With the Metrocard you pay $2.30 adult per trip instead of the $3.20 cash adult fare.
Use your Metrocard and you'll only be charged between $4.60 and $8.40 per day even if you make 3 or more trips!
Here's what travel with the Metrocard costs for adults travelling around Greater Christchurch:
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It's easy, just follow these steps:
If you live in a 2 or 3 zone area and travel from the city on a zone 1 service to transfer onto a zone 2 or 3 service home you need to ask the driver of the first bus to charge you the zone 2 or 3 fare. This ensures you do not have to pay the zone 1 fare of the first bus and then also the zone 2 fare.
For example: Sally lives in Rangiora and studies at Canterbury University; she travels on the Orbiter to Northlands then hops on The Blue Line to get home. She tells the driver of the Orbiter to charge her a ‘zone 3’ fare. In doing so she does not get charged the extra $2.30 for using the Orbiter within zone 1 but only The Blue Line fare of $4.20.
A Candocard is a Metrocard for high school students. Find out about Candocards .
Here's what travel with the Metrocard or Candocard costs if you're under-18:
Children under-5 years-of-age, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger, can travel free-of-charge.
Check our fares and costs information.