Students and seniors

Student sitting on the bus

Travel cheaper or free with a SuperGold or Cando Card.

Cando card - cheaper travel for students and U18

Cando cards are used by some high schools in Canterbury and work exactly the same way as Metrocards - offering discounts, fare caps and the ability to top-up online. They are issued by high schools at the beginning of each year. To see if your school uses Cando cards, please contact your school reception.

If you're under 18, you will be charged a child fare using a Cando card on the bus. Once you turn 18, the card will automatically charge an adult fare. 

For more information visit the Cando card website.

SuperGold card - free travel for over 65's and veterans

The SuperGold card is free for all eligible New Zealand residents aged 65 years or over and those under 65 who receive the New Zealand Superannuation or the Veteran's Pension.

SuperGold card holders travel free on all off-peak Metro bus and ferry services. This means they won't pay for their public transport between 9am and 3pm, and after 6:30pm on weekdays, or all day on weekends and public holidays.

When boarding, simply present your SuperGold card to the driver. Please note that the physical card must be sighted by the driver. Unfortunately we cannot accept digital versions of the card as it increases the opportunity for fraudulent activity on our services. If you're unsure about particular services, give us a call on 03 366 88 55.

To apply for a card, or for further information on eligibility and discounts: