Fares changing Monday 22 July

The Long-Term Plan 2018-28 includes an overall public transport fare revenue increase (bus and ferry fares) of 2.5% each year from 2018 to 2020 to help cover inflation and increased operating costs. 

The second increase will be implemented on Monday 22 July. Adult Metrocard fares will increase by 5 cents, and the cash fare will increase by 10 cents. Child cash fares will increase by 10 cents and the Metrocard fare remains unchanged. Fares to Washdyke include an increase of 10 cents on the adult fare and 30 cents on the child fare. Fares to Temuka include an increase of 20 cents on the adult fare and 30 cents on the child fare.

The tables below show the fare increases. 

Timaru Adult Fare

Fare Type
Current fare Fare as of 22 July 2019
Metrocard $1.60
$1.65
Cash $2.40 $2.50
Washdyke fare $2.40
$2.50
Temuka fare $4.80
$5.00

Timaru Child Fare

Fare Type
Current fare Fare as of 23 July 2019
Metrocard $0.95
$0.95
Cash $1.40 $1.50
Washdyke fare $1.20
$1.50
Temuka fare $2.40
$2.70

Frequently asked questions

Why are you increasing fares

Environment Canterbury’s Long-Term Plan 2018-28 includes an overall public transport fare revenue increase of 2.5% each year for the next three years, to help cover inflation and increased operating costs.

What will it cost me to ride the bus now?

Please refer to the tables above for the adjusted fares from Monday 22 July 2019.

Why do the fare increases not equate to 2.5% increase each year? 

The 2.5% is an increase in total fare revenue - not fare prices.  

Are you expecting to see patronage decline with the fare increases? 

Past fare rises have only resulted in a short, small decline in patronage.  

If you have any questions regarding the fare increase you can email us at metroinfo@ecan.govt.nz.