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).
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.
All members of a school group will be charged at the Child rate. Please make a booking for school groups at email@example.com.
School group bookings for the Cable Car Museum need to be made separately with the Museum Trust on 04 475 3578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.