Airport Pickup Service
If you are arriving in New Zealand for the first time and are intending to study for at least one semester ie February-July or July-December, the University can arrange to have you picked up from the airport and delivered to your pre-arranged accommodation. This service is also available to students who are new to New Zealand and studying through the UC International College (UCIC).
This service is free but must be booked five working days prior to your departure.
Please note that bookings made on a Saturday or Sunday cannot be processed until Monday. Alternatively, the public transport system from the airport provides bus, shuttle and taxi services, see Christchurch Airport page or view details below.
Bookings are made with Gold Band Taxis Christchurch Ltd or NZ Look Shuttles - any amendments to a confirmed booking must be made with the company directly. Any charges incurred for an airport pickup due to failure to inform the taxi company of a change may result in the student being charged.
Please fill in the following form with all your details
Purple Line Bus – Airport to Sumner via Avonhead
Departs from outside the far end of the International Arrivals Hall (past the Vodafone counter) and available 7 days a week
Estimated cost Airport to University - NZ$4.00
Super Shuttle – 0800 (SHUTTLE) (0800 748885)
Located outside the International Arrivals Hall and available 24 hours a day
Estimated cost Airport to University - NZ$23.00
Gold Band Taxis – (03) 3795 795
There are two taxi ranks – one located at each end of the terminal
If no taxi is available, use the free phone located at the International Arrivals Hall
Estimated cost Airport to University – NZ$35.00