Where to Buy

How much does it cost?

A Metrocard costs $5 and you 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).

Where do I get one and where can I top up?

You cannot get a new Metrocard on buses, however you can order a new Metrocard or top up online.

Alternatively head into one of the following:

Metro pop-up shop, 298 Stafford Street
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10am – 5pm, and Saturday & Sunday 11am – 2pm.

The Te Ana Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre, 2 George Street
Open: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3pm.

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.

Metrocard application form

Download a printable application form (pdf 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 the Te Ana Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre.

Metrocard Terms and Conditions

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