Snapper is a stored value card that is used only on Metlink buses. Snapper has many retail locations, self-serve kiosks, and service centres throughout the region. Visit the Snapper website(external link) for more information about options for topping up.
Use the Snapper locations map below to find your nearest Snapper Retailer, Kiosk or Service Site. For a list of locations, visit the locations page on the Snapper website.(external link)
Wellington Railway Station also has a Customer Information Kiosk across from the ticket office. They don't sell tickets at the kiosk, but staff can answer questions about train services, timetables and general information about getting around Wellington
Train ticket retailers
You can purchase Monthly and MonthlyPlus train passes, Metlink Explorer day passes, 10-trip and single train tickets at ticket retailers using standard payment types such as EFTPOS and cash, but not all retailers accept credit cards. Not all ticket retailers sell or top up Snapper cards for bus or carry timetables.
Harbour Ferry ticket office
You can purchase Wellington Harbour Ferry monthly passes, 10-trip, return trip and single trip tickets with a credit card, EFTPOS, or cash at the ticket office when it is open or anytime on board.
Cable Car ticket office
The Wellington Cable Car is not a Metlink service, but Snapper cards can be used(external link) for those travelling on the Cable Car through Lambton Quay only. You can purchase Cable Car tickets online(external link) or at the ticket office on Cable Car Lane, near 280 Lambton Quay.
For more information about catching the Cable Car, see their website(external link).
All Metlink train ticket offices and customer service kiosks carry paper timetables, however they may not have a full selection of all routes in the region. You can print timetables directly from the Metlink website. You can also request paper timetables to be mailed to you by calling or emailing the Metlink Service Centre.
All bus stops, train stations, and ferry wharves have posted timetable and route information at the stop, and many have digital real time departure displays. We recommend using the Metlink app(external link) or mobile website for the most up-to-date timetable information, real time service alerts and live departures.
Last published: Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:35 PM