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Where to Buy


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


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Ara Institute (Madras St)
Student information desk, Registry building, Madras St
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Ara Institute (Sullivan Ave)
Main Reception, Student Services Building,
Sullivan AveMon - Thur 8am - 6pm, Fri 8am - 4.30pm
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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
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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) 
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Hornby Library
Goulding Ave, Hornby
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Christchurch Airport i-Site 
International Arrivals Hall
Christchurch Airport
Hours: Monday - Sunday 8am - 6pm
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Linwood Service Centre 
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.
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Lyttelton Library 18 Canterbury St, corner London and Canterbury Streets
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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
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Northlands Shopping Centre
Information Kiosk, House of Travel entrance, 55 Main North Rd, Papanui
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Shirley Library
36 Marshland Rd, Shirley, Christchurch 8061
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Shirley Library now offers Metrocards and top-ups on Saturdays and Sundays when the Service Centre is closed.
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Spreydon Library
Main Issues Desk, 266 Barrington St, Spreydon
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The South Library
66 Colombo Street, Beckenham, Christchurch 8022
Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm
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University Canterbury
Book Shop

University Book Shop, University Dr, University of Canterbury
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 3pm
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Upper Riccarton Library
71 Main South Rd, Sockburn 
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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 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
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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. 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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