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About Us

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Methven Travel was started in June 1994 with the concept of fulfilling a niche market in the Methven -Mt Hutt tourism industry.

A major decision was made in 1996 to operate a timetabled service between Christchurch City / Airport and Methven. This has consolidated to a well known and respected service used by the majority of inbound tour operators and a vast number of free independent travelers.

In January 2003, we entered the School Bus service with 3 runs. Today Methven Travel travels over 1600km daily, carrying 600+ pupils on 14 different runs.

The Ski Buses were purchased from Leopard Coachlines in 2010 and added a new dimension to the company with clients being able to use one company for transport to/from Christchurch to Methven and Methven to Mt Hutt

Methven Travel now operates services – Methven – Christchurch – Methven: Mt Hutt Ski Bus, Charters, and School Buses.

Methven Travel also do weddings, conferences (which can be based in Methven and Terrace Downs), and social functions! Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options and how we can help.

It was formed as a family oriented company and remains so today.

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Methven Travel operates 14 school bus runs for four local schools – Mt Hutt College Methven, Methven Primary SchoolOur Lady of the Snows and Lauriston School. These bus runs encompass the area west of the Main Road to the Southern Alps from the Rakaia River to Mount Sommers. We transport approximately 650 students to and from the four schools daily. For this, we operate buses from nine seats to 45. These buses can also be used for charter work.


Methven Travel works closely with local conference providers to provide passenger transport logistics for conferences in Methven and also at Terrace Downs. Also providing seating to suit numbers and requirements for each individual conference.

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