There are 4 options of transport to the Eco Villa
Taxi, Shuttle, Hire car or Bus
FROM THE AIRPORT
We have a fixed $45 special rate with Green Cabs from Christchurch Airport to the Eco Villa. This trip takes around 25 minutes. We recommend pre-booking with Green Cabs and they will wait with your name on a board at the main luggage claim nearest the taxi stand. Here is the link to book: https://www.greencabs.co.nz/book-a-taxi - let the driver know you'd like the fixed fare to the Eco Villa. If you don't pre-book you can see if there are any Green Cabs in the taxi stand and tell them you'd like the fixed fare to the Eco Villa.
There is a shuttle which costs $19 for the first person and $5 per person after that. It takes approximately 30 mins from the Airport to the Eco Villa. Here is a link to their website to book: https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/booking or a link to their app: https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/app. Book using the code “Eco Villa” and receive a discount. Free phones are available in the Airport Arrivals hall if you have not booked prior to arrival.
Thrifty Hire Car - 5% when you book through Eco Villa!
Thrifty have an airport and a city branch for easy pick ups and drop offs. They even have a fleet of EV’s! Charge your Electric Vehicle at many charging stations across the country and reduce your footprint whilst traveling. You can book a hire car either online at www.thrifty.co.nz or via the contact centre on 0800 73 70 70. Quote the Eco Villa ID number – 7298615642 - at the time of booking and receive 5% off your entire booking!
Christchurch City Buses
You can catch the bus for $8.50pp. Either hop on the purple line bus to the Bus Station, then walk just a short ten minutes. Or catch the 29 bus and get off on Manchester Street, just next to the Mexico Restaurant. The number 29 bus departs the airport every 30 minutes and takes between 35 minutes or 45 minutes including walking time from the Airport to the Eco Villa depending on time of day. The 29 bus drops you closer and is quicker but there is also another bus you can catch the Airport to Sumner bus. It costs $8.50 per person to catch the public bus one way or $15 return.
Here is a link to plan your bus trip: http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/journeyplanner/index.html?region=christchurch#/journey_plans/new
FROM THE BUS STATION
We are only a ten minute walk from the bus station. However, if you have very heavy bags you can take the number 60 bus, which will take you straight to Hereford Street, almost right outside our door! The bus fair is $4
FROM THE TRAIN STATION
It's around a 50 minute walk from the station, so we recommend taking the Orange Bus Line from Lincoln Road to Gloucester Street, which is then just a 5 minute walk to the Eco Villa.