If you are a frequent bus user you may want to top-up your Snapper card with a 30-day pass instead of a cash amount. There are currently two Metlink bus passes that you can choose from, but please choose your pass carefully as they are only available for use on certain routes.
Even if you’re mainly using a travel pass, it’s a good idea to make sure your Snapper always has a few dollars loaded on it. A travel pass loaded on your Snapper will only work if your Snapper card has a positive balance.
You can load any travel pass onto your Snapper at participating Snapper retailers, or with the Snapper Mobile app and an NFC-capable Android phone.
For bus travel between zones 1 to 3 in Wellington city – ideal if you are travelling from Johnsonville or the Eastern suburbs such as Miramar, Seatoun and Strathmore Park. It includes Routes 60 and 60e as long as you tag on and tag off within zones 1 to 3. Because it is a 30 day pass (rather than a monthly) it can start on any day of the month.
This pass is not valid on routes 81, 83, 84 and 85 or after midnight routes N6, N8, N22, N66 & N88, or any school routes.
For bus travel from Eastbourne to Wellington city (Routes 81, 83, 84 and 85) and can be used on Wellington city routes as long as you tag on and tag off within zones 1 to 3. Because it is a 30 day pass (rather than a monthly) it can start on any day of the month.
This pass is not valid on routes 60, 60E, after midnight routes N6, N22 & N66 or any school routes.