Bus and Train Fares

To work out your fare, count the number of zones you will travel through, including the ones you will start and finish your journey in.

Journeys requiring a change of vehicle will usually require an additional fare, unless you use a transfer ticket or a ticket which allows transfers.

Adult

  Adult
No. of zones Cash Bus Snapper/ Smartcard Train Off-peak Train 10-trip
1 $2.00 $1.66 $2.00 $16.60
2 $3.50 $2.73 $3.00 $27.30
3 $5.00 $3.63 $4.00 $36.30
4 $5.50 $4.08 $4.50 $40.80
5 $6.50 $4.98 $5.00 $49.80
6 $8.00 $6.33 $6.50 $63.30
7 $9.00 $7.18 $7.50 $71.80
8 $10.50 $8.03 $8.50 $80.30
9 $11.50 $9.06 $9.50 $90.60
10 $12.50 $9.96 $10.00 $99.60
11 $14.50 $11.40 $114.00
12 $15.50 $12.25 $122.50
13 $17.00 $13.51 $135.10
14 $18.00 $14.40 $144.00

Child

  Child*
No. of zones Cash Bus Snapper/ Smartcard Train 10-trip ticket
1 $1.50 $1.24 $12.40
2 $2.00 $1.59 $15.90
3 $2.50 $1.90 $19.00
4 $3.00 $2.33 $23.30
5 $3.50 $2.75 $27.50
6 $4.00 $3.17 $31.70
7 $5.00 $3.64 $36.40
8 $5.50 $4.08 $40.80
9 $6.00 $4.53 $45.30
10 $6.50 $4.98 $49.80
11 $7.50 $5.75 $57.50
12 $8.00 $6.15 $61.50
13 $9.00 $6.75 $67.50
14 $9.50 $7.20 $72.00
*Children aged 5 to 15. Children under 5 years travel free.
Secondary school students aged 16 to 19 in school uniform or with school photo ID.

Other ways we can help you calculate your fare:

  • The Journey Planner can calculate your cash fare and also plan your trip
  • Call the Metlink information line on 04 801 7000 or 0800 801 700
  • Email info@metlink.org.nz
  • Follow us on Twitter @metlinkwgtn