Metrocard is not available for purchase on buses, but you can purchase and top up your card at any of the below locations:
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.
Northlands Shopping Centre
Information Kiosk, House of Travel entrance, 55 Main North Rd, Papanui
Please note: If you lose your Metrocard, you can pick up a replacement card from the Metroinfo Kiosk at Central Station only. If you have registered your Metrocard, we can transfer your balance to your new card.
The cost of a Metrocard is $10.00 and you also are required to load a minimum of $10 onto the Metrocard for it to work. Thereafter, you can top-up your card with a minimum of $10 and multiples of $10 (eg $10, $20, $30).
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.
Download and read the terms and conditions for Metrocard (132kB)