is the bus for you.



Designed for long trips with more comfortable seats and better views

Minibus Hire in Christchurch

We have a wide range of minibus options that will suit any group size. Our minibus charters, apart from differing in size, also differ in amenities. Be sure to pick the right class for your needs and preferences and mention any amenities that are important to you so we can find you the perfect vehicle. Hiring a minibus in Christchurch is ideal if you have a group of up to 25 people. These types of vehicles have all classes and can fit where larger buses can’t. Because of this, they are often used for highly customized small group tours.

Coach Hire in Christchurch

We have a variety of coaches available, from older types to new luxury coaches for hire. These new models that are perfect for entertaining clients for a corporate event, transporting guests to your wedding, or for longer trips that require specific amenities to give you a pleasant experience. A luxury bus is an excellent choice for tours and passengers that demand a high level of comfort. Let Rentabus provide your luxury bus hire for your next event.

City Bus Hire in Christchurch

We also have numerous city or school buses to rent in Christchurch. In some situations, the cost is the biggest factor in making the decision. And when this is the case, you can select a budget bus from our list. We will provide you with the cheapest bus for rent we can find in your area, but we will also make sure that it’s clean and reliable. These buses are usually a bit older than the other coaches. Their amenities will differ based on the location.

Christchurch Airport Shuttle and Charter Buses

If you’re searching for an airport shuttle or a charter bus that can transport you to or from the Christchurch International Airport, Rentabus can help you find exactly what you need. If you have a group of around 20 people, it would be a good idea to book a minibus. Often you are tired from your trip, so having a Christchurch airport shuttle ready for your arrival will provide huge benefits to your team. If you have a larger group we recommend that you hire a coach for the shuttle.

Getting your group from the plane to the hotel can be a logistical nightmare. Using a large number of taxis or rideshares, or waiting for public transport isn’t the most cost-effective option. Instead, you should consider renting a bus to get you from the airport to your destination.

Are you trying to catch a flight with a large group and aren’t willing to risk anything? Let Rentabus help you charter a bus with a professional driver to get your group to the airport together and on time.

Explore New Zealand with us

What are you waiting for. It only takes 30 seconds to get a quote

No cost – No obligation.  Get your free quote now !