Patients & Visitors
The popular Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Women's Hospital Park & Ride service has moved to the Deans Ave car park on Deans Ave.
When travelling to hospital we recommend that you allow extra time to get to your appointment.
View the location of park and ride shuttle bus stops, drop-off zones, mobility parking and other travel options for Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Women's Hospital.
The shuttle operates from 7:30am – 8:30pm, seven days a week.
Pay for your parking before you leave for the hospital. Parking meters are located alongside the portacom where you wait to catch the shuttle.
Parking costs $5 for the day – cash or credit card (paying by credit card costs 50c extra). Bring coins - notes are NOT accepted.
Remember your car registration - you need to enter this into the parking machine when you pay for your parking. The exit is equipped with a number-plate reader that recognises that you have paid before exiting.
The shuttle is free & operates 7 days a week.between 7:30am and 8:30pm daily.
Shuttles leave every 15-20 minutes and drop off & pick up at Hagley Outpatients and the main entrance to Christchurch Hospital.
Parents are responsible for bringing their children's car seats. The shuttle can accommodate prams.
The shuttle is not suitable for wheelchairs. Note: there are now more mobility parks on site at Christchurch Hospital.
There are seats inside the portacom at the car park for those waiting for the next shuttle, and there are also toilet facilities available.
There are extra volunteers, orderlies and security staff to help you when you arrive at the main entrance.
Refer to the travel options map for details about the car park location and shuttle bus stops.
There is a designated DROP-OFF ZONE at Christchurch Hospital.
The drop-off zone is located outside the Christchurch Hospital main entrance (refer to travel options map).
If you are a patient; a family member or friend can drop you off close to the main entrance.
Volunteers will be on hand during the day to help people who are dropped off find their way to appointments.
Your driver can then make use of the shuttle bus service, or come back later to collect you at an agreed time.
If you are a mobility parking permit holder you can park in one of the designated mobility spaces located outside the front of the hospital (refer to the travel options map).
Other transport alternatives, depending on your condition, include biking, busing, or carpooling to hospital.
There is new bike parking outside the main hospital entrance for staff and public use - (refer to travel options map above). Bike parking is at owner's risk so remember to lock your bike securely.
Many buses stop right outside Christchurch Hospital in both directions – towards and away from the city centre.
Check www.metroinfo.co.nz for more details of bus routes and timetables.
Share a ride to hospital. Think about carpooling to work. See letscarpool.govt.nz and click on Canterbury for more details.
If you receive a Christchurch City Council parking ticket after being unavoidably detained whilst attending hospital you may be able to apply for a waiver of the fine.
To obtain a waiver form either ask at the main reception or phone 03 378 6398 to request a form by post. Note: We cannot guarantee the parking fine will be waived by the council.
Christchurch City Council website - Disputing a parking ticket
Up to date car parking information can be found at the Transport for Christchurch website: http://www.tfc.govt.nz/travel-by/car/
See our hospital services pages:
Christchurch Women's Hospital
The Princess Margaret Hospital
Know your number plate – you’ll need it to pay at the new park & ride
Christchurch Hospital’s popular Park and Ride service is changing location
For more information about Parking at Christchurch Hospital read Frequently Asked Questions.
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