• Services running to Sunday timetables and are for essential travel only


    IMPORTANT: Please register your trip for contact tracing purposes at: www.ecan.govt.nz/trace​

    Recently we were asked by the Ministry of Health to provide details of all passengers on each trip for contact tracing purposes. Please register your trip using the unique bus ID number written on posters within the vehicle. If you are unable to do this while on board​ you can register your trip afterward using your trip details instead (route, boarding location, destination and time of trip).


    From Thursday 26 March bus services are running to Sunday timetables, and will be for essential travel only.


    To help protect our drivers and to maintain the service, buses will have rear boarding only, and fares will not be required. ​


    In addition to the regular Sunday timetable there are a small number of extra trips on some routes in the early morning and late evening. The Diamond Harbour Ferry has a special timetable and route 135 is operating to its Saturday timetable.


    The Bus Interchange is closed and all central city services will use the Manchester St super stops instead.


    More details here: http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/promotions/Pages/Help-keep-us-all-well.aspx​


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Where to Buy

 

Pop i​nto one of these locations with some ID to buy your Metrocard. 

Christchurc​h

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Ara Institute (Madras St)
Student information desk, Registry building, Madras St
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Ara Institute (Sullivan Ave)
Main Reception, Student Services Building,
Sullivan AveMon - Thur 8am - 6pm, Fri 8am - 4.30pm
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Bus Interchange
Metro Info Counter, Bus Interchange,
corner Lichfield St and Colombo St.
7.30am - 6pm weekdays and 
9am - 5pm weekends
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Te Hāpua - Halswell Centre
341 Halswell Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Monday - Sunday 9.00am - 7.00pm (December to March) 
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Hornby Library
Goulding Ave, Hornby
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Christchurch Airport i-Site 
International Arrivals Hall
Christchurch Airport
Hours: Monday - Sunday 8am - 6pm
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Linwood Service Centre 
and
Linwood Library (Eastgate Mall)

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.
Linwood Library offers Metro services when the
Service Centre is closed. Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9-6pm, Thurs 9-7pm, Sat, Sun 10-4pm.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 speading.
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Lyttelton Library 18 Canterbury St, corner London and Canterbury Streets
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.

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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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New Brighton Library
213 Marine Parade, New Brighton Pier
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Papanui Library & Service Centre
(From 30 March 2020)
35 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8053
Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday to Sunday 10am - 4pm
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Shirley Library
Temporarily moved to the Palms, located near Kmart.
Mon- Fri 9am - 5pm
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Spreydon Library
Main Issues Desk, 266 Barrington St, Spreydon
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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The South Library
66 Colombo Street, Beckenham, Christchurch 8022
Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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University Canterbury
Book Shop

University Book Shop, University Dr, University of Canterbury
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 3pm
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Upper Riccarton Library
71 Main South Rd, Sockburn 
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as  a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Waimakariri

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Kaiapoi Library and Service Centre 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 7630
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Rangiora Library 141 Percival St, Rangiora
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Selwyn

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Lincoln Library 22 Gerald St, Lincoln
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9am-6pm, Thurs 9am-8pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
EFTPOS and credit card payments only - no cash
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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Selwyn District Council Offices 2 Norman Kirk Dr, Rolleston, Monday – Friday  8.30am – 5pm
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
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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. The $10 card fee is not refundable.

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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