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Travel cheaper

Bus passenger with Metrocard

Using your Metrocard saves you money compared to paying fares in cash.

Use your Metrocard and you'll only be charged $3.30 per day even if you make 3 or more trips!  Here's what travel with the Metrocard costs around Timaru:

Metrocard type Single Fare Daily Maximum Weekly Maximum
Adult $1.65 $3.30 $16.50
Child $0.95 $1.90 $9.50

 

  • For a single fare, you receive two hours unlimited travel.
  • For the daily maximum, you receive unlimited travel for one day.
  • When the weekly maximum is used Monday – Friday you receive weekend travel free within the same zone.

Please note those travelling to or from Temuka or Washdyke cannot use a Metrocard to pay for their fares, only cash fares are accepted on those services.

How do I get a Metrocard?

It's easy, just follow these steps:

Discounts for children under 18 years

Here's what travel with the Metrocard  costs if you're under-18:

Fare type Single Fare Daily Maximum Weekly Maximum
Child $0.95 $1.90 $9.50

 

  • For a single fare, you receive two hours of unlimited travel.
  • For the daily maximum, you receive unlimited travel for one day.
  • When the weekly maximum is used Monday – Friday you receive weekend travel free within the same zone.

Children will also be required to produce a photo ID when getting a card and on the bus showing their date of birth and proving that they are under 18. Approved IDs include Cando cards, passports, drivers license or a school card that states your name and date of birth.

Free travel for under-5s

Children under-5 years-of-age, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger, can travel free-of-charge.