Tickets and fares

Fares Increase on 1 July 2024

Journey Planner fares for trips from 1 July show the updated fares. To calculate your new fare, simply change the departure date in the options to a date on or after 1 July.

Journey Planner(external link)

Snapper fares

Using Snapper

Snapper is the stored value card for Metlink buses and trains. Any concession you have loaded on your Snapper card will work automatically, and you will be charged the discounted fare determined by your concession. Off-peak discount automatically applies on eligible services when using Snapper. 

Snapper App

The Snapper app is used for account management and top-ups only, and can't be used to tag on or off of Metlink services - you'll still need a Snapper card.

Other Payment Options

Single cash tickets and day passes can be purchased on board. Metlink trains and buses (except Airport Express) do not accept EFTPOS or credit cards, can't do contactless or mobile device tag-ons, and there are no ticket vending machines. Ferries accept cash, EFTPOS and credit cards on board, but do not accept Snapper.

Cash fares

Fares for special services

The Airport Express, Metlink OnDemand, and Wellington Harbour Ferry have special set fares and various payment options.

Te Hunga Whaikaha Total Mobility is a New Zealand central government scheme offering subsided transport to those eligible who may need assistance using regular transport methods.