New Metlink fares from 15 July

From 15 July our fares are changing. This includes a 3% increase but also discounts for off-peak travel and full-time students. Find out more>>

You can check the cost of your journey by going to the Journey Planner, entering your regular trip and selecting a date after 15 July. You will now see the full range of fares, including concessions.

If you have a My Metlink account you can set up your fares preference (ie tertiary student) and you will see this fare at the top each time you search.


Calculating your bus or train fare by fare zone :

Count the number of zones you will travel through, including the ones you will start and finish your journey in, to calculate your fare. You can either search your trip in the journey planner or use the zone diagram:

No. of zones Adult Child*
Cash Bus Snapper/ Smartcard Train Off-peak Train 10-trip Cash Bus Snapper/ Smartcard Train 10-trip ticket
1 $2.00 $1.66 $2.00 $16.60 $1.50 $1.24 $12.40
2 $3.50 $2.73 $3.00 $27.30 $2.00 $1.59 $15.90
3 $5.00 $3.63 $4.00 $36.30 $2.50 $1.90 $19.00
4 $5.50 $4.08 $4.50 $40.80 $3.00 $2.33 $23.30
5 $6.50 $4.98 $5.00 $49.80 $3.50 $2.75 $27.50
6 $8.00 $6.33 $6.50 $63.30 $4.00 $3.17 $31.70
7 $9.00 $7.18 $7.50 $71.80 $5.00 $3.64 $36.40
8 $10.50 $8.03 $8.50 $80.30 $5.50 $4.08 $40.80
9 $11.50 $9.06 $9.50 $90.60 $6.00 $4.53 $45.30
10 $12.50 $9.96 $10.00 $99.60 $6.50 $4.98 $49.80
11 $14.50 $11.40 $114.00 $7.50 $5.75 $57.50
12 $15.50 $12.25 $122.50 $8.00 $6.15 $61.50
13 $17.00 $13.51 $135.10 $9.00 $6.75 $67.50
14 $18.00 $14.40 $144.00 $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.
There are no Child off-peak fares.

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