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Blue Star Taxis has been servicing the Canterbury region for over 80 years. We are Canterbury owned and operated with a passion for providing safe, reliable transport to our fellow Cantabrians and all visitors to this beautiful Garden City.

From its very inception in 1929 Blue Star Taxis has been built on the basis of operating a fleet of owner operated taxis. Each shareholder may only own one share and each share allows one vehicle to be operated. This business model is still in place today and would be fairly unique amongst other New Zealand Taxi Companies. The business structure means that Blue Star Taxis passengers can often be assured that the person driving their cab is the actual cab owner.

In 1929 Blue Star Taxis was created with 15 owner operators, in 1930 the first night shift drivers were employed and in 1947 Blue Star Taxis became the first taxi company in the South Island to introduce two way radios.

Today we are the largest taxi company in the South Island. We pride ourselves on our reputation for service and reliability, and we make sure that we provide each and every client with an exceptional experience when they travel with us.

Blue Star Taxis are the exclusive taxi company for all major events in Christchurch. These include Riccarton Races, Cup Week, The Buskers Festival, and Ellerslie International Flower Show. Blue Star Taxis also service the cruise ships at Lyttelton & Akaroa Harbour.


Blue Star Taxis reputation is built on Service. For over 80 years Blue Star has had a system of continual service improvement. To have survived the deregulation of the taxi industry Blue Star Taxis have found that it is Service that separates Blue Star Taxis from the other Taxi companies in Christchurch. Our band of drivers are worth their weight in gold! They are knowledgeable, friendly and prepared to go that extra mile. This is the core philosophy behind the service offered by Blue Star Taxis.

Blue Star Taxi drivers wear the company uniform at all times and are easily distinguished from other taxi drivers within the Christchurch area. Drivers are expected to get out of the vehicle and open doors for customers as well as providing assistance to load and unload luggage. All drivers carry a white board for Meet & Greets as well as an umbrella for inclement weather.

We’re sure you’ll be impressed by our service.


Our taxi was a few minutes early and the driver was happy to wait. A blessing when you have 3 kids to organise. He helped us with our luggage and had us to the airport in plenty of time.
Stephen Spreydon
Rating: 5

I was very impressed when I used the online booking form for the first time and received a note back telling me my cab was on its way. Thank You.

Raelene Belfast
Rating: 5

My mum is in her 80’s and needed to feel safe and secure to get to a specialist appointment. She told me her Blue Star driver was very helpful and courteous.

Tracy Avonhead
Rating: 5
On time, clean car, driver friendly -
Manuel Page K.
06:29 09 Nov 21
We arrived at the work function and we arrived home safely afterwards thank you Blue Star Taxis
Deborah D.
04:14 02 Dec 21
Quick efficient got me there in a hurry
Justin W.
01:48 04 Dec 21
Good drivers. Fair fares. Safe for your kids.
Ros H.
06:00 21 Dec 21
Excellent friendly, helpful and professional service. Our taxi was on time, the driver backed down our driveway and loaded all our bags. Great work Nabio, thank you.
Sylvia S.
18:21 01 Jan 22
Taxi driver we had to Railway Station #129 lovely. Chatty, helpful and knowledgeable about this city. Great service
Susan K.
08:19 01 Feb 22
Efficient & friendly.Martin stalwart of Taxi Driver's. Thank you.
Cherie M.
21:56 22 Feb 22
on time very polite very clean car well dressed
Neville E.
15:55 04 May 22
Efficient and super helpful.
Hilary A.
08:09 24 May 22
Hi everyone it's been years since I've used a taxi and I've heard all sorts of horror stories about different servicesBUT thank goodness a person can still rely on bluestarOn time clean cabs and drivers are very polite well dressedGood job bluestar
Michael C.
10:07 17 Jun 22
My private taxi driver is very good at his mahi # job. And he gave me a can of energy v too drink, for my return taxi.
Krystle Rocket H.
15:25 30 Jun 22
Great service. Super friendly driver, the lady on the pH wen I called also very friendly and helpful 😊
Karlene D.
04:38 23 Jul 22
Friendly,polite and helpful drivers. From out of town.Call staff really known their job, great phone technicians. Taxis well presented. Pre pick up notifications great. SAFE DRIVING. ON TIME AND AT THE RIGHT PLACE.
Mike P.
16:54 16 Aug 22
The driver was courteous and friendly - highly recommend
Jenna B.
08:51 19 Aug 22
I was in such a rush to the airport I didn't even catch the driver's name but to the young Asian driver who took the panic attack guy to the airport 6 stars out of 5 he even got out and ran with me to show me where the right gate was and I made it on time. Absolute legend. Thankyou
Thomas C.
05:13 03 Sep 22
superb thoughtful drivers thank u
Maureen H.
23:43 26 Sep 22
On time very welcoming and safe for traveling alone. Well done team.
Owen P.
07:08 04 Oct 22
Friendly drivers and good road and street knowledge.
Mark C.
03:11 12 Oct 22
Great service and driver
Gayle H.
04:24 08 Nov 22
On time service
Romuld R.
07:52 03 Dec 22
On time and text 2 minutes out
Grant K.
00:03 14 Oct 22
Good service
C L.
19:15 21 Sep 22
Professional, know the city and nice tidy cabs at a fair price.
Pete W.
10:02 09 Aug 22
I catch bluestar taxis every time and I highly recommend them. Service and people make bluestar exceptional.
Andrew G.
11:14 15 May 22
Good stuff Blue Star
Graeme P.
08:10 20 Apr 22
Great customer service
Carrie-Leigh L.
05:04 17 Apr 22
Great service.
Paulette C.
07:06 31 Dec 21
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