Where to Buy


Pop into one of these locations with some ID to buy your Metrocard. 


Agent Address Map
The Bus Interchange Metro Info Counter, Bus Interchange, corner Lichfield St and Colombo St. 7.30am - 6pm weekdays and 9am - 5pm weekends View map
Ara Institute (Madras St) Student information desk, Registry building, Madras St View map
Ara Institute (Sullivan Ave) Main Reception, Student Services Building, Sullivan Ave
Mon - Thur 8am - 6pm, Fri 8am - 4.30pm
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Hornby Library Goulding Ave, Hornby View map
Lyttelton Library 18 Canterbury St, corner London and Canterbury Streets
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New Brighton Library 213 Marine Parade, New Brighton Pier View map

Northlands Shopping Centre

Information Kiosk, House of Travel entrance, 55 Main North Rd, Papanui

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Spreydon Library Main Issues Desk, 266 Barrington St, Spreydon View map
Upper Riccarton Library 71 Main South Rd, Sockburn  View map
University Canterbury
Book Shop
University Book Shop, University Dr, University of Canterbury
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 3pm
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Shirley Library
36 Marshland Rd, Shirley, Christchurch 8061
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
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Linwood Service Centre
(Eastgate Mal
6 Buckleys Rd, Linwood, Christchurch 8062
1st floor in the library, Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
The Linwood Service Centre is on the first floor of Eastgate Mall and in an open plan area beside the library.
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Metro Mart Riccarton
116 Riccarton Rd, next to the inbound Metro Lounge
Mon - Fri 6.30am - 9pm, Sat 8am - 9pm, Sun 10am - 8pm
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Agent Address Map
Kaiapoi Library and Service Centre 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 7630 View map
Rangiora Library 141 Percival St, Rangiora View map


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Lincoln University
Ground floor of George Forbes Memorial Building (opposite the Library) 47 Ellesmere Jct Rd, Lincoln
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Selwyn District Council Offices 2 Norman Kirk Dr, Rolleston, Monday – Friday  8.30am – 5pm View map

Bring ID
with you as staff must sight it to issue a card. Accepted identifications are – drivers license, birth certificate, passport, Cando Cards or School Identification with your name and date of birth on it.

Please note: If you lose your Metrocard, you can pick up a replacement card from the Metroinfo Counter at the Bus Interchange only. If you have registered your Metrocard, we can transfer your balance to your new card.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a Metrocard is $10.00 and loading a minimum of $10 onto the Metrocard will activate it. After that, you can top-up your card with a minimum of $10.

Metrocard application form

Download a printable application form (65 kB) to take in with you. Please note we do not accept postal applications, please print the form, fill it out and take it to a Metro agent listed above.

Metrocard Terms and Conditions

Download and read the terms and conditions for Metrocard (132kB)

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