Tertiary concessions

25% discount for eligible full-time tertiary students

Eligible full-time tertiary students receive a 25% discount on peak adult Snapper fares. Off-peak fares are already discounted when using Snapper, so there is no further discount to off-peak fares when using a tertiary concession. 

If using 10-trip tickets for rail or ferry travel, you'll need to get a tertiary concession sticker for your student photo ID from your Tertiary Education Organisation, then buy a tertiary 10-trip ticket before you travel. Off-peak 10-trip tickets and monthly passes for rail and ferry are already discounted, so there is no further discount when using a tertiary concession.

When travelling on the tertiary concession you will need to keep your student ID handy and show it to Metlink staff if requested. Your concession will remain valid as long as you meet the eligibility conditions for Tertiary Concession.


The tertiary concession is not available on the following services:

  • School buses
  • Non-Metlink commuter services 80, 90, 92, 93

Approved Tertiary Education Organisations

  • Academy of Diving Trust
  • Animation College New Zealand Limited (Yoobee)
  • Capital Training Limited
  • Elite Management School (Wellington Campus)
  • English Language Partners New Zealand Trust
  • English Teaching College
  • Enspiral Dev Academy 
  • Etco
  • G&H Training Limited
  • Horowhenua Learning Centre
  • Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust
  • Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand
  • Massey University
  • New Zealand Management Academies
  • New Zealand School of Dance
  • New Zealand School of Tourism Limited
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Premier Institute of Education
  • Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust
  • Te Kura Toi Whakaari O Aotearoa: New Zealand Drama School Incorporated
  • Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ
  • Te Wananga o Aotearoa (Wellington)
  • The Campbell Institute
  • The Learning Connexion Limited
  • Trade and Commerce Centre Limited
  • Universal College of Learning (UCOL Masterton)
  • University of Otago (Wellington)
  • UP International College New Zealand
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Wellington Institute of Technology
  • Whitecliffe Fashion
  • Whitecliffe Technology
  • Whitireia Community Polytechnic
  • Youth Cultures and Community Trust (Praxis)

Last published: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 6:01 PM