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It is easy to get around in Wellington by bus. Fares depend on the distance and the zones you want to go to.

To travel in the city section costs NZ$ 1 only, a trip covering the maximum of six zones comes to NZ$ 6.

If you intend to stay several days and not make too many trips each day you can save some money with the 10 trip SmartCard. One zone costs $ 1.20 instead of 1.50, and six zones 4.80 instead of 6.00.

The best deal for people who make many trips is a day pass. This covers three zones and costs $ 5.00. Those three zones are fairly sufficient, as they cover all the major tourist destinations, including Mt. Victoria, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, Otari-Wilton Bush, Oriental Bay etc.

Make sure you get on a Stagecoach with the day pass. It is not valid on other bus services like Mana and Newlands Coach Service, and the Flyer (airport bus).

Another great ticket is the Star Pass, a day pass for $ 10 ($ 12 from 1 Sep 2008). This includes the Stagecoach Flyer to and from the airport, and the trip around the whole harbour to Days Bay and Eastbourne.

You get the day passes from the bus driver.

Special fares apply to the Cable Car, the Harbour ferry and other means of transportation.

Metlink Service Info Phone (0800) 801 700

New Fares from 1 September 2008
The official information in the buses says that the fares will go up on 1 September 2008 - and this means they will remain unchanged, or go up 50 cents, or 1 dollar LOL

The city section ($ 1) and 1 zone ($ 1.50) remain unchanged, 2 zones go up by 50 cents to $3, and so on.

The Day Tripper stays at $ 5.

The Star Pass goes up from $ 10 to $ 12.

More info about the new bus fares:

Type: Bus

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  • Updated Aug 23, 2008
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