East West Coaches is the only shuttle/ bus service operating successfully over #25 years via the Lewis Pass from Westport to Christchurch return 6 days a week -... Sunday to Friday departing Westport at 8.00am & arriving Christchurch at 1.00pm. The same bus returns in the afternoon departing Christchurch at 2.00pm & arriving Westport at 7.00pm.
The bus can stop either way at these designated places by prior arrangement - Inangahua Junction, Reefton, Springs Junction, Maruia Springs, St James Walkway, Boyle River, Hanmer Junction, Culverden, Waikari, Waipara, Amberely, Waikuku, Woodend & Pineacres with the final stop Outside canterburu musem ,Rolleston Avenue.
**Bookings are essential**
All the bookings have to be done either through our office 03 789 6251
Agents : Caltex Westport or any of the I-Sites through out NZ
Special Services :
Total Mobility Service - This service provides transport assistance to people with disabilities to a provision of $15 subsidy per trip. Vouchers have to be obtained from Buller District Council office with a mobility ID and presented to us to get the subsided fare. Bookings are essential
Children under 12 travelling with a parent gets a discounted fare. Unaccompanied children must be over 8 yrs old to travel themselves as per NZTA
Christchurch Airport drop off & pick up upon request prior to the the day of travel with an extra charge of $25 per person. T & C's apply
Hanmer Springs pick up & drop off upon request with extra charge. T& C's apply
Bikes & surf boards can be transported with extra charge bookings in advance. Maximum of 2 bikes & 2 surf boards can be transported
Free senior citizens pick up & drop off when travelling - strictly senior citizens with in Westport town only. Request while booking your seat!
Ministry of Health patients are also transported on the bus. Booking has to be done by Buller Hospital staff with a client ID
All runs subject to demand, weather and road conditions