On Sunday 17 June 2018, we made some changes to public and school bus services, including routes and timetables in the Hutt Valley. We introduced new Metlink buses and bus transfers at no extra cost when using Snapper.  

Transfer between all Metlink buses at no extra cost with Snapper

MetLink Buses DSC0140 140 HRWe know that you’ve been using Snapper since 2008 and can already transfer at no extra cost between some services in the Hutt Valley.

Well, you can now transfer at no extra cost between all Metlink buses (within 30 minutes of tagging off, the final fare you pay will be based on the number of zones you travel on your entire journey, even if you have to catch more than one bus) anywhere in the Hutt Valley*. You’ll have to use Snapper to pay, not cash. 

From Sunday 15 July 2018, your Snapper card allows you to transfer at no extra cost on all Metlink buses in the Wellington region.

* This new type of transfer using a Snapper card is available only on Metlink services and excludes Metlink after-midnight services.

There are no other changes to the way you use Snapper and if you’ve already got a Snapper card, you’re sorted. Read more about Snapper for all Metlink buses.

Commercial bus services not operated by Metlink

The following Hutt Valley bus services are not provided by Metlink and you cannot use Metlink fares or transfer to and from these services for free:

Service Number Service Name
80 Wainuiomata Commuter
90  Stokes Valley Commuter
91  Airport Flyer
92 Te Marua Commuter
93 Timberlea Commuter

The Airport Flyer is operated by NZ Bus (external link) . Routes 80, 90, 92 and 93 are operated by NZ Coach Services. For more information email NZ Coach Services or phone 0800 634 572

Attention all cyclists

We are introducing bike racks on our new Metlink bus fleet and by 2019 all Metlink buses will carry bike racks. Metlink is giving the thumbs up to people choosing this sustainable option. Please note each bus is only able to safely store two bikes per bus, so it’s on a first come, first serve basis. For more information check out our bike racks on buses.

Important note: all Tranzit buses on Tranzit routes will be equipped with bike racks, however NZ Bus services will not have bike racks until at least 2019. Hutt Valley bus services that are not run by Metlink (e.g. Airport Flyer) will not be equipped with bike racks.

Please use the table below to check if your Hutt Valley bus service is equipped with a bike rack.

From Sunday 17 June 2018 Bike Racks on Buses can be used on the following routes:

110 Emerald Hill - Upper Hutt - Lower Hutt - Petone Petone - Lower Hutt - Upper Hutt - Emerald Hill
111 Upper Hutt - Totara Park - Upper Hutt Upper Hutt - Totara Park - Upper Hutt
112 Te Marua - Timberlea - Maoribank - Upper Hutt Upper Hutt - Maoribank - Timberlea - Te Marua
113 Riverstone Terraces - Upper Hutt Upper Hutt - Riverstone Terraces
114 Trentham - Elderslea - Upper Hutt Upper Hutt - Elderslea - Trentham
115 Upper Hutt - Pinehaven - Upper Hutt Upper Hutt - Pinehaven - Upper Hutt
N22 After Midnight (Wellington - Naenae - Stokes Valley - Upper Hutt) After Midnight (Wellington - Naenae - Stokes Valley - Upper Hutt)
120 Stokes Valley - Taita - Epuni - Lower Hutt Lower Hutt - Epuni - Taita - Stokes Valley
121 Stokes Valley Heights - Naenae - Lower Hutt - Seaview Seaview - Lower Hutt - Naenae - Stokes Valley Heights
130 Naenae - Waterloo - Lower Hutt - Petone Petone - Lower Hutt - Waterloo - Naenae
145 Belmont - Melling - Lower Hutt Lower Hutt - Melling - Belmont
150 Kelson - Lower Hutt - Maungaraki - Petone Petone - Maungaraki - Lower Hutt - Kelson
154 Petone - Korokoro - Petone Petone - Korokoro - Petone
160 Wainuiomata North - Waterloo - Lower Hutt Lower Hutt - Waterloo - Wainuiomata North
170 Lower Hutt - Wainuiomata South - Lower Hutt Lower Hutt - Wainuiomata South - Lower Hutt
N66 After Midnight (Wellington - Lower Hutt - Waterloo - Wainuiomata) After Midnight (Wellington - Lower Hutt - Waterloo - Wainuiomata)

They are not fitted and cannot be used on the following routes:

81 Eastbourne - Petone - Wellington Wellington - Petone - Eastbourne
83 Eastbourne - Lower Hutt - Petone - Wellington Wellington - Petone - Lower Hutt - Eastbourne
84 Gracefield - Petone - Wellington Wellington - Petone - Gracefield
85x Eastbourne - Wellington (Express) Wellington - Eastbourne (Express)
N8 After Midnight (Lower Hutt - Petone - Wellington) After Midnight (Lower Hutt - Petone - Wellington)
N88 After Midnight (Wellington - Petone - Lower Hutt - Eastbourne) After Midnight (Wellington - Petone - Lower Hutt - Eastbourne)

Changes to Metlink bus services in the Hutt Valley

More buses to help you get around more easily

From 23 June 2018 these areas have Saturday services:

Route number & name Services
Route 114 Trentham 23 new Saturday trips
Route 115 Pinehaven 12 new Saturday trips
Route 121 Stokes Valley Heights 26 new Saturday trips
Route 145 Belmont 24 new Saturday trips
Route 154 Korokoro 12 new Saturday trips

New bus service for Riverstone Terraces

From Monday 18 June 2018, there is a new weekday service for Riverstone Terraces:

  • The new Riverstone Terraces route 113 has four bus trips into Upper Hutt in the morning and then four return bus trips in the afternoon and evening. The 113 replaces the current 114 "hail and ride" school-time only bus service for this area. Twelve new bus stops have been installed
  • Use Route 113 to get to Heretaunga College, with stops nearby on Fergusson Drive.

Minor changes to bus timetables

We have made some minor changes to bus timetables in the Hutt Valley so there are more reliable connections with the new train timetable introduced from Sunday 15 July 2018.

There was also a minor change to bus N8 after-midnight departure times from Lower Hutt to Courtenay Place. 

Download Routes 81, 83, 84, 85x timetables PDF - 1.8 MB

Download Route 110 timetable PDF - 1.3 MB

Download Routes 111, 112, 113, 114, 115 timetables PDF - 1.2 MB

Download Routes 120, 121, 130 timetables PDF - 1.5 MB

Download Routes 145, 150, 154 timetables PDF - 1.4 MB

Download Routes 160, 170 timetables PDF - 1.4 MB

Download After Midnight timetable PDF - 587 KB

Changes to the Metlink school bus routes and timetables in the Hutt Valley 

Metlink school bus routes and timetables have changed. Find out more about changes for your school.

Changes to school term passes

At the start of Term 3, Monday 23 July 2018, school term passes were discontinued. The alternative for students using Metlink services is to pay using a Snapper card on buses, or use Concession 10-trip tickets and monthly passes on trains. Find out more about paying for Metlink school buses.