Metlink offer a child concession for passengers aged between 5 and 15 and secondary school students. A child concession entitles the passenger to a 50% discount off the peak-time adult Snapper fare.
To receive this discount fare when paying with Snapper, use either a Snapper Green card, a Snapper school ID card, or apply for a child concession to be loaded to a Snapper Red card.
The child concession can be used on all Metlink* buses except:
*This concession can be used on Metlink buses only. It is not available on independent commercial services. For fares and discounts on these services, please contact your service provider.
To be eligible for a child concession, Metlink’s requirements are as follows:
Apply for a Child concession online here
Drop in to see either the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Center or Upper Hutt i-SITE Visitor Information Center team with your Snapper card and proof of enrolment:
To apply for, or renew, your child concession via email, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
Snapper Green cards are the easiest way for children to use the bus and always pay the correct fare, as they are pre-loaded with the child concession. This means the child concession never expires and never needs to be renewed.
Passengers that meet Metlink’s requirements can travel on the same Snapper Green card right through school from year 1 to year 13 without ever having to apply for or renew a concession.
Some schools get their school ID cards printed onto Snapper cards. These cards have the child concession loaded automatically onto them by Snapper. As long as you’re enrolled in school and look after your ID card, you won’t need to do a thing to keep paying the correct fare.
Schools which currently use Snapper student ID cards
Passengers entitled to the child concession who are using a Snapper Red card will need to apply for a child concession to be loaded onto the card.