Planning your Christmas travel

Trains I Buses & Harbour Ferry I Wairarapa bus services

Metlink will run to a holiday timetable between Saturday 22 December 2018 and Monday 7 January 2019. This means that some bus, train or harbour ferry services will be running to an alternative or weekend timetable.

Buses are replacing trains through to 6 January for essential maintenance work.

We are printing Christmas timetables and these will be available soon.

New Year's Eve services

There will still be additional hourly services running overnight on New Year’s Eve on the Johnsonville line as trains and on the Kapiti and Hutt Valley lines as buses.

So don’t worry we will still get you home after you celebrate the beginning of 2019. 


Trains

As well as running Saturday and Sunday timetables from Monday 24 December until Sunday 6 January (see the table below for details) there will also be a considerable amount of rail maintenance resulting in bus replacement on the lines from Wednesday 26 December until Sunday 6 January.

Please note that this does mean that buses are replacing trains on Thursday 3 January and Friday 4 January on the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa (south of Upper Hutt) and Kapiti Lines.

We recommend using the journey planner or calling our Metlink call centre on 0800 801 700 to confirm timings and connections over this period.

If you would like to know more about the maintenance work occurring over this time check out the Maintaining our Railways page.

What does this mean for my line?

Line  

Kapiti & Hutt Valley

From Wednesday 26 December until Sunday 6 January all Kapiti Line and Hutt Valley Line services will be replaced by buses. That means over this period no passenger trains will be running on these lines.

Johnsonville

Trains will still be running on the Johnsonville Line and from Monday 25 December until Sunday 6 January a Saturday or Sunday timetable will be in operation (see the table below for details).

Wairarapa

Services will be replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only from Wednesday 26 December until Sunday 6 January. From Monday 24 December there will also be some additional services running on select days (see the table below for details).

Melling

There will be hourly services between 6am and 6pm on select days from Monday 24 December until Friday 4 January. All of these services are replaced by bus.  

Train timetables

DATE KAPITI  JOHNSONVILLE  HUTT VALLEY  MELLING  WAIRARAPA 
Friday 21 December Regular Timetable
Saturday 22 December Saturday timetable Saturday timetable Saturday timetable No services Weekend timetable
Sunday 23 December Sunday timetable Sunday timetable Sunday timetable No services Weekend timetable
Christmas Eve Monday 24 December Saturday timetable * Saturday timetable * Saturday timetable * Hourly services 6am-6pm Weekend timetable ***
Christmas Day Tuesday 25 December Sunday timetable Sunday timetable Sunday timetable No services No service
Boxing Day Wednesday 26 December

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Sunday timetable

No services

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable

Thursday 27 December

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable*

Saturday timetable*

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable*

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Hourly services 6am-6pm

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable***

Friday 28 December

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Hourly services 6am-6pm

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable***

Saturday 29 December

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable

No services

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable

Sunday 30 December 

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Sunday timetable

No services

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable

New Year's Eve Monday 31 December

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable**

Saturday timetable**

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable**

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Hourly services 6am-6pm

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable***

New Year's Day Tuesday 1 January

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Sunday timetable

No services

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable

Wednesday 2 January 

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Sunday timetable

No services

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable

Thursday 3 January

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable*

Saturday timetable*

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable*

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Hourly services 6am-6pm

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable***

Friday 4 January

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Hourly services 6am-6pm

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable***

Saturday 5 January

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Saturday timetable

No services

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable

Sunday 6 January

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Bus replacing trains across the full line

Sunday timetable

No services

Wairarapa services replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt only

Weekend timetable

Monday 7 January Regular timetable

* No after-midnight rail service running

** Services running hourly from 12am until 6am Tuesday

*** Additional Wairarapa services: departing Masterton at 6.20am and departing Wellington at 5.30pm


Bus & harbour ferry timetables

DATE Wellington City Hutt Valley Porirua Wairarapa Harbour Ferry
Friday 21 December Regular timetable
Saturday 22 December Saturday timetable Saturday timetable Saturday timetable Saturday timetable Weekend timetable
Sunday 23 December Sunday timetable Sunday timetable Sunday timetable Sunday timetable Weekend timetable
Christmas Eve Monday 24 December Weekday timetable Weekday timetable Weekday timetable Special 200 & 204 timetable & Masterton services (see below) Weekday timetable
Christmas Day Tuesday 25 December Sunday timetable Sunday timetable Sunday timetable No services No Service
Boxing Day Wednesday 26 December

