Buses travel between Temuka and Timaru on weekday mornings and afternoons. Grab a free Metrocard for the best fares on the Metro Temuka – Timaru service.
With their Metrocard, children age 5-12 travel free, and there are lower prices for everybody. Cash fares apply if you don’t have a Metrocard.
From 1 November, the existing Ritchies concession tickets will no longer be sold. You can use any remaining trips on your concession ticket until 30 June 2024.
|Temuka - Timaru fares||Metrocard||Cash|
|Adult aged (25+)||$4.10||$5|
|Community Services Card||$2.05||N/A|
Children under 5 travel free on all services (no Metrocard required)
Using Metrocard concessions
Some concessions require pre-registration.
Community Services Card holders - You need to complete a few easy steps to enjoy cheaper travel. Use this form to add your Community Services Card to your Metrocard to access the concession fares. You will need your MSD client number which you can find on the front of your Community Services Card.
Children, teens and youths - when you apply for your Metrocard, you need to show some identification with your name and date of birth on it. It’s that simple – from then on, simply tap your Metrocard to receive your age-related concession while you’re under 25.
SuperGold cardholders travel free between 9am and 3pm, and after 6.30 pm, and all weekends and public holidays. Outside of these times, we encourage customers to pay by Metrocard to get the best value out of our new fares.
Don’t have a Metrocard?
Call us on 03 366 8855 for your free Metrocard or pick one up from the Timaru Information Centre. Metrocards are free for Temuka residents until the end of the year.
|Monday to Friday||AM||AM|
|Murray St / Domain Ave (Temuka)||7.40am|
|King St / Cass St (Temuka)||7.52am|
|King St / Wood St (Temuka)||7.55am||5.00pm|
|Timaru Railway Station||8.18am||5.15pm|
|Timaru Girls’ High School**||8.23am|
|Timaru Boys’ High School**||8.26am|
|Mountainview High School**||8.38am|
** During school terms, the morning trip from Temuka to Timaru will continue onto Timaru Girls’ High School, Timaru Boys’ High School and Mountainview High School.
|Monday to Friday||AM||PM|
|Timaru Girls’ High School*||4.00pm|
|Timaru Boys’ High School*||4.05pm|
|Timaru Railway Station||4.20pm|
|King St / Wood St (Temuka)||7.35am||4.43pm|
|Cass St (Temuka)||4.45pm|
|Murray St/ Domain Ave (Temuka)||4.55pm|
* The service picks up at Timaru Girls’ High School and Timaru Boys’ High School during the school term only.