Cheaper fares for He Ratonga Tekehī Total Mobility
Metlink fares will be half the current fares on all buses, ferries and trains. This also includes our He Ratonga Tekehī Total Mobility service.
This is because the Government recently announced public transport fares will be temporarily reduced across the country to ease the cost of living over the next three months.
How will my Total Mobility trips be cheaper?
From 1 April to 31 January 2023, the majority of Total Mobility customers will pay half their usual share for Total Mobility taxi trips.
The maximum Total Mobility subsidy amount will be $60 per trip.
Will this change how I use my Total Mobility card?
There is no change to the way your Total Mobility card is used. You must give your card to the driver at the start of each trip, or you will be charged the full fare.
There is also no change to the Customer Terms & Conditions(external link). You can read the Terms and Conditions on our website, or we can send you a printed copy via the Contact Centre.
You can continue using your Total Mobility card to get the Accessible Concession on Metlink public transport services.
How long will Total Mobility fares be cheaper for?
Total Mobility customers will pay cheaper fares for their Total Mobility taxi trips from 1 April to 31 January 2023.
We hope you enjoy the cheaper fares. We are working hard to manage our public transport as we navigate through the pandemic. Our services may be impacted by COVID-19, so it is always a good idea to call ahead to check taxi availability or use our Metlink website before using public transport.
Total Mobility Scheme
The Total Mobility scheme is provided throughout New Zealand and is jointly funded by local and central government. The scheme subsidises door-to-door transport for disabled people who cannot independently use regular public transport services, all or some of the time. Total Mobility users receive a 50% discount, up to a maximum of $40 per trip, on eligible trips including wheelchair accessible services.
In Wellington, Total Mobility cards have Snapper cards built in for paying bus fares and already have the Accessibility concession applied.
If you have a long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment, contact us for more information or talk to your support agency about eligibility.
Support agencies & transport operators
Eligibility & how to apply
Using Total Mobility
Terms & Conditions
Last published: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 9:35 AM