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You can order a Metrocard online or in person. Find out how.

You can order your new Metrocard online, or download and print an application form. Your form can then be taken to one of the Metro agents listed below. You can see a map of agents here.

You’ll need to provide a copy of your identification with your name and date of birth if you apply online or can present it in person if you’re applying at an agency. You can use a driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, Cando Card, or school identification card. We do not accept postal applications.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a Metrocard is $5.

To activate it, at least $10 needs to be loaded onto your Metrocard.

Christchurch

Agent Address Map
Ara Institute
(Madras St)
Student information desk
Registry building, Madras St
Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 4.45pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.15pm
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Ara Institute
(Sullivan Ave)
Main Reception
Student Services Building, Sullivan Ave
Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 4.45pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.15pm
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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 7.00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday - Friday - 7.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday 8.30am - 8.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm
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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
(UCSA Building)
90 Ilam Road (level 2)
Ilam
Monday to Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
(Closed on Saturday and Sunday)
EFTPOS and credit card payments only
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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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