If you’re an eligible full-time tertiary student you will receive a 25% discount off adult Snapper fares when travelling at peak times. Concession eligibility is set and managed by your Tertiary Education Organisation, if you have any queries around eligibility please get in touch with them directly. To receive this discount when you pay with Snapper, you’ll need to apply for a tertiary concession on your Snapper card.
The tertiary concession is available on all Metlink* buses except:
*Please note this concession will work on Metlink buses only. It is not available on independent commercial services. For fares and discounts on these services you will need to contact your service provider.
Apply for a Tertiary concession here
To be eligible for a tertiary concession, Metlink require that you are enrolled in an approved course at a tertiary education provider authorised by Greater Wellington Regional Council to issue tertiary student concessions.
A tertiary student of an approved tertiary education provider must either:
A list of Metlink approved tertiary education providers can be found here.
Metlink will work with approved tertiary education providers to contact students via email to explain how to get the tertiary concession online. If you do not receive an email then you will be able to apply for a tertiary concession online.
If you’re a Limited Full-Time Student, you can apply for your concession at a Snapper Service Site. You’ll need to bring your student ID, and provide proof of your Limited Full-Time status using one of the following MSD letters:
Make sure you have your Student ID with you. Then just tag on and off the Snapper card readers as normal. To show that the discounted fare has been applied, the readers will beep twice and display “Tertiary”. Check out how to tag on and off the Snapper readers.
Once your concession application has been approved you will receive an email with the concession expiry date designated by your tertiary provider. Your concession will remain valid as long as you meet the Metlink eligibility conditions for your Tertiary concession. You will receive notice via email in advance of any changes made to your concession. You can view the expiry date of your concession by logging in at snapper.co.nz and selecting “My account”.