Snapper is cheaper, faster and easier to manage than cash. You can use your Snapper card to pay for your bus travel in the Greater Wellington Region.
Cheaper than Cash
You’ll pay at least 25% more using cash than with a Snapper card. You can view up to date fares (set by the Greater Wellington Regional Council) on the Metlink website.
Snapper can save you even more money on your bus travel, with monthly travel passes and concessions.
Faster than cash
Paying with your Snapper card is the quickest way to get on the bus. Just tag your Snapper card to the reader at the front of the bus when you get on. You’ll automatically be charged the right fare when you tag off as you leave the bus.
Easier to manage
Buy a Snapper card
If you’ve already purchased a travel card (Mana/Newlands or Uzabus smartcard), you might be entitled to a free Snapper card. Head to the Metlink website to find out more information on card swaps in your area.