You travel for free with your SuperGold card during off-peak hours:
- 9:00am - 3:00pm and after 6:30pm weekdays
- All day weekends and public holidays
During peak hours you will need to pay the full adult fare. If you are travelling by train a 10-Trip ticket is the most cost-effective option or Snapper on Metlink buses.
Transfers for selected SuperGold card journeys in Wellington city
Public transport in the Wellington region is undergoing significant change and travel conditions for Gold Card customers will be preserved to ensure that Gold Card holders are not disadvantaged as a result of the changes.
As part of the changes, about 5% of all journeys in Wellington City will require customers to transfer to another bus to complete their journey. This means that Gold Card customers travelling in the afternoon may need to break up their off-peak journey to transfer to another bus in the afternoon peak (after 3pm). To preserve current conditions for Gold Card customers in these cases, they will be able to continue their off-peak journey for free if they transfer to a second Metlink bus between 3pm and 3.30pm in Wellington city.
To get the free transfer, all you need to do is tell the driver that you have transferred from a previous off-peak service, and get on – it’s that simple.
These Gold Card transfer provisions apply to Metlink bus services in Wellington city. They do not apply on Metlink trains or ferries, the 91 Airport Flyer service, or Metlink bus services outside Wellington city as the changes do not impact current conditions for Gold Card holders in these cases.
SuperGold is a New Zealand government initiative for over 65s. Find out more about SuperGold (external link) .