Travel passes on your Snapper

Please note: prices listed below reflect the current nationwide half price public transport fare scheme. These prices apply until January 31st 2023. More details here.

All passes are valid for 30 consecutive days (rather than monthly). Because of this, they can start on any day of the month. The pass will activate and start the 30-day count down the first time you tag on with your Snapper for travel, after purchasing the pass.

Even if you’re primarily 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.

When using a travel pass, you still need to make sure to tag on and off as you normally would.

You can load any travel pass onto your Snapper at participating  Snapper retailers, or with the  iOS or Android Snapper Mobile  app. 


Bus passes

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. 
 
A Snapper card can have a total of two bus passes loaded at any given time, so you can pre-purchase your next pass before the current one runs out. 

Metlink 30-day pass for Wellington: $76.15

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.  

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. 

Metlink 30-day pass for Eastbourne: $101.50

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.   

This pass is not valid on routes 60, 60E, after midnight routes N6, N22 & N66 or any school routes. 

Rail passes 

Currently, the only rail line accepting Snapper payment is the Johnsonville line, which is in a pilot period (more detail on this, here). If you are a frequent traveller on this line, you may wish to use a 30-day rail pass instead of a cash amount.

A Snapper card can have a total of two rail passes loaded at any given time, so you can pre-purchase your next pass before the current one runs out*.  You can also have an additional two bus passes on your Snapper card at any given time.

*Please note, currently Snapper cards do not allow for both an active Cable Car pass AND active rail pass. If you wish to use passes for both Cable Car and rail, please contact our Customer Care team who will provide you with a solution.

Adult 30-day rail pass for Johnsonville line zones 1-3: $57.00

For rail travel between zones 1 to 3 on the Johnsonville Line – ideal if you are travelling between Wellington Station and any other stop on the Johnsonville Line.

Adult 30-day rail pass for Johnsonville line zone 3-3: $26.10

For rail travel within zone 3 only on the Johnsonville Line – ideal if you are only travelling within stops between Crofton Downs and Johnsonville Stations.

Does not include travel to/from Wellington Station.

Child 30-day rail pass for Johnsonville line zones 1-3: $28.50

For rail travel between zones 1 to 3 on the Johnsonville Line – ideal if you are travelling between Wellington Station and any other stop on the Johnsonville Line.

Please note that a child pass can only be loaded onto a Green Snapper card or Snapper card with a valid child concession.

Child 30-day rail pass for Johnsonville line zone 3-3: $12.90

For rail travel within zone 3 only on the Johnsonville Line – ideal if you are only travelling within stops between Crofton Downs and Johnsonville Stations.

Does not include travel to/from Wellington Station.

Please note that a child pass can only be loaded onto a Green Snapper card or Snapper card with a valid child concession.