Snapper is the electronic smart card payment option for the Greater Wellington Region. Whether you are using the bus to travel every day or just occasionally Snapper is a great way to pay. Just tag on when you board, and tag off again at the end of your trip. Snapper has been making bus travel in Wellington a breeze since 2008, making thousands of people’s daily travel quicker and easier.
Snapper is a smart way to pay because:
We (Snapper) are the interim bus ticketing provider for Metlink, which means you can use a Snapper card to pay for your bus travel on all Metlink services.
Snapper is available on all Metlink buses in the Greater Wellington Region.
For more information about the Metlink bus routes available in your area visit the Metlink website.
Mana, NZ Bus and New Zealand Coach Services (NCS) will provide some commercial routes (listed below) that are independent of Metlink’s Greater Wellington regional bus network. As independent commercial services, the fares and ticketing of these transport companies may differ from Metlink services.
Check out the full list of independent services that do not use Snapper here.
You need to tag on and off the bus using the Snapper card readers to ensure you are charged the correct discount fare.
Check out how to get on board with Snapper
As well as loading your Snapper with cash, you can purchase of travel passes to use on the bus.
Check out more information about travel passes here.