Where to buy

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

Order a Metrocard online

You can order your new Metrocard online, and it will usually be delivered within 3-5 business days.

If you're under 19 and applying for a Metrocard online, you’ll need to provide a copy of your identification with your name and date of birth. When completing the online form you will be asked to upload proof of age as a PDF or image file.

Anyone 19 or over does not need to provide ID when ordering a Metrocard online, as this is only needed to verify that the card holder is eligible for the child fare.

Buy a Metrocard in person

You can download and print an application form and take it to one of the Metro agents listed below for on-the-spot processing. Please remember to bring a valid form of ID for presentation to the Metro agent (see above for ID requirements).

You can see a map of agents here.

Currently 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 to Friday 9am to 5:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm
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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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