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Where to buy

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Pop into one of these locations with some ID to buy your Metrocard.

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


Christchurch

Agent Address Map
Ara Institute (Madras St) Student information desk
Registry building, Madras St
Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm
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Ara Institute (Sullivan Ave) Main Reception
Student Services Building, Sullivan Ave
Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm
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Bus Interchange Metro Info Counter, Bus Interchange
corner Lichfield St and Colombo St
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday - Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm
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Te Hāpua - Halswell Centre 341 Halswell Road
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Monday - Sunday 9.00am - 7.00pm (December to March) 
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Hornby Library 8 Goulding Ave
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm
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Linwood Service Centre
and Linwood Library
(Eastgate Mall)
6 Buckleys Road
Linwood Service Centre 
First floor, open plan area beside the library
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Linwood Library (when Linwood Service Centre is closed)
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 7.00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
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Lyttelton Library 18 Canterbury St
corner London St and Canterbury St
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm
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Metro Mart Riccarton 116 Riccarton Rd
next to the inbound Metro Lounge
Monday - Friday 6.30am - 9.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 9.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 8.00pm
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New Brighton Library 213 Marine Parade
New Brighton Pier
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
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Papanui Service Centre 35 Langdons Rd
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
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Shirley Library 36 Marshland Rd 
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
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Spreydon Library 266 Barrington Street
Main Issues Desk
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm
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The South Library 66 Colombo Street,
Beckenham 
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 7.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
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University of Canterbury
Bookshop
University Dr.
University Bookshop
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5.00pm
Saturday - Sunday 10.00am - 3.00pm
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Upper Riccarton Library 71 Main South Rd
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
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Waimakariri

Agent Address Map
Kaiapoi Library and
Service Centre
176 Williams Street
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm
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Rangiora Library 141 Percival St
Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm
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Selwyn

Agent Address Map
Lincoln Library 22 Gerald St
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
EFTPOS and credit card payments only - no cash
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Selwyn District Council 2 Norman Kirk Dr
Monday - Friday  8:30am - 5.00pm
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Bring ID
 with you as staff must sight it to issue a card. Accepted identifications are – driver licence, birth certificate, passport, Cando cards or school identification with your name and date of birth on it.

If you lose your Metrocard, you can pick up a replacement card from the Metro Info 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 and loading a minimum of $10 onto the Metrocard will activate it. After that, you can top-up your card with a minimum of $10.

Metrocard application form

 Download a printable application form to take in with you. We do not accept postal applications, please print the form, fill it out and take it to a Metro agent listed above.

Metrocard Terms and Conditions

View the Metrocard Terms and Conditions.