Hospital car parking

Christchurch Hospital shuttle service is moving...

Please note: From Monday 2 July 2018 the Christchurch Hospital shuttle service is moving to Lichfield Street Car Park building. See below for more information .


Christchurch Hospital Park & Ride

The popular Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Women's Hospital Park & Ride runs from the Deans Ave car park on Deans Ave.

When travelling to hospital we recommend that you allow extra time to get to your appointment.



Park and Ride Christchurch Hospital Shuttle

park and ride snip.JPGThe shuttle operates from 7:30am – 8:30pm, seven days a week.

Paying for your parking

  • 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.

About the shuttle

  • 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.

At Christchurch Hospital

  • There are extra volunteers, orderlies and security staff to help you when you arrive at the main entrance.

Drop off zone Drop off Zone

drop off zone snip.JPGThere is a designated DROP-OFF ZONE at Christchurch Hospital.

The drop-off zone is located outside the Christchurch Hospital main entrance.

  • 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.

mobility parking Mobility parking Mobility Parking at Christchurch Hospital

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.

Alternative transport options

Other transport alternatives, depending on your condition, include biking, busing, or carpooling to hospital.

bike-small.jpg Bike to hospital Bike to Christchurch Hospital

There is new bike parking outside the main hospital entrance for staff and public use. Bike parking is at owner's risk so remember to lock your bike securely.

Bus to hospital Bus to Christchurch Hospital

Many buses stop right outside Christchurch Hospital in both directions – towards and away from the city centre.


Check for more details of bus routes and timetables.

Christchurch Hospital shuttle service moving to Lichfield Street Car Park building from Monday 2 July 2018

The patient and visitor hospital shuttle service between Deans Avenue and Christchurch Hospital is moving.

From Monday 2 July the shuttle will pick up and drop off users from the Christchurch City Council's car park building at 33 Lichfield Street .

The service will run to its existing timetable and will pick up / drop off from the same hospital locations - the main entrance of Christchurch Hospital and Hagley Outpatients.

There is a new recorded 0800 number for the very latest parking information: 0800 555 300.

Update: Wednesday 20 June 2018

Car Pooling

Share a ride to hospital. Think about carpooling to work. See and click on Canterbury for more details.

Parking fine waivers for CCC car parks

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.

More information about council car parking

Christchurch City Council website - Disputing a parking ticket

Christchurch car parking and travel information

Up to date car parking information can be found at the Transport for Christchurch website:

Patient & Visitor Car Parking
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Page last reviewed: 20 June 2018
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