Public Transport Fares are Changing

September 6, 2023

A message from Metlink and Snapper

Kia ora,

Metlink’s new fares, with new concessions for children and young adults, start Friday 1 September 2023, bringing ‘half price fares for all’ to an end.

The move is in alignment with the fare changes outlined in the Government’s 2023 Budget announcement in May.

This is a reminder that if you are eligible for the new concessions for children 5-12 and young adults 19-24 you can apply now to ensure you receive the benefits as soon as possible.

From September 1:

  • Under 13s can apply for a Child Under 13 Free Pass on a green Snapper card to enable free travel
  • 13 – 18 year olds (or older if still at secondary school) will receive 75% off the full price adult fare when using a green Snapper card, no application is required
  • 19 – 24 year olds can apply for a Young Adult Connect concession on a red Snapper card to receive 50% off the full price adult fare
  • Over 25s will return to full price fares*

*Over 25s eligible for Tertiary, Accessible, and Community Connect will still have access to those concessions.

To quickly check what fare you should be paying, you can use Metlink’s Find Your Fare tool.

Alternatively, for an overview on the available concessions and how to apply for these, you can visit our Concessions page.

Ngā mihi
Team Snapper