Seniors metrocard

About the Seniors metrocard

Your Seniors Card is part of Adelaide's metrocard public transport electronic ticketing system which is operational on all buses, trains and trams. The card incorporates smartcard technology which means you only have to carry one card to access discounts on goods and services and public transport.

Your Seniors Card is ready to use as soon as you receive it. If you had a previous Seniors Card, it cannot be used on the Adelaide Metro public transport network, so we suggest that you destroy the old one and use the new one.

If you haven't received your new Seniors Card, contact the Seniors Card Unit on 1800 819 961 or email

Free travel times

Seniors Card holders can travel free on bus, train and trams at all times other than the morning and afternoon peak weekday periods of 7.01 am to 9.00 am and 3.01 pm to 7.00 pm, where seniors discounted concession rates continue to apply (around 50% discount).

The new card features a cashless method of payment for travel during peak times. Simply add credit ($) onto your Seniors Card and the metrocard system will deduct the correct fare. Alternatively, you can opt to purchase single trip tickets, especially if you do not use public transport regularly.

Monday to Friday
Midnight to 7.00 am Free
7.01 am to 9.00 am Seniors concession rate
9.01 am to 3.00 pm Free
3.01 pm to 7.00 pm Seniors concession rate 
7.01 pm to midnight Free
Weekends and public holidays
Midnight to midnight Free

Using the card

Seniors Cards will continue to be issued free of charge through the Seniors Card Unit and all cards will be protected, so if it breaks or is lost or stolen, any balance can be transferred to a replacement card.

Interstate Seniors Card holders

Interstate Seniors Card holders visiting Adelaide can obtain a travel ticket for use during free travel periods by visiting:

  • an Adelaide Metro InfoCentre (corner of Currie and King William Streets or Adelaide Railway Station)
  • Adelaide Airport's Information Booth at WHSmith Express on the ground floor arrivals area.

Simply show your interstate Seniors Card and you will be issued with a temporary metroticket for use during free travel periods which will be valid for a maximum of 14 days (valid from the date of first use).

For travel during peak times, interstate card holders need to purchase single trip magnetic tickets or a concession metrocard and add credit onto it.

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