Bus and train fares are based on the number of zones you travel.

The easiest way of finding how much your trip will cost is to enter your trip in the journey planner. This will show you all the fare options for the journey.

If you set up a My Metlink account you can select your fares preference (Tertiary, Accessible, SuperGold) and this will appear first on each trip you search.

Bus fares

Read more about how to use Snapper

Number of zones travelled

Adult

Child

Off-Peak

Tertiary
Concession

Accessible 
Concession

1

$1.71

$0.86

$1.28

$1.28

$0.86

2

$2.81

$1.41

$2.11

$2.11

$1.41

3

$3.74

$1.87

$2.81

$2.81

$1.87

4

$4.20

$2.10

$3.15

$3.15

$2.10

5

$5.13

$2.57

$3.85

$3.85

$2.57

6

$6.52

$3.26

$4.89

$4.89

$3.26

7

$7.40

$3.70

$5.55

$5.55

$3.70

8

$8.27

$4.14

$6.20

$6.20

$4.14

9

$9.33

$4.67

$7.00

$7.00

$4.67

10

$10.26

$5.13

$7.70

$7.70

$5.13

11

$11.74

$5.87

$8.81

$8.81

$5.87

12

$12.62

$6.31

$9.47

$9.47

$6.31

13

$13.92

$6.96

$10.44

$10.44

$6.96

14

$14.83

$7.42

$11.12

$11.12

$7.42

Please try to have the correct fare as our train and bus staff don't carry a lot of change. 

Number of zones travelled

Adult

Child

1

$2.50

$1.50

2

$4.00

$2.00

3

$5.00

$2.50

4

$5.50

$3.00

5

$6.50

$3.50

6

$8.50

$4.50

7

$9.50

$5.00

8

$10.50

$5.50

9

$12.00

$6.00

10

$13.00

$6.50

11

$15.00

$7.50

12

$16.00

$8.00

13

$17.50

$9.00

14

$19.00

$9.50

Learn more about 30-day passes

30-Day passes

Fare

Wellington 30-day bus pass (for travel within zones 1 to 3 only)

$150.00

Eastbourne 30-day bus pass (for travel on routes 81, 83, 84, 85x, N88 and Metlink buses within zones 1 to 3 only)

$200.00

Read more on Metlink Explorer day pass for buses and trains

For travel within zones

Fare

Zones 1 to 3

$10.00

Zones 1 to 7

$15.00

Zones 1 to 10

$20.00

Zones 1 to 14

$25.00

Read more about MonthlyPlus passes

For travel within zones

Adult

Child

1

_

_

2

_

_

3

_

_

4

$126.00

$63.00

5

$153.90

$77.10

6

$195.60

$97.80

7

$222.00

$111.00

8

$248.10

$124.20

9

$279.90

$140.10

10

$307.80

$153.90

11

$352.20

$176.10

12

$378.60

$189.30

13

$417.60

$208.80

14

$444.90

$222.60

After Midnight buses get you home in the late hours. These are set prices with no discounts applied.

For travel on routes: Fare
After Midnight N1, N2, N3 N4 and N5 $7.00
After Midnight N6, N66, N22, N8, N88 - for up to and including 3 zones travel $7.00
After Midnight N6, N66, N22, N8, N88 - for more than 3 zones travel $14.00

Kapiti Combo tickets

Fare

Waikanae bus/train Combo Ticket – 2 zones (between zones 9 and 10)

$7.00

Otaki bus/train Combo Ticket – 5 zones (between zones 9 and 13)

$12.00

Train fares

Read more on 10-Trip tickets

Number of zones travelled

Adult

Child

Off-Peak

Tertiary 
Concession

Accessible 
Concession

1

$17.10

$8.60

$12.80

$12.80

$8.60

2

$28.10

$14.10

$21.10

$21.10

$14.10

3

$37.40

$18.70

$28.10

$28.10

$18.70

4

$42.00

$21.00

$31.50

$31.50

$21.00

5

$51.30

$25.70

$38.50

$38.50

$25.70

6

$65.20

$32.60

$48.90

$48.90

$32.60

7

$74.00

$37.00

$55.50

$55.50

$37.00

8

$82.70

$41.40

$62.00

$62.00

$41.40

9

$93.30

$46.70

$70.00

$70.00

$46.70

10

$102.60

$51.30

$77.00

$77.00

$51.30

11

$117.40

$58.70

$88.10

$88.10

$58.70

12

$126.20

$63.10

$94.70

$94.70

$63.10

13

$139.20

$69.60

$104.40

$104.40

$69.60

14

$148.30

$74.20

$111.20

$111.20

$74.20

Please try to have the correct fare as our train and bus staff don't carry a lot of change. 

