Where to buy

 

​Metroca​rds are the low cost, contactless way to travel

As part of our response to COVID-19, we’re supporting contactless payment. Metrocards enable contact tracing to keep us all safe. 

You can order your new Metrocard online, or pop into one of the following agencies with some ID to get your free Metrocard. Find your nearest Metrocard Service Centre on this map.

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Agent Address Map
Ara Institute (Madras St)
Student information desk, Registry building,
Madras St
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5 pm,
Friday 8 am - 4.30 pm
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Ara Institute (Sullivan Ave)
Main Reception, Student Services Building,
Sullivan Ave
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 6 pm,
Friday 8 am - 4.30 pm
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Bus Interchange
Metro Info Counter, Bus Interchange,
corner Lichfield St and Colombo St.
Monday - Friday  9 am - 5.30 pm 
Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 5 pm
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Te Hāpua - Halswell Centre
341 Halswell Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025
Monday to Friday 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm 
Monday - Sunday 9 am - 7 pm (December to March) 
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Hornby Library Goulding Ave, Hornby 
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
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Christchurch Airport i-Site 
International Arrivals Hall
Christchurch Airport
Hours: Monday - Sunday 8 am - 6 pm
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, due to Covid-19 response
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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: Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 6 pm,
Thursday 9 am - 7 pm,
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.
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Lyttelton Library 18 Canterbury St, corner London and Canterbury Streets
Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

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Metro Mart Riccarton
116 Riccarton Rd, next to the inbound Metro Lounge
Monday - Friday 6.30 am - 9 pm,
Saturday 8 am - 9 pm,
Sunday 10 am - 8 pm
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New Brighton Library
213 Marine Parade, New Brighton Pier
Monday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
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Papanui Service Centre

From 3 June 2020:
35 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8053
Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm
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Shirley Library
36 Marshland Road, Shirley (available at the CCC service desk)
Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
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Spreydon Library
Main Issues Desk, 266 Barrington St, Spreydon
Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
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The South Library
66 Colombo Street, Beckenham, Christchurch 8022
Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
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University Canterbury
Book Shop

University Book Shop, , University of Canterbury
Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 5 pm,
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
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Upper Riccarton Library
71 Main South Rd, Sockburn 
Monday - Friday 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
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Waimakariri

Agent Address Map
Kaiapoi Library and Service Centre 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 7630
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm
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Rangiora Library 141 Percival St, Rangiora 
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm
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Selwyn

Agent Address Map
Lincoln Library 22 Gerald St, Lincoln
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 6 pm, Thursday 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
EFTPOS and credit card payments only - no cash
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Selwyn District Council Offices 2 Norman Kirk Dr, Rolleston,
Monday – Friday  8.30 am – 5 pm
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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 $5. 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 $5 card fee is not refundable.

Metrocard application form

If you don't wish to purchase a Metrocard online,Download a printable application form (65 kB). Please print the form, fill it out, and take it to a Metro agent listed above. (Please note we do not accept postal applications). 

Click here to order your new Metrocard online.

Metrocard Terms and Conditions

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

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