Monthly passes

Snapper 30-day Passes

Snapper 30-day passes can start any day of the month and are valid for 30 days following the first use. To buy a child pass your Snapper card must have a valid child concession. 

Buy through the Snapper Android or iOS  app, or at a Snapper retailer. See the Snapper(external link) website for more information and retail locations.

When using a pass please remember to tag on and off for every trip. 

30-day Bus passes

30-day Train pass (Johnsonville Line only)

Monthly Train pass (paper pass)

For travel between any combination of zones

Monthly passes are issued for a calendar month, and you can travel every day (including on weekends) between the zones specified on your ticket. Monthly passes are only valid for train travel - if you want a pass that covers the bus trip to your local train station as well, check out the MonthlyPlus pass.

Child Monthly passes are available, but there are no Tertiary, Accessible, or Off-peak monthly passes, since they are already discounted from the regular adult fare.

How to purchase

You can buy Monthly passes from railway station ticket offices and Metlink retailers, or online (up to the 20th of each month)(external link)You need to show Metlink on-board staff your pass on request - it will be clipped at the start of each month.

MonthlyPlus Train pass (paper pass)

For travel between Wellington Station and zone 4 or higher

MonthlyPlus Train passes cover the bus trip to your local train station and your train trip if travelling to zone 1 (Wellington Station) from zone 4 or higher. MonthlyPlus passes cost the same as Monthly passes for the same number of zones, but are not available for zones 1 to 3. You can travel on any bus within zone 4 and the outer zone specified on your pass at any time. It does not include bus travel within zones 1 to 3, such as Wellington City or Johnsonville. Child MonthlyPlus Train passes can also be used on school bus routes within zone 4 and the outer zone listed on the pass at anytime. MonthlyPlus rail passes can be used for local travel on routes N6, N66, N8, N88 and N22, between zone 4 and the outer zone printed on the pass.

Passes are issued for a calendar month. You need to show Metlink on-board train staff or the bus driver your pass on request - it will be clipped by train staff the first time you use it on a train.

How to purchase

MonthlyPlus passes can be purchased from railway station ticket offices or retailers and you can also purchase your monthly pass online (up to the 20th of each month)(external link) and it will be delivered to your letterbox. When ordering online, Monthly Plus pass will automatically be issued if selected zones meet Monthly Plus zone requirements.

When purchasing, choose the zone where you board your first Metlink service. For example, if you catch a bus from home to the train station, choose the zone where you first catch the bus.

Exclusions

MonthlyPlus passes cannot be used on the following services:

  • Bus travel within zones 1 to 3 in Wellington city or Johnsonville
  • Bus routes 81, 83, or 84 in Lower Hutt, Eastbourne and Wellington city
  • MonthlyPlus rail passes can't be used on routes N1, N2, N3, N4, N5 or within Wellington City (zones 1 to 3).

  • Bus route 60 and 60e within zones 1 to 3 in Wellington city and Johnsonville
  • Non-Metlink bus services (80, 90, 91, 92, 93)

All tickets and passes have their own terms and conditions.

Full terms under Conditions of Carriage 

Last published: Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5:38 PM