Hospital car parking

​​Christchurch Hospital Shuttle

Please note: as of 2 July 2018 the Canterbury DHB's hospital shuttle service no longer operates from the Deans Ave car park on Deans Ave. Additionally, as of 30 July 2018 we are informed that the non-DHB park & ride service from Deans Ave has ceased to run. 

The Canterbury DHB's popular Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Women's Hospital shuttle service now runs from the Christchurch City Council's Lichfield Street Car Park building at 33 Lichfield Street.

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

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

Other privately operated park and ride services are available within the vicinity of the hospital. 

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Park and Ride Canterbury DHB's Christchurch Hospital Shuttle

The shuttle operates from 7:15 am – 8:30 pm, seven days a week.

  • Drive into the car park at 33 Lichfield Street, take a ticket from the machine at the barrier arm, and park anywhere there is a space.

  • Digital signs show you where to park and how many spaces are left.

  • Take the stairs or the lift to the designated pick-up area at Level 2A. This area is clearly marked and has seating.

  • The shuttle will pick you up from this area, and bring you back to the same location after your appointment.

Paying for your parking

  • Pay for your parking at the pay machines in the building before you return to your car.

  • Pay machines are located on the ground floor (cash and cards) and on Level 2A (cards only).

  • Car parking rates are set by the Christchurch City Council: see

  • The first hour of parking is free. Parking costs $2.80 an hour or part hour after this, with a maximum daily rate of $10.

  • The night rate (6 pm to 6 am) is $2.50 an hour or $5 maximum.

About the shuttle

  • The shuttle is free & operates 7 days a week between 7:15 am and 8:30 pm 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 mobility parks on site at Christchurch Hospital.

About the car park

Features of the Lichfield Street Car Park building:

  • Digital signs show you where spaces are and how many spaces are left.

  • Coloured lights above each space also show you where the free spaces are.

  • There are lifts and stairs to all floors.

  • Parking is wholly under cover except for the top floor.

  • There is mobility parking on the ground floor.

  • There are toilets on the ground floor.

  • There are pay machines on the ground floor and on Level 2A. The ground floor machines take cash and cards. The machine at Level 2A is cards only.

  • The car park has spaces for electric vehicles to recharge.

  • The car park is open 24/7.


The car park at 33 Lichfield Street is opposite the Justice Precinct. It is not The Crossing car park, which is operated by Wilsons and is further down Lichfield Street.

This is the only shuttle service run by the CDHB. Please make sure that you get on the correct shuttle bus when you leave the hospital. Our buses are clearly marked with the Lichfield Street destination.

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.

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 Christchurch City Council website:

Patient & Visitor Car Parking
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Page last reviewed: 04 October 2018