Red Bus (New Zealand)

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Red Bus
Christchurch red bus logo.png
ParentChristchurch City Holdings
LocaleNew Zealand
Service areaChristchurch
Service typeBus services
Fleet151 (August 2018)
Annual ridership3.87 million (2017/18)
Fuel typeDiesel
Chief executivePaul McNoe

Red Bus is a bus operator in Christchurch, New Zealand. Red Bus operates bus services around Christchurch.


Red Bus evolved from the Christchurch Transport Board. It is now owned by Christchurch City Holdings, a holding company of the Christchurch City Council.[1][2] In December 2014, a charter division commenced under the Red Travel brand.[3] In November 2016 the business of Aaron Travel was purchased.[4]

In 2019 three Alexander Dennis bodied BYD K9 electric buses will be introduced.[5][6][7]


As at August 2018, Red Bus operated 151 vehicles, predominantly Designline bodied MANs.[8]


  1. ^ Christchurch City Holdings Ltd Christchurch City Council
  2. ^ About us Redbus
  3. ^ Red Travel Launch Red Bus 12 December 2014
  4. ^ Red Bus purchases Aaron Travel Red Bus 8 November 2016
  5. ^ Electric buses coming to Christchurch Red Bus 11 June 2018
  6. ^ More BUD ADL Enviro200EV Headed for New Zealand with Red Bus Order Alexander Dennis 13 June 2018
  7. ^ New Zealand's Red Bus orders BYD-ADL Enviro200EVs Coach & Bus Week issue 1347 19 June 2018 page 9
  8. ^ Red Bus Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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