Wellington’s new airport buses leave the depot on Friday, offering people a direct route to the airport by public transport for the first time in two years. The Airport Express fleet is made up of 10 new purpose-built, fully electric buses, which will run between Wellington Railway Station and the airport about every 10 to 20 minutes, 7am till 7pm, seven days a week.
Metlink general manager Samantha Gain said passengers could pay with cash or Snapper, with a maximum fare of $9.50 – half price to the end of August. Using Snapper would come with a discount and the buses would have free wifi as well as USB chargers and luggage racks.
In a first for buses in the capital, fares can also be purchased on board with a contactless debit or credit card.