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 Under 19's

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 19, you will be charged a child fare using a Cando card on the bus. Once you turn 19, the card will automatically charge an adult fare. 

For more information visit the Cando card website.

SuperGold Card holders travel for free from 9am weekdays and all weekend

From 1 July 2022, we’re removing the paid period during afternoon peak time (3-6:30pm) for SuperGold Card holders. Meaning those with a SuperGold card can travel for free any weekday from 9am onwards, including during that 3-6:30pm period. Weekend and public holiday travel remain free too.

Simply show your SuperGold Card to the driver when boarding and you’ll be on your way free of charge!

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.

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.

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