Timetable & Fares

Ticket prices and Cable Car operating hours.  


For a fast and convenient way to experience the Cable Car, buy your ticket online before you arrive. Please remember that you will still need to queue for the Cable Car on busy days.

You can download an electronic copy of our brochure for your visit: English, Chinese (中文), French (Française), Japanese (日本語), Korean (한국어), German (Deutsch).

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10 Trips 
25 Trips 
Adult $4.00 $7.50 $3.50 $28.00 $56.00
Child (5-15) $2.00 $3.50 - $14.00 $28.00
with NZ student ID
$2.00 $3.50 - $14.00 $28.00
2 Adults & up to 4 Children
$19.00     * For single person use only
Monthly Pass $70.00        
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm & after 6:30pm
All day weekends & Public Holidays

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  • Children under 5 years old travel for free
  • Multi-trips are loaded electronically onto a Snapper+ or Cable Car Multi-trip Card. Charges apply for new cards.
  • Multi-trip tickets are only available to individual passengers to enable them to make multiple journeys. They are not valid for group travel 
  • Online tickets can be purchased and printed from any computer, or shown on-screen on a mobile device
  • No cash refunds are given on online tickets. Refunds are via the credit card that was used in the original transaction. For refunds call 04 472 0506 or email info@wellingtoncablecar.co.nz.
  • Refunds can take up to 7 to 10 working days.
  • When purchasing a Student ticket or using a SuperGold Card, customers must also have their Student ID or Super Gold card with them.

Snapper Card

The Snapper Card is Wellington’s contactless transport ticketing smartcard, which can be used to pay for discounted fares on the Cable Car, Bus, in Taxis and on-street parking in Wellington.

You need a Snapper + card to use Snapper on the Cable Car. If you have an older Snapper card without a ‘+’, please visit a Snapper Service Centre to transfer your balance and/or travel pass to a Snapper + card free of charge.

Snapper is available to passengers traveling through Lambton Quay only.

Multi Trip Card

Multi trip cards are only available to individual passengers to enable multiple journeys at the Cable Car. They are NOT valid for group travel.

New issue Multi trip cards incur a one-off fee of $2.50. Charge also applies to lost or stolen cards. Damaged cards will be exchanged free of charge.

When reloading trips onto a Student Card, you must present your valid NZ Student ID upon purchase.

Multi trip card trips are valid for one year from the date of purchase. No refunds are given on part used Multi trip cards. 

School Groups

All members of a school group will be charged at the Child rate. Please make a booking for school groups at info@wellingtoncablecar.co.nz.

School group bookings for the Cable Car Museum need to be made separately with the Museum Trust on 04 475 3578 or cablecar@wmt.org.nz.


Tour Groups

Although you can show up on the day, we prefer to receive bookings for large groups so we can confirm dates, manage any potential overcrowding and also notify you in the unlikely event there is an operational problem with the Cable Car on the day.

There is no charge for a cancelled booking except where some other element is included in the Cable Car trip such as packed lunches, a Cable Car Museum tour or Space Place (Carter Observatory)/Zealandia tour where we may incur additional costs.

Tour group bookings for Wellington Cable Car should be made by emailing info@wellingtoncablecar.co.nz


Wellington Cable Car is open every day except Christmas Day. We will run a reduced service in December. Please see below for more information.

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Monday to Friday 7:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday 8.30am - 10:00pm
Sunday 8.30am - 9:00pm
See Christmas Timetable


Christmas Timetable

The Cable Car will be operating reduced services during December 2015. Check out the Christmas Timetable 2015 here.


Tunnel Light Show

Visitors and locals alike that ride through the two 100m long tunnels will be surrounded by burst of LED lights that flash on and off to create some stunning patterns and imagery. The tunnel light show will be available daily from 9am to close during the weekdays and all day during the weekends. 

Check out our Facebook page for video and pictures of the lights.


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Annual Maintenance Closure

Each year the Cable Car will be closed for its annual safety inspections. This will start from Monday 6 June 2016 until Thursday 21 July 2016. A replacement bus service will operate from Lambton Quay and Kelburn via Victoria University during the closure.

Please be aware of the closure dates when placing tour group bookings.


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+64 4 472 2199
Cable Car Lane
280 Lambton Quay