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Weekend timetable

Thursday 27 December

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Special 200 & 204 timetable & Masterton services (see below)

Weekend timetable

Friday 28 December

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Special 200 & 204 timetable & Masterton services (see below)

Weekend timetable

Saturday 29 December

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Weekend timetable

Sunday 30 December 

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Weekend timetable

New Year's Eve Monday 31 December

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Special 200 & 204 timetable & Masterton services (see below)

Weekend timetable

New Year's Day Tuesday 1 January

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Weekend timetable

Wednesday 2 January 

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Weekend timetable

Thursday 3 January

Weekday timetable

Weekday timetable

Weekday timetable

Special 200 & 204 timetable & Masterton services (see below)

Weekend timetable

Friday 4 January

Weekday timetable

Weekday timetable

Weekday timetable

Special 200 & 204 timetable & Masterton services (see below)

Weekend timetable

Saturday 5 January

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Saturday timetable

Weekend timetable

Sunday 6 January

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Sunday timetable

Weekend timetable

Monday 7 January Regular timetable

Non-Metlink bus services

Go to the bus service websites for Christmas timetable information:

Wairarapa buses – Special 200 & 204 timetables and Masterton services

Masterton town routes 201, 202, 203 and 206 will operate to the normal weekday timetable on 24, 27, 28 & 31 December 2018 and 3 & 4 January 2019

Route 200 Special timetable – operating 24, 27, 28 & 31 December 2018 and 3 & 4 January 2019

TO FEATHERSTON AND MASTERTON
  AM    PM   
Martinborough - Kitchener St (near 11) 6:30 7:55 10:40 2:40 4:55  
Featherston Station (bus stop) 6:55 8:15 11:00 3:00 5:15 8:00
Featherston - Fitzherbert St (opp 32) 7:00  8:20 11:05 3:05 5:20 8:05
Greytown - Main St (near 74)  7:15  8:35  11:20 3:20 5:35  8:20 
High St South opp Hilton Road  7:25  8:42  11:27 3:27  5:42   
Carterton - Broadway  7:30  8:45  11:30  3:30  5:45   
Masterton - Queen St  7:50  9:00  11:45  3:45  6:00   
Masterton - Church St  7:55  9:05  11:50   3:50 6:05   
Wairarapa Hospital    9:10  11:55  3:55  6:10   
TO FEATHERSTON & MARTINBOROUGH
  AM PM 
Wairarapa Hospital    10:10 12:30 4:20   7:05
Masterton - Church St    10:15 12:35 4:25   7:10
Masterton - Queen St    10:20 12:40 4:30   7:15
High St South opp Hilton Road    10:35 12:55 4:45   7:30
Greytown - Main St (near 74)  7:55 10:45 1:05 4:55   7:40
Featherston - Fitzherbert St (opp 32) 8:10 11:00 1:20 5:10   7:55
Featherston Station (bus stop) 8:15 11:05 1:25 5:15 6:40 8:00
Martinborough - Kitchener St (near 11)   11:25 1:45 5:35 7:00 8:20

Route 204 Special timetable – operating 24, 27, 28, 31 December 2018 and 3 & 4 January 2019

TO GREYTOWN
  PM   
Woodside Station (bus stop) 6:48
Humphries and Main St 6:53
Greytown - Main St (near 74) 6:55
Massey and McMaster St 6:57
Kuratawhiti St at Main St 7:01
Wood and Kempton St 7:03
TO WELLINGTON
  AM 
Wood and Kempton St 6:23
Kuratawhiti St at Main St 6:26
Massey and McMaster sts 6:30
Greytown - Main St (near 74)  6:33
Humphries and Main sts 6:35
Woodside Station 6:40