Snapper on the Wellington Cable Car

If your journey begins or ends at the Lambton Quay terminus gates, you will be able to pay with Snapper.  By paying with Snapper, you will save more than 10% on the Wellington Cable Car compared to the cash or EFTPOS fare.


Wellington Cable Car fares

Snapper can be used to pay for one way travel on the Cable Car at the Lambton Quay terminus only.  The following fares are determined by Wellington Cable Car, and their full timetable and fares can be viewed on their website.

  • Adult $3.75

Concession fares

You will need a concession on your Snapper card to receive the following fare discounts.

  • Child $2.10
  • Tertiary Student $2.80


Older Snapper cards will not work on the Cable Car

You need a Snapper with a white + sign on it for use on the Cable Car.  If you have an older Snapper card without a ‘+’,  please visit a Snapper Service Centre  to swap your card for a free new Snapper and to transfer your balance and/or travel pass.


Annual Cable Car shutdown

The Cable Car will be closed each year for a short period for its scheduled annual maintenance.

During the shutdown, a free replacement bus service will operate every 20 minutes from 7am to 7pm on weekdays and from 8:40am to 6pm on the weekend.