Metlink Explorer day passes

A Metlink Explorer day pass gives you and an accompanying child aged 5-15 unlimited travel for one calendar day on Metlink buses and trains weekdays after 9am, including after midnight services, and the Airport Express. The ticket for zones 1-14 can also be used on the Wairarapa Rail Line service departing Wellington at 8.21am.

You can load a Metlink Explorer day pass onto your Snapper at participating  Snapper retailers, or with the  iOS or Android Snapper Mobile  app. 

Please note that passes can not be purchased using existing Snapper credit.


How it works

The pass will activate and start the 1-day count down first time you tag off on a journey that meets the criteria to use the pass.

When using a travel pass, you still need to make sure to tag on and off as you normally would, to avoid default/penalty fares. Any default/penalty fare or IOU incurred will stop your pass from working if you do not have enough balance to cover the charge.


Pass options / prices


Zones covered Pass price Areas in these zones
Zones 1 to 3 $11.00 All of Wellington City, including Johnsonville
Zones 1 to 7 $16.00 Wellington City, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Plimmerton, Pukerua Bay
Zones 1 to 10 $22.00 Wellington City, Hutt Valley, Porirua, and Kāpiti Coast to Waikanae
Zones 1 to 14 $27.00 Entire Metlink regional network, including Wellington City, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kāpiti Coast, and Wairarapa


For more information on Metlink Explorer day passes, see the Metlink website.