Number of zones travelled

Adult

Child

1

$2.50

$1.50

2

$4.00

$2.00

3

$5.00

$2.50

4

$5.50

$3.00

5

$6.50

$3.50

6

$8.50

$4.50

7

$9.50

$5.00

8

$10.50

$5.50

9

$12.00

$6.00

10

$13.00

$6.50

11

$15.00

$7.50

12

$16.00

$8.00

13

$17.50

$9.00

14

$19.00

$9.50

Read more on Metlink Explorer Day pass

For travel within zones

Fare

1 to 3

$10.00

1 to 7

$15.00

1 to 10

$20.00

1 to 14

$25.00

 

Read more on Rail Monthly passes

Number of zones travelled

Adult

Child

1

$51.30

$25.80

2

$84.30

$42.30

3

$112.20

$56.10

4

$126.00

$63.00

5

$153.90

$77.10

6

$195.60

$97.80

7

$222.00

$111.00

8

$248.10

$124.20

9

$279.90

$140.10

10

$307.80

$153.90

11

$352.20

$176.10

12

$378.60

$189.30

13

$417.60

$208.80

14

$444.90

$222.60

Read more on MonthlyPlus passes

For travel within zones

Adult

Child

1

_

_

2

_

_

3

_

_

4

$126.00

$63.00

5

$153.90

$77.10

6

$195.60

$97.80

7

$222.00

$111.00

8

$248.10

$124.20

9

$279.90

$140.10

10

$307.80

$153.90

11

$352.20

$176.10

12

$378.60

$189.30

13

$417.60

$208.80

14

$444.90

$222.60

Zones travelled Type Adult Child
1 to 3 Single $4.00 $2.00
1 to 3 Return $8.00 $4.00
1 to 10 Single $8.00 $4.00
1 to 10 Return $16.00 $8.00
Wairarapa Line minimum fares and surcharges

Fare

Minimum fare – 8 zones

$10.50

Surcharge on peak outbound services for 4 to 6 zones 10-trip tickets

$5.00

Surcharge on peak outbound services for 7 zones 10-trip tickets

$1.00

Surcharge on peak outbound services for 4 to 6 zones MonthlyPlus passes

$5.00

Surcharge on peak outbound services for 7 zones MonthlyPlus passes

$1.00

Kapiti Combo tickets

Fare

Waikanae bus/train Combo Ticket – 2 zones (between zones 9 and 10)

$7.00

Otaki bus/train Combo Ticket – 5 zones (between zones 9 and 13)

$12.00

Ferry fares

Read more about Harbour ferry tickets

10-Trip Ticket

Adult

Child

Accessible Concession

Tertiary Concession

Family

Queens Wharf – Days Bay

$90.00

$45.00

$45.00

$68.00

_

Days Bay – Seatoun

$90.00

$45.00

$45.00

$68.00

_

Queens Wharf – Seatoun

$72.00

$36.00

$36.00

$54.00

_

Queens Wharf – Matiu/Somes Island

 _  _  _  _ _

One Way Ticket

Adult

Child

Accessible Concession

Tertiary Concession

Family

Queens Wharf – Days Bay

$12.00

$6.00

 _  _  _

Days Bay – Seatoun

$12.00

$6.00

 _  _  _

Queens Wharf – Seatoun

$12.00

$6.00

 _  _  _

Queens Wharf – Matiu/Somes Island

 _  _  _  _  _

Return Ticket

Adult

Child

Accessible Concession

Tertiary Concession

Family

Queens Wharf – Days Bay

$24.00

$12.00

 _  _

$66.00

Days Bay – Seatoun

$24.00

$12.00

 _  _

$66.00

Queens Wharf – Seatoun

$24.00

$12.00

 _  _

$66.00

Queens Wharf – Matiu/Somes Island

$25.00

$13.00

 _  _

$68.00

Monthly Pass

Adult

Child

Accessible Concession

Tertiary Concession

Family

Queens Wharf – Days Bay

$270.00

$135.00

 _  _  _

Days Bay – Seatoun

$270.00

$135.00

 _  _  _

Queens Wharf – Seatoun

$270.00

$135.00

 _  _  _

Queens Wharf – Matiu/Somes Island

 _  _  _  _  _

Round Trip Ticket

Adult

Child

Accessible Concession

Tertiary Concession

Family

Harbour Explorer

$24.00

$12.00

 _  _  _

Queens Wharf – Matiu/Somes Island

- Days Bay

$36.00

$19.00

 _  _  _