Where to use Snapper

You can use Snapper to pay for your fares on the following transport modes in the Greater Wellington Region. Check out the specific transport page to find out more about where, how and what discounts are available.


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.

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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 an uphill cash or EFTPOS fare.

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Rail - Johnsonville line only

From 14 November 2021, customers using the Johnsonville train line will be able to pay for their travel using Snapper.

Snapper card readers will be placed on each platform along the Johnsonville Line, primarily located near entrances and exits. You will tag on before boarding the train, by holding your Snapper card to the card reader, “fish to fish.” At the end of your journey, you will tag off on the platform where you exit the train.

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