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Students & Seniors


Travel cheaper or free
with a SuperGold or
Cando Card. 

Cando Card

Cheaper travel for students under 18 years old

A Cando card is an ID card that some high schools in Canterbury use. They work exactly the same way as metrocards, offering discounts, fare caps and the ability to top up online. They are issued by high schools at the beginning of each year.

If you're under 18, you will be charged a child fare using a Cando card on the bus. If you turn 18 during the school year, the card will automatically change to an adult card. 

To see if your school uses Cando cards please contact your school reception. 

If your school does not have Cando cards and you would like to purchase one please visit ecardz.co.nz/cando/.

SuperGold Card

65 and over and veterans travel free nationwide

SuperGold card holders travel free on all off-peak Metro bus and ferry service. It's our way of saying "thank you" to our seniors and veterans. The SuperGold Card is free for all eligible New Zealand residents aged 65 years or over and those under 65 who receive the New Zealand Superannuation or the Veteran's Pension.

Off-peak travel is between 9am and 3pm, after 6:30pm weekdays, and all day on weekends and public holidays. When boarding, please show your SuperGold card to the driver - you must do this to be eligible for free travel. If you have any questions about using your SuperGold card on Metro services give us a call on 03 366 8855. ​

How do I apply for a SuperGold Card?

To apply for a card, or for further information on eligibility and discounts, visit www.supergold.govt.nz, email information@supergold.govt.nz or call 0800 25 45 65.