Methven Travel

Connecting travellers with the Mt Hutt Ski Field and the greater South Island of New Zealand. Offering both independent travel during winter from Christchurch and Methven to Mt Hutt and group touring all year round.

Business information

Methven Travel are the key to an enjoyable experience in the Methven and Canterbury region. They provide regular return transport services from Christchurch Airport and surrounding hotels and motels to Methven with no extra charges for ski and board bags. During the winter months the Mt Hutt Ski Bus provides seamless transport services to Mt Hutt Ski Area for skiers and snowboarders. All vehicles are clean, new and mechanically sound which all combines to provide a smooth ride and general peace of mind. The personable & friendly drivers at Methven Travel are experienced and highly skilled with an intimate knowledge of the roads in the area. This knowledge is best evidenced when travelling on the Mt. Hutt ski field access road, you are definitely in safe hands.

They have a popular non-skiing Snow Fun experience during winter which travels from Christchurch taking in the snow of Mt Hutt as well as the village of Methven where you can explore this ski and farming town with its shops, cafes, and Agricultural & Alpine centre.

Physical Address

160 Main Street
Methven, New Zealand


Phone: (+64) 3 302 8106
Freephone: 0800 684 888

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The owners

Methven Travel was started in June 1994 with the concept of fulfilling a niche market in the Methven -Mt Hutt tourism industry. This was consolidated in 1996 when they started their timetable service between Christchurch City / Airport and Methven. This well-known and respected service is now used by most inbound tour operators and a vast number of free independent travellers.



Methven Travel operates several services including their respected Methven – Christchurch – Methven transport: the winter season Mt Hutt Ski Bus Charters: and 14 different School runs that travel 1600km daily, carrying over 600 pupils. Methven Travel also do weddings, conferences and social functions. Operating throughout the ski season, the Methven Village Cruiser service travels around the town (major roads and accommodation stops) every 30 minutes from 5pm to 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. No tickets are required on this free service where visitors and locals can hail the bus as required and can be dropped off anywhere along the circuit. Their fleet of vehicles are modern & comfortable & are available for private charter work. Every detail is taken care of by their friendly staff to ensure the best experience possible.

Methven Travel