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Share a ride with Smart Travel

Smart Travel is a secure ride sharing website which does the hard work of finding carpooling matches for your journey to work. Thousands of people throughout New Zealand have signed up.

How does Smart Travel work?

  • Register your start point, destination on our secure website (external link)
  • You'll find other people travelling your way
  • Enter your own contact information, and you’ll be able to connect with others on your match list to start your carpool. 
    To start with, you may prefer to try sharing a ride one or two days per week.

How are costs shared?

  • Formally (e.g. pay the driver daily or weekly)
  • Informally (e.g. pay for your driver's lunch once a week)
  • Taking turns driving so no money needs to change hands

Priority Parking for Carpoolers

Carpool Parking Sign

Greater Wellington Regional Council has carpool parking spaces in preferred parking areas at Petone, Paraparaumu and Waikanae Stations.

They are reserved for anyone with two or more people arriving at the station car park who all intend to continue their journey on the train.

Look out for the special Carpoolers parking sign at your Park and Ride car park.