"Kaikoura Express" - Red Travel launches new service

Red Travel is investing in a new, daily service from Christchurch to Kaikoura under the brand name Kaikoura Express, with the aim to provide a quality service and to increase frequency, commuters and visitors to the Kaikoura District and the wider Canterbury region.

The new addition of Kaikoura Express is in recognition of the continued growth of the FIT market within New Zealand and the Canterbury region and the excitement around Kaikoura's future.

A scenic photo stop with seals, quick points of interest on route and the ability to be collected from accommodation zones as well as the airport are key points of difference that Kaikoura Express will offer.

Paul McNoe, Red Bus Chief Executive says ‘We see a bright future for the Kaikoura region and Red Travel has been part of the Canterbury tourism scene for many years now. This is a natural fit to our business model as we look to accommodate more and more independent travellers. The Kaikoura Express also complements our Akaroa Shuttle service.'

"As a business and as people we are passionate about the region, the locals and encouraging visitors back to Kaikoura.”

Paul McNoe, Chief Executive, Red Bus

Red Travel is a division of Christchurch’s iconic Red Bus urban passenger transport company. Red Travel is endorsed by Tourism New Zealand and in 2017 has been awarded Qualmark Gold recognising the company’s commitment to professional, friendly standards, environmental consideration and its 5 star safety record.

Kaikoura Express begin operation on 2nd October 2017.